I made these hoop decorations as little take-home gifts from Olive’s butterfly birthday party.
I printed this ethereal image onto fabric.
After that I framed each butterfly in a small embroidery hoop. They look best framed slightly off-centre.
As a final touch, I added a few tiny flecks of gold paint here and there – just to give the slightest glimmer.
I was really pleased with the way these turned out.
They’re not, perhaps, the usual garish gewgaw that appeals to a 4 year-old, but I like to think, for that very reason, they might not be discarded quite as quickly.
But I’m not entirely oblivious to the needs of 4 year old party attendees: I sent ’em home with a big fistful of sweets as well.