Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Paint Sample Butterflies

Here is some more inspiration for the upcoming Iron Crafter Round 4 {Secret Ingredient is Paint Samples)!

I used some paint samples to decorate my Book Page Wreath!
Find the tutorial for the book page wreath: HERE

Here is what you will need to make your own butterflies:
Paint samples
Butterfly template (I used clip art from Word) or Butterfly punch

1. Cut out your butterfly templates.
I like to have 3 different sizes but it is up to you what you want to do!

2. Trace HALF way around the butterfly on your paint sample

3. Move your template over about a centimeter.

4. And then trace the other half. This will create a little more space for the "body"

5. Cut out your butterfly

6. Repeat for how many butterflies that you want.

Directions for attaching it to a wreath:
7. Use 2 straight pins to attach it to your wreath

8. Fold the wings to give them a 3-D effect.

9. Continue placing the butterflies on your wreath until you are happy with how it looks!

10. Hang it up with a ribbon or strip of burlap!

I think that these butterflies would be cute a magnets, embellishments on cards, and on a frame!

I hope that you are inspired to make a craft with Paint Samples for the Iron Crafter Round 4!

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Kara @ Mine for the Making said...


*Nikki* said...

that is very cute..and very doable!!! love it!

mrs. c said...

This is a very cute idea! I think my pre-k students would love these, and they could make them if I used a die-cut and had them to fold them.

Unknown said...

Simple, cheap and cute? Perfect!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

That's really adorable. What a fun use for paint swatches.

AUDRA said...


Tim said...

I love this! Simple and versatile.

Unknown said...

Now that is a really cute idea!

The Single Nester said...

Very sweet. I always take lots of paint samples for future projects!

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