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Gentle Landings: Floaty Butterflies

Photography: Charles Maraia

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2000


Paper butterflies alight on the rims of champagne glasses, staying still just long enough for guests to find their seats.


  • Spray adhesive

  • Decorative paper

  • Card stock

  • Pencil

  • Scissors


  1. Spray-mount paper onto card stock or paper that's colored on both sides; fold in half. Place butterfly template on paper with flat edge of butterfly's body flush against fold; trace.

  2. Cut out butterfly along inside of the traced line and cut out V-shaped notch along the folded edge. Open slightly. Slip notch over rim of glass to hold butterfly in place.

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