Thursday, April 29, 2010

Painted Ladies ~

Here's a very simple tutorial you can use for all your Spring gift giving

First gather your supplies:
vintage tags ~ for butterfly bodies
wooden clothes pins in different sizes

and assorted vintage wallpapers, and ruffled crepe trims (if you'd like)

You can find a template HERE for the wings and bodies

To make butterflies:
Fold wallpaper in half and cut along open edge, leaving folded edge uncut
Fold stamen in half and glue to top end of clothespin
Cut body from vintage tag or cardstock
Glue body to clothespin, paint a nice layer of craft glue or Modge Podge on body, sprinkle generously with flocking and gently tap off excess

Attach to your May Day baskets, or bottles

a sweet gift welcoming a new baby

...and of course Mother's Day

Enjoy ~

xo Heidi


Karin said...

So adorable!!

Birds of a Feather said...

Oh, and I meant to add that the girl riding the butterfly I borrowed from The Graphics Fairy ~ don't we all love her! Here's the link if you've never been to her blog before `

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Very cute Heidi! I love them!!! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Nicole Austin said...

so simple and sweet! thanks for sharing such a fun and lovely idea!

Little Pink Studio said...

Cute butterflies Heidi, and love your photos. We have enjoyed having you as a guest on Joli Paquet this spring!
Cerri xo

Gina said...

What adhesive did you use to adhere the crepe paper to the tag?