Monday, February 28, 2011

Butterfly Wall Decor

My folks were visiting last week and while they were here my Mom and I decided to do a little redecorating. We call my Mom "Decorator Woman" because she is so good at setting up little vignettes. We both are so tired of winter and wanted a touch of spring. She set up a little butterfly vignette on the end table and it got me thinking about a cute wall decor item I had seen in my newest Simply Handmade magazine. Well it got my wheels spinning and inspired me to come up with this:
Now I just have to decide the perfect place to hang it. I'm thinking I might put it in the guest half bath to replace the ice skating couple that is hanging in there now. Yes, I think winter needs to move out and be replaced by spring!
For this project I first purchased a frame at Kohls, I was lucky because they had all their frames 50% off this weekend. The frame has an 8 X 10 opening with mat. I removed the glass.

The background paper is Jack & Jill "How Sweet It Is" yummy stripe paper from the Quite Contrary line by My Minds Eye cut 8 X 10.
Then Breeze in Blue Hill collection by Crate Paper cut 6 1/4 by 8 1/4 and distressed.

The butterflies are all cut at 2 1/2" with the Once Upon A Princess Cricut cartridge.
I used both sides of Jack & Jill "Sooo Cute" engaging gingham and both sides of Jack & Jill "Life is Good" serene spots paper. I used one side of Little Boy Blue "When I grow Up" daydream paper.
All of these are also from the Quite Contrary line by My Minds Eye.

I outlined the butterflies with my Zig pure black writer and attached only the bodies to the background so that the wings can bend up.

I tied a ribbon by American Crafts around the mat.
I am happy with the result!

Thanks Mom for the inspiration!

Happy Monday everyone!


Mom said...

I LOVE the Butterfly Wall Decor. It has the "feel of Spring about it", a happy, upbeat tone to it. Aren't we all ready for that after the Winter we have had ? Your bathroom can now become the butterfly haven. Decor More !!

cklopping said...

Darling decor!!! It is definitely a touch of spring! It sounds like you have just the right spot for it too! Cute picture as well!