This post is sponsored by Clorox.
Having pretty cake toppers this time of year is down right necessary. I mean, on life’s list of things you need this week… a pretty way to top your cakes should be ranking up there :) With Mother’s Day coming, bridal/baby shower season in full swing and birthday brunches filling my schedule, these bright glittered butterflies are an easy way to finish off all spring sweets in colorful style.
Along with the brunches and festivities of spring, I also get a crazy desire to clean this time of year. Projects like glittering 25 crepe paper butterflies seem equally dreamy to display and dreadful to make as I consider the never-ending cleanup that comes with using gold glitter in my house.
My kids have dust and seasonal allergies and let me tell you—golden glitter flying in the air does not help. When crafting a project like this, between the dust and the glitter we can find ourselves sneezing all day. For this project I tried something new for clean up time, CloroxⓇ Triple Action Dust Wipes. They worked like magic, really seemed to help with our normal dust and glitter allergy issue, and made my pretty (but messy) project so much easier to clean up after.
To make the golden crepe butterflies you’ll need two coordinating colors of crepe paper (hot pink and light pink are always a great idea), plus golden crepe paper for the wings, gold glitter, a glue gun, spray adhesive, and scissors.
Start by cutting out the butterfly wings. Having two layers will give the butterflies a gorgeous sense of fluttering as they top your cakes.
Cut a small piece of pink paper (about 5 inches long by 2 inches tall) and roll it to create the butterfly body. Roll a 1 inch piece and fold in half to make the antenna.
Following this basic template you can create butterflies in many different sizes. Once the pieces are cut and rolled, use hot glue to attach the antenna and the body parts together.
Lastly, spray the spray adhesive onto the butterfly wings and sprinkle golden glitter onto the top. This step is optional I suppose, but the glitter really makes these paper butterfly’s come to life. With CloroxⓇ Triple Action Dust Wipes around I can pile on the glitter and wipe it up, making my cleanup effortless.
Once the butterflies are made, they can be added to cakes, cupcakes—really any type of food. Rest the butterfly gently on top, or glue the bottom side to a bamboo kitchen skewer. Break off the ends for a shorter or longer stand. I love the effect a handful of the butterflies all at different heights gives to a cake, like they are flapping their golden wings around our sweets.
Say goodbye to the never-ending glitter clean-up saga we all know so well and say hello to fun spring projects that have an easy cleanup you can accomplish as you go.
This post is sponsored by Clorox—helping you clean on the go for a happier home. All ideas and opinions are mine.
(Photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Erin Holland).