Butterfly Specimen Art

Working in housekeeping you find some interesting things that people leave behind, I’m also a bit of a magpie & hate to throw things out that could be easily reused. A couple of months ago I found two die cut butterfly’s that had been used for a place card or as a tag on a gift. They were too cute to throw away so I brought them home, not really sure what I would do with them.

With Spring now well & truly upon us (though with the heat & humidity we have been experiencing you would think we totally skipped over spring & went straight to summer) I have been adding some touches of spring to our TV unit mantle. And some new artwork was in order & the die cut butterflies seem to fit the bill.

Here is what I did;

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Supplies

– Pattern paper

– Frame

– Die cut butterfly shape(s)

– Scissors

– Frame

– Adhesive

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Line up the piece of paper that came in your frame on your pattern paper (or just take the measurements of your frame & transfer those measurement to your pattern paper)

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Cut out the shape with your scissors

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Attach your adhesive to the back of your butterfly shape

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Place the butterfly shape on to the pattern paper

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Put the whole thing in your frame & your done!

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I made two with the two butterfly die cuts I found at work, I use to different frames & different pattern paper. Don’t they look great! The two frames certainly add a lovely pop of spring colour to our TV unit mantle.

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