Ashley used leftovers found around her home to make this delightful 3D butterfly wall display. A more grown-up version of the nursery mobile, it’s PERFECT for a toddler’s room. Here’s the stuff she used to fabricate it:
Since they started popping up a few years back, felt pillows have only gained in popularity, and for good reason: they’re lovely! Also, lucky for us, making one (or many) is a snap with all the fabulous tutorials out there. Here are the best of the best:
Artist Paul Villinski’s butterfly creations are not only beautiful but they’ll make you look at the contents of your recycling bin in a new way. Constructed out of beer cans, the butterflies are remarkably realistic. I’m not sure which part of his installations impress me more: the butterflies themselves or the patterns in which he assembles them.
Materials:Builder's or playground sand, flat rocks, shallow dishes, local and seasonal plants
Using only the few materials listed above, follow EHow's instructions to bring butterflies to your own backyard. The emphasis lies on using local plants to bring local butterflies to your garden, emphasizing the special contributions of your little area of the world. Two years ago, I used a very similar approach to help my mom create a butterfly garden in her backyard with amazing results. Continue Reading