Now that you have your beautiful Bohemian Butterfly hanging in your garden tree or Shepherd’s hook, It’s time to make a butterfly plant stake.
It Measures 5 inches wide wing span x 4 inches long.
20 gauge galvanized steel wire
needle nose pliers and round nose pliers
lots of crystals
for the body use acrylic beads. 1-12mm round, 3 – 8mm rounds and 14- 4mm bicones
Cut 2 – 20 inch pieces of wire for the top wings and string on crystals. Twist end.
Cut 2 – 18 inch pieces of wire for the bottom wings, string on crystals. Twist end.
For the head of body, cut approx. 30 inches of wire.
Bend in half and feed thru 12mm round bead.
Open the ends of the wire at the point where you want the antennae length to be.
Then bend the bottom wire 90 degrees.
Stack all stems together. Make sure each side is in the same order.
Top wing, bottom wing – BODY – bottom wing, top wing.
Wrap your plant tape around all the stems tightly.
You have to pull and wrap tape the same time.
Now shape the wings gently.
Slightly bend the bottom wings down and shape each wing as you like.
Now you are ready to place in your garden or planter.
If you need it to be taller, stick the stem into your bamboo stick.
Now marvel at your beautiful butterfly.
This butterfly is used as an ornament for gift wrapping.
If you have any questions please contact me I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.