Tuesday, February 16, 2010

DIY Butterfly Embellishment Drinking Straws

I know, its been quite some time since I posted. Seems like I say that a lot sometimes at the beginning of my posts! So its usually guilt that drives me to finding and posting an extra cute craft. So in the spirit of cute I present these dreamy fluttery butterfly straws, a different take on the umbrella in your drink embellishment. I know summer is some time off but these lemonade drinks just make me feel that much more ansy for summer to come. The people at Good Housekeeping bring you this latest craft with a downloadable template here. All you have to do is download, trace, cut, and decorate. YES its really THAT easy! Just trace one butterfly onto regular scrapbook material and the other onto vellum to create a layered look. Coordinate these with your next theme party. While your at it, make extras and attach a few on clear fishing line and hang from a tree or the ceiling. Hang butterflys everywhere to create a summer theme that everyone will be sure to love.

9 comments:

Lizzie said...

So pretty! Thank you for sharing this project. Something I can do for my mum & niece when it's their birthday party this summer.

I may have to use these as scrapbook embellishments too!

Thanks a zillion!

The LemonDrop Tree said...

@Lizzie...thank you. I believe Martha Stewart might actually carry a butterfly punch which might make your job easier. That way you don't have to trace and cut out hundreds of them!!!! I don't know how big the punch is though.

Seizing My Day said...

We did those beautiful butterfly straws for a fairy birthday party one year... a friend did them for her daughters party first ;) They are a huge hit with little girls!
Just Jenn~ www.seizingmyday.com

Lanie said...

These are so cute! I linked to this in my Friday Favorites! ~Lanie

http://laniejandco.blogspot.com/2010/02/friday-favorites-21910.html

The LemonDrop Tree said...

thanks Lanie....I'll be sure to check out your blog!

Maggie said...

this is so kewl, it will be so easy to do using the Cricut Machine by Provo Craft..
Going to try it :)
Thanks
Maggie
http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
http://cuttingabove.blogspot.com

The LemonDrop Tree said...

Maggie...yes I suppose it would be that much more easier with a die cutting machine! You don't have to restrict yourself to just butterflies that way either.

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Oh... I'm glad you shared these. I had seen them before, but I forgot about them. Think I'll remember them by this summer? Could you post them again in about June for me? LOL!

I do think they are adorable!

The LemonDrop Tree said...

@Tami...lol...come June I'll personally email this craft to you dear!!!