Friday, April 16, 2010

Butterfly Banner ...

I created this banner for my craft room last week and posted about it over at the Sweet Shoppe Designs forum so thought I would add it here too

The banner was a Maya Road butterfly chipboard album that I repurposed

I used 6 of the 'pages' to make my banner and covered them with Melissa's Bee Happy papers (totally gorgeous papers by the way, I could easily wallpaper my house them ). You only need to cover one side.
When you have them covered turn over and use a hot glue gun to attach braid, lace or pompom trim around the edge. Go slowly and do small sections. Watch your fingers because that glue can get HOT! Apply small lengths of the glue and then press the trim into it getting it as close to the edge as you can.
It doesn't matter how messy and untidy it is as no one is going to see the back. I used lace on some of my butterflies and I can tell you the back of those ones are really untidy

The hot glue will dry really quickly so you can flip the butterfly over and decorate the front.

I coloured my chipboard letters with a Promarker first as it is quick but any felt pen or paint would work.
Then I covered each letter with glue and added some chunky glitter from Doodlebug - my new passion

Choose paper flowers that come in different sizes so that they can be stacked and glued onto the butterfly and then glue the chipboard letter on the top.
Then either punch holes and string the butterflies or use little clips to attach them onto a string

Here are some of the butterflies


Effie said...

I love ...... repurposed!
And the door plate too!

Jeanne said...

Excellent project! I love butterflies and this just makes me smile. Thanks for sharing!

LauraMarie said...

Ack! I wish I had your talent, patience and time to do something like this. Do you sell these things?