A butterfly needs antennae of course and that’s why I’ll be showing you today how to easily DIY butterfly antennae. I love dressing up for Halloween, for German Fasching, or just for any party really.
And if you’re already following me on my crafting journey, you know that I am almost obsessed with crafting and wearing fairy or butterfly wings. What? You’re not following? Then it’s about time you start doing so, lol. No seriously. Do it. Like now.
For once this is going to be a short post, as it’s super easy to DIY butterfly antennae.
Supplies to DIY butterfly antennae
- Black Alice band or headband
- Black pipe cleaner
Craft Supplies for LOW or NO Money
For this project, it’s only two “ingredients” and hence a very frugal craft. But in order to transfer projects with a long list of supplies into frugal crafts, you have to get creative!!!
I’m sharing all my tips & tricks with you:
How to DIY butterfly antennae
Go find your Alice band and pipe cleaner. I bought my black headband for only a couple of Pounds (I bought it in the UK while visiting my friend Debbie) and guess what? It comes with silver sparkle. Yay! That’s definitely a plus as far as I am concerned.
Fold your pipe cleaner in half and wrap each side once around the middle of your Alice band.
For a more cutesy look, start rolling in the ends of each antenna till you are happy with the outcome. Aaaaaaaand you’re done! Told you, it’s super easy and done within minutes.
Now for the butterfly wings
If you are still on the lookout for a tutorial on how to make yourself a beautiful set of Butterfly Wings, I’ve got the thing for you! Even two things, for that matter…They’re both no-sew tutorials using wire, pantyhose, acrylic paint, sparkle, ribbon and silk flowers.
They work perfect as individual costumes or as a family or group costume!
Are you planning on rocking that Halloween party as a butterfly? If so, send me some photos or tag me on social media, I’d sure love to see what you created!