Upcycled Butterflies from Red Packets


Upcycled Butterflies from Red Packets - A CNY DIY Craft by WahSoSimple

Yes! You can create pretty butterflies with red packets! It is really simple and fun. Read on to learn how to create them.


Upcycled Butterflies from Red Packets - A CNY DIY Craft by WahSoSimple

The materials needed:

  1. Red packets

  2. A pair of scissors

  3. A penknife

  4. A pencil

  5. A bottle

  6. Red String or craft pipe cleaners.

Upcycled Butterflies from Red Packets - A CNY DIY Craft by WahSoSimple

Step 1: With a penknife, slice open the red packet.

Upcycled Butterflies from Red Packets - A CNY DIY Craft by WahSoSimple

Step 2: To create the top set of butterfly wings, we fold a triangle with the desired portion of the red packet design. This triangle will allow us to cut a regular square piece.

Upcycled Butterflies from Red Packets - A CNY DIY Craft by WahSoSimple

Step 3: To create the bottom set of butterfly wings, we trace a circle with a bottle.

Upcycled Butterflies from Red Packets - A CNY DIY Craft by WahSoSimple

Step 4: Cut out the shapes.

Upcycled Butterflies from Red Packets - A CNY DIY Craft by WahSoSimple

Step 5: Create folds on both the square and circle cut outs.

Upcycled Butterflies from Red Packets - A CNY DIY Craft by WahSoSimple

Step 6: Cut a piece of string to tie both pieces of folded pieces together.

Upcycled Butterflies from Red Packets - A CNY DIY Craft by WahSoSimple

Step 7: Secure the square folded piece on top and the circle folded piece below. We then trim the left over string to form the antenna of the butterfly.

Upcycled Butterflies from Red Packets - A CNY DIY Craft by WahSoSimple

Step 8: Gently open up the folds and your butterfly is all ready!


Go on and create a flutter of butterflies!


If you are keen to learn how you can also create mini lanterns from with red packets, click on here to find out more!

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