Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Butterfly Artwork And A Winner!

I've had a lot of questions about the butterfly artwork hanging in our playroom. This is such an easy project to do, and you don't have to limit yourself to butterflies.


After finding a Martha Stewart punch and trying it out on everything in sight, I found what worked best for my project. It sounds silly, but using this punch is so fun it can be addicting.


I finally found a use for all my old magazines.

Finding textures and colors you like is part of the fun.

  

I printed a layout using Excel so it would be easy to space the butterflies.


I laid the template over my project paper and used a sharp pencil to transfer the positions. I used textured scrapbook paper.
Once I had my layout, I used glue dots to attach the butterflies. I bent the wings a bit to give them a three dimensional look.


The matte has a plastic edge that creates a deeper space. I bought the frame and matte together as a set at Hobby Lobby.


Now you have a one of a kind piece of artwork!



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63 comments:

  1. i just love your butterfly artwork. thanks for giving us the tutorial. I noticed it when you showed your playroom reveal.

    thanks so much for linking up to The CSI Project's Martha Stewart-inspired challenge!

    XOXO
    jen

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  2. HaHA! I have had this project on my list for quite some time. I finally bought this exact butterfly punch just last week. It cracks me up that we have such similar project interests. I was at a new little nursery today looking for potting bench supplies and fairy garden trinkets and I thought of you. I think it would be fun to compare our project lists!!
    Anyway...love the butterfly art - What a good idea to use magazine pages!

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  3. I am so glad you showed this again...this is something the girls would love to do with me.

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  4. I found you from CSI. Love this project, so simple but so cute. I've been trying to come up with some artwork for my 6yr olds room that she can make & I think this project will be perfect for us! Love that you used magazines too- creative!

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  5. What a great idea! Saw the link on CSI's Twitter. Great work...

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  6. Really beautiful.
    I wish I was crafty! LOL
    xoxo

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  7. I love, love, love this! I probably commented saying so in your previous post but I still love it. And such an easy project--it's going into my "to do" folder because I need some art on my walls!

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  8. That is sooooooo pretty. Really beautiful. I'll be adding that to my list of things to make.

    I'm stopping by from Someday Crafts. Have a great week!

    Sam
    Mom.Undecided.
    http://momundecided.blogspot.com/

    Come check out my WW Linky Party!

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  9. I made this too for my girls room and it is so cute~
    Very colorful!

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  10. This is a great idea.
    I'm trying to come up with some unique pieces of art for my son's room. This might do the trick - with something other than butterflies of course!

    Thanks for showing us how it was done..

    Alysa
    http://lifeoflyssie.com

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  11. I have always wanted to try this project. Very cute!

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  12. I have never seen a punch like that, it's great. You already know how much I love this project of yours, it's fabulous as is your tutorial!
    Hugs~
    T

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  13. I love that so much! I have a butterfly file (just in case I ever have a little girl) and this is SO going in it!

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  14. I have to make this!!! Thanks for sharing!
    Jenn

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  15. I like this as it is so colorful, but I love it because you recycled and made something so beautiful out of old magazines.

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  16. What a great project and the recycled magazines was brilliant!

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  17. I absolutely love this! Think I might make one for my craft room wall! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. this is super pretty. I've seen variations done on this, but none using magazines - what a great way to recycle. Thanks!

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  19. I love how this looks, i want to make one for my house, thanks for sharing!!

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  20. This is an absolutely adorable idea! I just love it!

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  21. Love this project! I covered a paper lantern with these same butterflies ala Martha with scrapbook paper. Ingenious idea to use pages from magazines!!!

    Best wishes,
    Tammy

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  22. I love how you made these! What a good use of cool magazine pages. They are really beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. i adore this project- adore it!!! i think i may make one for emmy's room. i bought a flower punch already that i used for a project, so i might do flowers instead in all shades of pink... thanks for sharing your how-to. it looks perfect. i always love your ideas and your colors.

