Don’t you just love when you find something that you can’t get enough of? I mean, I have a stash of vintage tablecloths I love to use on special occasions or just because. However, I also am finding oodles of uses for these stained tablecloths I first upcycled into dolls, and then my bucket hat. Additionally, I’m all about these gems I have stuffed into this whiskey jug and making them into refashioned tablecloth clothespin butterflies.
While most days I have this tucked as decor in my laundry room, this time I’m digging into these treasures of mine for my Reduce, Reuse, REFASHION time (the last Tuesday of the month, typically)
What is more, I’m eager to celebrate this spring season and the coming summer by creating some whimsical butterflies.
First, I print out a free template I found online and size it as wide as possible, about 7″ L x 5″ H.
Then, I cut out the butterfly leaving off the bottom of the body and the antennae and trace onto the tablecloth scraps.
As a matter of fact, you can see I have plenty left, correct?
Next, I trace two butterflies with one having more of the white as the back and the print on the front. Afterward, I cut them out, iron, and sew the pieces wrong sides facing with a small seam allowance and leaving a 1 ½” opening for stuffing.
Finally, I stuff the butterfly and sew shut using my zipper foot.
Last, I stick a clothespin on and cut a bit of twine and adhere with a small amount of either fabric glue or hot glue.
In sum, as a June baby myself, I’m totally partial to the strawberry butterflies to go with my bucket hat. Likewise, I just saw my first butterfly of the season and my heart soared.
At the same time, I’m also partial to the cherries and the roses on the other butterflies as well.
Which kaleidoscope (a group of butterflies) suits your fancy? If you’d like to take home one or more, you can find them available in my online store. There are many other handmade and vintage goodies as well.
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Rebecca - NC says
Sooooo cute!!! I’d have to say the butterflies that match your bucket hat are my faves!!! Have a great and blessed weekend!! 🦋😊
Yahoo!! You are so fun, Rebecca. I had a blast creating these to bring a smile. 😀 Thank you.
Ohmigoodness, those butterflies are adorable!! What a neat idea!
Aww!! You just made my day, Noelle. I had such fun with these…like a kid in a fabric store. 😀 Thanks!
So adorable and fun. LOVE butterflies and LOVE strawberries! I can see using these for pincushions (if people still use them ha!) or jewelry/lapel pins. Many blessings and Happy Friday!
Love that idea! So many ways to go with this for sure. Thanks for the smile!
These are great! So summer-y!
They would make a darling garland with a few strung together…all the possibilities!
Thank you for always sharing your light, even when the days may seem a bit dark. ☺️ Sending you hugs and prayers!
I am soooo in the mood for summer. 😀 I love that idea too! Creating is where it’s at. 😉
Caye Cooper says
All I can say, Larissa, is that they are soooo KEEE-UUTE!!!! Good job on reusing and recycling!
Thanks! I have a thing for clothespins as they remind me of days gone by and also used to make wrestling buddies with them. tee hee!
You always have such great ideas! These are just too cute!
I certainly have fun creating, Marietta. Thanks so much for the love!
How adorable! ❤️ I have so much fabric I need to get rid of. Thank you for sharing your ideas.
You are definitely not alone, Terri…oy! 😀 haha. I’m so glad to hear you like them. Thanks!
Oh I just simply adore these!! And again what a great use for this great vintage table cloths. It gives me a certain energetic vibe for the day thinking about spring!! Flutterby’s are so cheery!
You and me both! I am so ready for sun-kissed cheeks, barefoot everywhere I go, and load of exploring. Summer, here I come!