Butterfly Wall Art

Hello,

I’ve recently finished a really big project.  A REALLY big project.  I have found a new interest: Wall Art!  Anything that can be stuck on a wall will do for me!  Unfortunately, I don’t have much space in my room for that kind of thing, so, I decided to use the ceiling instead. My sister and I started cutting out and hanging butterflies.

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I think we used about 102 butterflies.  I know, that’s a lot, but it didn’t seem like that many when we did it.  These are the patterns I used, but these are some more good ones:

http://www.fabdiy.com/-butterfly-decoration/

Some of them are templates, but not all of them.  I just free-handed mine; this is how I cut it out:
 Fold the paper in half, then cut out the butterfly.
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 Unfold it, and you have a butterfly!  Sadly, you still have to do… a lot more.  That would be why I called it a “REALLY big project.”  Once I cut them all out, I taped them up on the ceiling.  The tape doesn’t stick.  They keep falling down.  😐  I keep putting them back up, but they fall down again.  Ughhhhhhh.
Here are a few pictures of the finished product.
They start from the corner of our bedroom door.

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image   A swirl of butterflies.image  This is the best overall view I could get; it’s pretty hard to capture everything in one picture.  You have to see it in person to really get the whole feeling.

image  Sorry some of the pictures are kind of fuzzy; it is hard for me to take good pictures of the ceiling!  I hope you guys like this, and please comment!

~Joy

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Cute Paper Craft

Hi,

This is a cute little thing I did a while ago.  Actually it may have been more then a year ago, but it is still one of my favorite paper crafts I’ve ever done.

This one is my favorite.

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This one is not a great one, but I decided to put it in anyways.

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Sorry I couldn’t put more pictures in; I am still trying to figure out how to do this.  🙂

Anyways,  all I did was take a flower hole punch and punch out pieces of newspaper.  Then I glued them on a piece of card stock, and cut out a different piece of colored paper and glued it on a the other piece.  It’s super easy if you have a flower hole punch, but if you don’t, you can cut out your own flowers.  I usually don’t go to that much work for one craft, but if you’re that dedicated, go for it!  Hope you have fun!

~Joy