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Butterfly Bell Jar Tutorial

Making bell jars is a fun and affordable project in which you’ll create a beautiful gift or piece of decor for your home. We’ve gotten a lot of questions about how to build bell jars with our paper butterflies and moths, and are delighted to share a step-by-step tutorial explaining the process! We recently released Multi-Packs that make it easy to do this project! You can also follow along as we go through these steps on YouTube and TikTok!  Materials:Butterflies: We’re working with the Blue and White Morpho Butterflies. Any of our multi-packs are great for this project! Bell Jar: Ours is from IKEA and is 10 3/4” tall. You’ll want to find a bell jar with a wooden base, since...

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Free Coloring Book Page!

We are offering a free coloring book page as part of our Customer Appreciation Week!  Right-Click the image below to download and print the full-size sheet, or follow this link to download the image. This image was designed by illustrator/writer Siolo Thompson, whose work you can read more about in our artist feature! The artwork was inspired by our limited specimen set, the Ghost Cicada.  "In the popular imagination the butterfly has long served as a symbol of transformation and change. We are awed by its progression - from egg, to caterpillar, pupa, to winged adult. It is easy to see why the butterfly reminds us to change and grow, to evolve gracefully through the stages of life in order to one...

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Making a Butterfly Kaleidoscope Shadowbox

Making shadowboxes is a fun and easy craft project to do at home, and a wonderful way to create new art for your walls. Using our lifelike paper specimens makes it sustainable and vegan! While there’s many different styles of shadowboxes you can make (including one we've already shared!), today we’ll walk you through how to put together a Kaleidoscope Shadowbox with our paper Monarch and Viceroy butterflies. Fun Fact: Did you know that a group of butterflies is called a Kaleidoscope?  To start, we got a Keepsake Box from a craft store. These boxes are great for displaying memorabilia and curiosities. The one we chose is 11”x14” with a 1.5” depth, and features a back wall covered in felt. To...

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Moth & Myth's Simple Guide to Outstanding Product Photography

It can be a challenge as a new or experienced artist to take photos of your own work. As a tool for our lovely network of creators, we wanted to share our simple guide for shooting outstanding product photos with your phone! These are tips we've learned over time, and we think you might be able to benefit from them as well. All you need is a phone with a camera, a background, and a little patience and creativity.  LightingPick a spot that has natural lighting but not direct sun light. Natural lighting helps the color look the most accurate. A shaded outdoor patio is a great place to set up for your photoshoot! Avoid: Fluorescent, over head, and direct sunlight. Any light that skews...

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