I had been wanting to make some small gifts, and after thinking about it for a few days, I started cutting circles and butterflies from felt... If you would like to make some butterfly brooches, too, please follow along!
Small scraps of felt in at least three colors
Embroidery floss and a needle
The butterflies are attached to the smaller felt circles by the stitches which form their bodies. To embroider the bodies, I made one long stitch down the center of each butterfly, and then, on either side of the long stitches, I made stitches which were half the length (see photo above).
The heads are large French knots, and the antennae are stitched using a single strand separated from a piece of 6-strand embroidery floss.
After the heads & bodies were embroidered, I used an applique stitch to sew the smaller circles to the larger circles.
And that's it... you're done.