I made these little guys when I was in 6th or 7th grade, and thought I’d brag about how talented I was even back then :P
Okay, seriously now: I love how they turned out, they’ve decorated different pots of plants since then and they still look very nice.
So let’s see how they were made :)
Butterfly Plant Stakes
left over leather pieces (or other recycled material that’s as hard as leather)
Draw different butterfly shapes on the leather and cut them out. Pair them up if you want to.
Cut the wire to the desired length, then spiral them around the pencil, so you’ll end up with a spiraled wire.
Poke the wire through one wing of the leather butterfly/butterflies and insert a small twig in the middle as the butterfly’s body, then poke the wire through the other wing to secure the twig.
And there you have it: your butterfly plant stake is done.
Go decorate your plants with it :)
Later edit: this post was featured on the Cool2Craft blog as a part of the Recycle Week posts :)