DO IT YOURSELF NUMBER ONE.
I found this little poor guy in one of my rooms, lying dead on the floor. I didn´t want to throw him away so I searched online for some tipps, how to frame butterflies. I tried. I pretty messed up at the end, because some parts broken off. But if you´re more carefull than I was, it should definetly work.
You need a container, water, tweezers, some sort of plastique plate and the top of a jaw.
Fill water in your container, where you placed the top of the jaw. Make sure that it doesn´t cover the top of it.
Place the plastique plaste and the butterfly on top of it.
Close the container and leave it like this for about 1-2 weeks. It will help to open up the wings later.
You need some cartons, pins (I only had needles), paper and tape.
Try to create something like this.
Release your butterfly and carefully try to open it up with your tweezers. It will take some time, until it´s open and you can turn it around.
Fix the body of the butterfly.
Slowly open the wings.
Pin everything and leave it again for 1-2 weeks.
Take an old frame. I found mine in a thrift store.
Choose a background. You can take everything. I used a picture from the news paper.
Release your butterfly and frame it. I did fix it with some clue. Please make sure that there´s enough space between the back part of the frame and the glass, because mine hadn´t and it broke my butterfly. Next time I know better! ^.^ So good luck with yours.
Please tag me on INSTAGRAM (#diyskittlesxjunkie), if you also try to mount a butterfly. I would love to see it!