Cute Butterfly DIY ~ Golf Ball Recycling w/ Video Tutorial

It’s time for another golf ball critter! We are making a cute butterfly. Let’s craft up a little spring decor by recycling an old golf ball!

This is perfect for butterfly room decor or butterfly decorations for parties! They would be cute as party favors or a party project to make!

Supplies You Will Need for Your Cute Butterfly

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Here is the Cute Butterfly Video Tutorial

Cute Butterfly Directions

Step 1

Paint the golf ball and dowel head yellow. Allow to dry.

Golf ball and dowel head painted yellow

Step 2

Drill a hole into the golf ball that would fit a skewer stick.

Drill hole into the golf ball large enough for a skewer stick

Step 3

Drill a hole into the dowel head to in the size to fit the eye screw.

Drill hole into dowel cap

Step 4

Put glue in the golf ball hole and insert a skewer stick. Cut the skewer stick to the length that it will fit into the dowel head opening.  

Add glue to the dowel head opening and put hot glue around the skewer stick. Press together. The hot glue will keep everything in place, while the other glue dries.

Insert skewr stick and glue into golf ball

Step 5

Screw in eye screw.

Yellow golf ball with dowel cap glued on and eyescrew

Step 6

Place the golf ball and head onto the craft foam. Draw the wings and cut them out.

When you pick out your colors you can coordinate the colors for butterfly room decor. Or if you are thinking butterfly decorations for parties, there might be a color theme too!

Lay golf ball on pink craft foam and draw butterfly wings

Step 7

Using hot glue, glue the wings onto the golf ball.

Glue pink butterfly wing onto yellow golf ball

Step 8

Using the clear drying glue, trace the wings and sprinkle on glitter. Shake off excess and allow it to dry.

Put glue around the edge of the butterfly wing
Sprinkle fine pink glitter on glue on foam butterfly wing

Step 9

Drill small holes in the head and cut wire to the length of antennae. Twist the ends of the wire antennae to make the curls. 

Drill hole into butterfly head

Step 10

Dip ends of the antennae into glue and insert into the head holes.

Dip ends of antennae into glue and stick them into the butterfly head

Step 11

Glue on eyes and draw a smile with a permanent marker.

Glue on google eyes to the cute butterfly

That’s it! Now you can hang it up and feel like spring is coming!!

Cute butterfly craft

Have fun with it! I’d LOVE to see what you make! Be sure to share it over on my Craft Klatch Facebook Group! It’s Free! ❤️

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Thanks for stopping by! Remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer, so grab your glue gun and your glitter!™ Stay safe!


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