How to Make 3D Butterfly Art

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:

  • a bit of 1″ x 4″ wood cut down to 18″
  • drill and bit
  • white wire coat hangers
  • picture hangers
  • orange felt
  • hot glue and gun
  • paper and pencil

For the entire tutorial, head on over to make it and love it. Continue Reading

ROUNDUP: 12 Enchanting Felt Pillow Tutorials

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:

First up is Felt Furnishing’s Rosette Clusters Pillow, pictured above. The how-to is a few years old, but the technique is as fresh as ever.   

If you like your flowers BIG, this Felt Flower Pillows is a lovely alternative. Continue Reading

Butterflies from Beer Cans

beer can butterflies by paul villinski

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.

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Follow this link to Home Tone to see more images of Mr. Villinski’s work.

 

DIY Butterfly Art

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This project from Lolly Chops provides all the beauty of framed butterflies without the dead insect carcasses, which is sooo not feng shui. Here’s what you’ll need to make them:

  • Colorful paper, either purchased OR scraps from catalogs, magazines and etc.
  • Two butterfly punches, one larger than the other (Lolly Chops used Martha’s)
  • Zots
  • Sticky foam squares
  • Card stock
  • Picture frame with 3-D mat board

For the entire tute, go to Lolly Chops.

How To Make A Butterfly Garden.

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