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  24. Oh my gosh, Im really excited! I'll email you my info in a little bit. Thanks again!:)
    Sarah
    HandbagsNPigtails.blogspot.com

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  25. great tutorial!
    love it!
    stop by for a giveaway!!
    xoxo

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  26. I love it and Oh, the possibilities are endless. Beautiful!

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  27. This is the best project! I really can not wait to try it!
    Thank you for the info!

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  28. hi londen! just wanted to hop over and say congrats on a 3/3 record! way to go! can't wait to see your dollar store project. i have no idea what i will do.... i am looking forward to roadkill rescue week! ;)

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  29. The first time I saw your butterfly artwork,
    I loved it!!!Thank you so much for posting it
    again with a tutorial.
    My daughter want one for her room too!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Suzanne

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  30. Cassie!
    I don't have anything planned for the next CSI challenge...but I can't wait to see what you and the other talented ladies come up with!

    Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments it means a lot to me!
    xoxo
    Londen

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  31. Londen, You continue to inspire me. The butterfly artwork is LOVELY!!!
    Have a happy Sunday!
    Jen

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  32. I'm a new follower over here. Great idea! Love it.

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  33. that is too darn cute! and what a way to reuse! i need more wallspace because i want to make one of these! love it!

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  34. Hello there! I've come to visit your blog via Brenda @ Cozy Little House. . . & I love your butterfly project. I first saw Ali Edward do this & bought the MS punch, but haven't yet put it together. This just might inspire me!

    I hope you soon feel better.

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  35. What a beautiful result..the butterflies look gorgeous..I might have to try one of those punches..Rachaelxx

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  36. I noticed this project too when you showed your reveal. I love it and and I can't wait to make some for our new Master Bedroom makeover. Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Beautiful job! This is charming! Thanks for sharing --

    Abigail @ Raising Camelot

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  38. Nicely done. You made it look easy and professional.

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  39. ok- i don't have kids, but I love this!!! i totally want to make this. :) so, so excited!!

    and i love your new blog design. kelly just did mine- and i'm in love!

    www.aspiringkennedy.com

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  40. Wow, this is really awesome. I love the idea and the magazine idea is pure genius. Nice work!

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  41. I believe you just inspired my next project. So beautiful - thank you! :)

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  42. I tried to find a punch similar to this, but it is really small. Maybe I just can't tell from your picture, but what is the size of each butterfly?

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  43. You just made me so happy with the idea of using the paper from old magazines!! I would love to put some art on the wall of my girl's room but have no $$ but I actually DO own that same butterfly punch (the only punch I own actually). Thanks for the great idea! Oh, and for the commenter above the punch is about an inch high.

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  44. i absolutely love this project. i'm making a similar one with different shapes for a gift right now. and i'm thinking about making some to sell. would that be ok with you?!

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  45. I just love this idea! I saw it recreated by another blogger with a link to your site. Amazing! I'm now following for more creative ideas!

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  46. Oh and I've grabbed your button for my blog roll, hope that's okay! :)

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  47. I just made a single frame version of this yesterday and posted if you'd like to see. Thanks so very much for the inspiration!! :)

    http://www.misselaineouslife.com/2010/08/you-capture-in-kitchen-and-bathroom.html

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  48. gorgeous! I'll have to try that <3

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  49. Londen,
    I adore this!
    I think you made this before I found your blog and I found this featured on brooklyn limestone.
    seriously.love.this.

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  50. I saw this over at Mrs Limestone's blog. I think it is just genius and has inspired me to do something similar. Thanks for sharing!!

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  51. Wow I just love this. I'm redecorating my son and daughters room in a outdoor theme and I think this would look great on my daughter's side! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  52. Love it, the glue dots are brilliant, way less mess than my Elmer's stagey and it looks like it gives them a nice little lift too!

    Jessica
    stayathomeista.com

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  53. This is fantastic, thank you for the inspiration! Here's my version:

    http://honeyandhome.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/diy-project-art-as-present.html

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  54. Hi please can u post the link to the punch, not sure which one it is, I'm in the uk so not sure. Thanks x

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