8.25 x 10.5 canvas (I reused one that had something mod podged on it. You could also use a board or even cardboard if that's what you have.)
Yarn (I used both worsted weight and sport weight)
Crochet hook (I used 5mm)
String or thread (I used size 3 crochet thread)
Hot glue gun/hot glue
Make a butterfly from this pattern. I finished off after each round and attached the new color in the space. Use yarn instead of a pipe cleaner for the center - wrap it around the body three times and tie in a knot; trim to make the antennae.
Cut out about 10 little bunting squares from felt. I eyeballed the first one and then set it on top of the felt, cutting around it, to make the rest.
Use the large-eye needle to string the felt buntings onto the string. Leave plenty of extra string on the ends.
Wrap the canvas with the fabric. I hot glued the long sides first, then wrapped the short sides like a present - folding and gluing the outside edges flat onto the top, then folding the flap over and hot gluing it down onto the frame.
When you've put the butterfly where you want it, poke thumbtacks through the back half of wings and through the canvas, hot gluing the tacks on the back so that they'll stay.
Set the bunting down where you want it, wrap the string around the back and secure it with hot glue. (My fabric is a bit fuzzy, so the felt sticks to it in a nice drape without needing to be glued. But if you have shiny material and the bunting droops, you may want to do a few dots of glue behind some of the buntings.)
And that's it! Easy peasy. I just love how it turned out. :)
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