Now that Christmas is over, I can finally post the gifts I’ve made!!! This project got me SOOO excited when it all came together. I know it seems like it’s complicated, but it was actually really easy (and fun!) I made one for my momma and my friend Tracy, both who love dragonflies 🙂
For the wings, I used Mod Podge’s Dimensional Magic (love this stuff)!
For each set of wings, I made two loops. I placed them on parchment paper, flattening them out if needed. Then, I sprinkled some glitter on the bottom, applied the Dimensional Magic, and finished them off with some more glitter. If the Dimensional Magic bleeds under the wire a little, that’s totally fine! You can just trim that away once it’s dried. They usually take a few hours to dry, so don’t try peeling them off until they’re completely clear! (P.S–you could use this method for so many other things! Flower petals, butterfly wings, jewelry charms etc.)
Now to start the body. I began with 2 small beads, 4 medium, and 3 larger. Then, you want to wrap the wings around the wire. Do this carefully, as you don’t want to break them! If you’re really good at wire wrapping, and can get it really tight, than you’re good. I, on the other hand, had to use some super glue to make them stay. Once the glue dried, I put one more of the larger beads on, and topped it off with a bead to make the “head”. I made a little loop at the top, and wire wrapped a metal hanger. You could also use a ribbon though!
These make great ornaments, but you could also hang them on your rear view mirror, in a window, or from the ceiling…..I can go on and on! 🙂
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