(yep, it’s still Take-A-Look Tuesday – just scroll down a post for that!)
I knew just what to do with the butterfly die cut when I saw it….
I have seen several butterfly walls in bedrooms recently and thought it’d be perfect for my girls’ room. Most recently I saw the one over at Living with Punks – isn’t it cute?? (see all about the amazing room HERE)
She hand-cut all her butterflies – I used the die cut which made it go pretty fast. They come out of the die cut with dotted lines where you can fold the shapes to give them a more dimensional shape – how easy is that?!!
The butterfly came in 3 pieces – top wings, bottom wings, and body. I used hot glue to attach the wings to the body. Pretty easy and straight-forward. On the left is unassembled and on the right is the butterfly all put together:
See how the folds make them 3D – I love that part:
To hand them I just used a glue dot stuck to the back of the body part. That part sits flat on the wall while the wings are folded out.
A couple of on-the-wall shots:
The longest part of this project – picking up the girls’ room so it was suitable for pictures! I swear I was up there for hours – time stood still….
And since I was up in their room taking pictures, and the floor was visible, I turned around and snapped one of the Cheap Giant Print so you can see that it’s still holding up and not fading or anything:
I wanted a quote about butterflies, but ended up going with a simple “SOAR” that I cut out of vinyl – and wowza, it sure is hard to take a picture with a bright window right in front of you…
Anyways, back to the die cut – - it makes it so easy to mass produce things like butterflies! Crank the paper through (I used cardstock, double-stacked so I could cut 2 at once), fold on the preset lines, glue and done! There’s a whole new line of fun spring die cuts over at Lifestyle Crafts, so be sure to check it out (and remember, discount with the code SUGARBEE)