DIY Snapchat Butterfly Filter Tutorial
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It's Day 2 and the tutorials just keep on coming! I know the last two have involved a lot of gluing, cutting, sculpting and, at times, advanced crafting abilities, so I'm bringing you a super easy tutorial for those of you that want to participate in the group costumes without accidentally hot gluing your fingers to felt in the process. This filter was by far the quickest and easiest to make, but it still looks super cute on. Okay okay I know I've said that about all of them but in all seriousness, there are photographs of three different people in this filter because it's a huge hit and everyone wants to try it out. You only need a few materials and about 20 minutes of free time, so let's dive right in, shall we?
Gold Butterfly Tutorial
Total Time: 15-20 minutes
Flip your wonderful sparkly gold paper over to the plain white side. Using your pen, lightly draw outlines for 6-8 different butterflies of various sizes. You only need 1-2 really big ones, the rest can be medium to small. I'm weirdly terrible at drawing butterflies, but I'll include my picture below anyways for you to use as a template and also to laugh at.
Cut out all of the butterflies using your fancy scissors and make sure to cut a single line in between the wings on each side so that you can bend the wings upwards. Once you've done this for all of the butterflies you can heat up the glue gun so that you're ready to attach the hair clips. Put a big blob of glue on the circular end of the hair clip, and glue it to the center of the butterfly. After the glue has dried bend two of the wings upwards so that they look more realistic. Confused about what that last part should look like? Just look at the second photo below and you'll understand, I have faith in you!
This step is totally optional, but if you remember from the actual Snapchat filter there are little gold circles floating around the crown, so I cut out some gold circles and attached them to little wires to make them look like they're floating. Unfortunately, the only wire they had available was thiw peculiar Seafoam color, but try and get light silver or gold wire if you can!
And there you have it people, that's literally all there is to it! Grab the closest nearby mirror and arrange the butterflies in your hair whichever way you like. Here are some pictures of my many wonderful models rocking the butterfly filter look.
Butterflies on fleek. Check back tonight at 7 PM to see the next tutorial!