Butterfly Christmas Tree

Butterfly project

Time Needed: Up to 20 minutes for assembly.

Project Level: Anyone can do this!

My daughter and I decided to decorate a miniature table-top Christmas tree with glittery butterflies, something we considered a terrific addition to our Christmas decor.

Here are the supplies we used:

  •  One miniature artificial table-top Christmas Tree which I bought on sale just 2 weeks before Christmas at Michael’s, a local arts and craft store. You might purchase yours at Hobby Lobby or any other local arts and craft store. If I remember correctly, I paid $19.99 for our tree.
  • One miniature artificial table-top Christmas Tree which I bought on sale just 2 weeks before Christmas at Michael’s, a local arts and craft store. You might purchase yours at Hobby Lobby or any other local arts and craft store. If I remember correctly, I paid $19.99 for our tree.
  • Butterfly project treeOne box of miniature lights which can be colored or white lights. I purchased our lights on sale also, and we used a box of 50 lights.
  • Butterfly clips; there were a number of different colors and sizes of butterflies to choose from, and we found these on sale in the section with other Christmas ornaments. We chose blue and purple glittery butterflies.
  • Christmas ball ornaments; these can be large or small. In fact, I used what I already had on hand, and stuck with basic silver to help emphasize the blue and purple butterflies.
  • Tree garland; I used one long strand of pearl garland that I already had on hand. The pearl was a great compliment against the silver ornaments.
  • Butterfly suppliesSilk flowers; for this project I used silk Hydrangea blossoms, again from a bunch of silk Hydrangeas that I already had on hand.
  • Glue gun. This, too, is part of my usual crafting stash, so it was close by and ready to use.

 

My daughter and I decorated the tree just as we would any other tree. The lights went on first, followed by the garland, the Christmas balls, and the butterflies. The last touch was the placement of Hydrangea blossoms.

Once we had it just right, I then went around with my glue gun and glued the silver balls and silk blossoms onto the tree branches, so they wouldn’t fall off if we moved the tree. The butterflies stayed in place easily, thanks to their built in clips.

Our newly decorated Christmas tree looked great in our foyer, but looked even better in the window sill of our cheery breakfast nook, alongside other green plants. It was a perfect addition to a small space, and a terrific complement to our larger family tree.

 

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