How-to: Beautiful Butterfly Wings Upcycled from Wire Hangers and Old Clothes

Tape the wings together.Hold the two wings with the hanger hooks facing each other, and carefully put each hook through the opening in the other wing. This will lend stability to the set of wings.

Push the two wings together as close as you wish, with the necks of the two hangers lying together. When you’re satisfied with the way that the wings look, wrap the two hanger necks together with duct tape.

Either catch the raw edges of the openings in the duct tape wrap, or hand-stitch the openings closed around the necks of the two hangers.

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Written by Julie Finn

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now.

Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life, and my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties.


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  1. Great stuff! I have one suggestion–it would be great if all your awesome descriptions came with pictures for visual learners like me. I would appreciate it!

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