Sunday, August 22, 2010

Party Detail Idea: Wing It!

Let a flock of colorful paper butterflies loose, and you'll instantly give party decorations a lift. Trace the template onto a folded piece of paper, cut out the shape, and unfold the wings. (For different sizes, photocopy the template, reducing or enlarging the image.) Attach some to paper lanterns with tape or glue dots (sold by the roll at crafts stores), then fold the wings upward for true-to-life flutter form. For topflight cocktails, make 2 slits in the center of a butterfly cutout, and then slide a straw through.
Thanks to Martha Stewart and her staff for the great tip - what an excellent use of scrap wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, etc. for more info on this idea and summer parties click here.