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Fun to Make Butterfly Plant Pokes

Decorate your plants with these fun-to-make Butterfly Plant Pokes! Made from polymer clay and gemstones, these pretty butterfly plant pokes are a great accessory to your home garden and houseplants!

Create some fun to make Butterfly Plant pokes with polymer clay and gemstones! What a great way to decorate your plants. This project is simple to make in an afternoon and is a fun project for both adults and kids! Limited only by your imagination, these beautiful butterflies add a touch of whimsey to your garden.

Make butterfly plant pokes with clay, gemstones, and craft sticks.

This is Suzy from SuzysSitcom. It’s that time of year to start thinking about our gardens. Collecting greenery and planting seeds helps to take away those winter blues. So nice that spring is finally here! Let’s add a touch of whimsey to our greenery and create some beautiful butterfly plant pokes!

How to make butterfly plant pokes

For this project, we are using polymer clay. It stays continually soft and can be baked in a home oven, retaining its color and size. It is available in many colors and is super fun to work with. This project is simple to make in the afternoon.

The entire tutorial is in a printable card at the bottom of this post. But first, here is a little bit of info about the tools and supplies you’ll need.

Wood craft ticks, oven-bake clay, and butterfly templates.

What you need: 

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Use the Butterfly template

Tracing the butterfly template onto clay.

Soften the polymer clay in your hand and then roll it out to about 1/4″ thick. Cut out the butterfly template, place over the rolled out clay and use a craft knife to cut around the template.

Blue clay butterfly shape.

Remove the template. Your butterfly is revealed!

Add a notch for the wooden stick

Marking a wooden craft stick spot on the butterfly.

Flip over the butterfly and using an end of one of the wooden sticks, push an indent into the bottom of the butterfly. This will serve as a notch to place the stick after the polymer clay has been baked.

bake the polymer clay butterflies

Blue, pink, purple, and yellow clay butterflies on a baking sheet.

Use the leftover scraps of polymer clay to form the body and head of each butterfly. Place the butterflies onto a cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil and bake in a 265 degree oven for 25 minutes. Allow them to cool completely before going to the next step.

add gemstones to the butterflies

Gluing assorted gemstones onto the baked butterflies.

Add white glue to the top of the butterfly and then place flat-backed gemstones in place. Create any patterns that you like! This is the fun part!

Clay butterflies covered in colorful matching gemstones.

I got a bit carried away with this part. A fun batch of sparkly butterflies was the result! Allow the glue to dry before going to the next step. (Tacky glue will dry clear).

add wooden sticks

Gluing wooden craft sticks to the back of each butterfly.

For this next step, E6000 glue is the best choice. You will want a strong bond between the wooden sticks and the polymer clay butterfly. Add a drop of glue to the end of a wooden stick and place the stick into the notch that you created previously on the back of each butterfly. Allow the glue to dry.

Blue, yellow, and purple clay butterfly pokes covered in sparkly gemstones.

Now start decorating your plants! These pretty butterfly plant pokes add a fun touch of whimsey to your garden and potted plants.

Butterfly plant pokes in seeding containers.

Use these butterfly plant pokes indoors or outdoors! Create something beautiful for your garden. Here’s the printable card with everything you need to know about how to create fun butterfly plant pokes with polymer clay!

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Easy to make Butterfly Plant Pokes

Decorate your plants with these fun to make Butterfly Plant Pokes! Made from polymer clay and gemstones, these pretty butterfly plant pokes are a great accessory to your home garden and houseplants!
Work Time1 hr
Baking time, drying time1 hr 25 mins
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Keyword: butterfly plant pokes
Author: Suzy Myers
Cost: 20

Supplies

  • 1 Pack Oven-bake Polymer clay Any colors!
  • 1 pack Flat back Gemstones
  • 1 ea. White Glue Any that dries clear
  • 1 pack Wooden sticks
  • 1 ea. E6000 glue
  • 1 ea. Butterfly template

Instructions

  • Roll out polymer clay to 1/4" thickness.
  • Use template to cut out butterfly.
  • Turn butterfly over and push end of wooden stick into the clay to form a notch.
  • Use scraps of polymer clay to create body and head of butterfly.
  • Bake butterflies on a cookie sheet covered in foil. Bake at 265 degrees for 25 minutes. Allow them to cool.
  • Cover butterfly wings in white glue and add gemstones. Allow to dry.
  • Glue the wooden sticks into the notch on back of the butterflies with E6000 glue. Allow to dry.
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