Dia de los Muertos is my favorite holiday and to add to my joy the monarch butterflies are migrating through my neighborhood on their way down to mexico, so I decided to create this little one in honor of them !
Here is what you'll need for this project plus any other embellishments you might want to add to this little butterfly !
I found these little skeletons at our local supermarket as a garland and took them apart.
Start by selecting 2 sets of Fall Leaves (with the veins if possible) for the wings. I used floral snips to cut them of a garland.
Next place the leaves with the veins to the front in the arrangement you like.
Glue each of the leaves onto the skeleton using your hot glue gun. Be careful to attach each leaf to the others so that they are sturdy.
After all the leaves are glued on, I cut the ring base off of a plastic spider ring and then hot glued the spider to the back of the leaves to hide the joint where they came together.
Turn your butterfly over and start tracing the veins on the leaves with your glitter glue - if your leaves don't have veins, you can just trace out the veins yourself onto the leaf.
Use some glitter glue to "paint" your skeleton so that the bones will glisten !
Next Dot the Eyes with some contrasting glitter glue.
I also added some little skull sequins for that extra flare. Now you're ready to hang your butterfly !