Friday, March 8

Spring Butterfly Display


I'm probably speaking too soon, but yesterday was 52 degrees and I have spring fever like crazy. Instead of sharing an insta-week collage today (because honestly I just didn't take any pictures this week), I thought I'd share this spring-y, feminine project. I actually made it last summer and talked about it on a previous blog, but I love it so much that I'm reviving the post.

I bought a $2 frame at DI and painted it white. I originally attempted to use spray paint, but it didn't stick (the frame may look like wood, but it's actually some type of plastic). I finally resorted to acrylic paint, which stuck better, but not perfectly. I liked the imperfect, vintage feel, so I'm happy with the result. 

If you have a cricut, the butterflies would be a snap. I don't have one, so I found black-and-white clipart images of butterflies, chose 4 or 5 shapes that I liked, printed them, then traced them onto patterned paper and cut them out. I used a 12x12 sheet of paper in the frame (plain white would work, but I chose a white with texture), then bent the butterflies so that I could glue the "body" section down, leaving the wings sticking out three-dimensionally. You can use hot glue if you'd like, but Elmer's Glue works great because this is just paper. Bonus: I didn't burn my fingers with the Elmer's Glue, unlike with every other project where I use hot glue.

It was a really quick and easy project once you've cut out your butterflies, and it can be customized to match any color scheme. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. So I'm a few days late, but this is SO cute. So cute. I'm jealous.


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