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Aug 12, 2019 08:00:18   #
Joyce Martin
 
Yes, magnets or hair clips. Very cute.
 
Aug 12, 2019 08:38:30   #
AgeNoLimit
 
You can make key chain ornaments. You can buy the metal key chains at craft store and add a knitted or crochet item to give as a gift or have a child sell them to earn money. My niece when she was little made beaded key chains and sold them to put money in her savings account. They were so popular that she couldn’t make them fast enough.
Aug 12, 2019 09:21:33   #
books (a regular here)
 
Glue on a pin and make brooches. Or a garland of them over your door for Spring. Red and green ones for Xmas.
Aug 12, 2019 09:35:18   #
ChristineM (a regular here)
 
I was going to say the same thing. Ronald MacDonald House uses butterflies and paediatric A&E do too...similar to giving little hand made teddies to children having procedures...lumbar punctures, bloods, IV insertion...they are beautiful anyway Christine, no matter what you intend doing with them.


quote=JoanDL]Butterflies are the symbol for our Hospice. Our volunteers make crafts throughout the year and make little seasonal gifts for our pt. Mothers Day, Fathers Day etc. Maybe a local nursery school could use them for their kids programs.[/quote]
Aug 12, 2019 10:21:27   #
yourmother306
 
Leave some wherever you go.
Aug 12, 2019 10:43:57   #
Pocahontas (a regular here)
 
k1p1granny wrote:
What about making a babies mobile.
The things they have hanging over a babies crib. Very cute



A cute idea....or even a mobile to hang on your indoor/outdoor porch.
Christine, you are the master at turning your little scraps into something special.
 
Aug 12, 2019 10:57:25   #
Bernadettebunty
 
I would love to know how to make them as they are really beautiful xxx
Aug 12, 2019 12:10:10   #
Sjlegrandma (a regular here)
 
Bernadettebunty wrote:
I would love to know how to make them as they are really beautiful xxx


I used the crochet butterfly tutorial by Bella Coco. If you google it you should find it. Sorry I can’t do a link from my iPad. Lots of other patterns on google as well.
Aug 12, 2019 12:40:09   #
Bernadettebunty
 
Sjlegrandma wrote:
I used the crochet butterfly tutorial by Bella Coco. If you google it you should find it. Sorry I can’t do a link from my iPad. Lots of other patterns on google as well.

Found it thank you - here is the link - http://www.bellacoco.co.uk/2015/08/crochet-butterfly-pattern.html
Aug 12, 2019 14:53:21   #
Evie RM (a regular here)
 
I would put them on a hat or a headband. I love butterflies.
Aug 12, 2019 15:00:47   #
mirl56 (a regular here)
 
Sjlegrandma wrote:
Like most other home made items the kids today want whatever their friends wear. My 9 year old granddaughter wouldn’t wear a butterfly in her hair and actually the school she attends only allows white ribbon bows in the girls hair.


Every child is different, some kids would love a butterfly hair clip/or pony tail holder. Some kids are even trend-leaders - once she has a butterfly in her head, all her friends will want them too. Plus, children are not in school all day or weekends.
 
Aug 12, 2019 15:15:18   #
Aisles (a regular here)
 
I'd use them to decorate a teapot cosy, a afghan, hat, head bead, a grocey bag, a pin cushion, sewing needle case make hanging mobils from them, make them into keyrings.

Lots of ways to use your pretty stash buster butterflies.
Aug 12, 2019 17:16:02   #
Lurker 2 (a regular here)
 
Sjlegrandma wrote:
Like most other home made items the kids today want whatever their friends wear. My 9 year old granddaughter wouldn’t wear a butterfly in her hair and actually the school she attends only allows white ribbon bows in the girls hair.


My two were possibly a little before the designer clothes and other peer pressure demands got really bad.
Sad, in my opinion, points to the overvaluing of money. And so hard on the children from families that are struggling just to find money for food.
Aug 12, 2019 20:34:17   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Sjlegrandma wrote:
Using up my small scraps as I go, have no idea what I am going to do with them though!
Were you to make the mesh base of this blanket, you could tack them all over it instead of the flowers on the corners: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/whimsey-blanket

Mine is for collecting swatches: https://www.ravelry.com/projects/JessicaJean/whimsey-blanket. It'll never look as pretty as the original, nor as one sprinkled with butterflies.
Aug 13, 2019 03:35:36   #
KnitWit 54 (a regular here)
 
I have actually used these as napkin rings.
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