Friday, August 26, 2011

Butterfly Art

One of my favorite blogs is Whatever. If you haven't visited Meg's blog, you totally should! When she posted her butterfly project, I knew it was something I wanted to try one day. And I knew Layla would love it! She is quite the crafty girl herself. Always drawing or trying to make something. So I dug out some old canvases I was saving. As you can see they were previously used!

I painted them white (took several coats!) then Layla chose what color she wanted to use & got busy. I decided I'd make one for Morgan, I kept hers white.

Next we got out the watercolors and got busy painting. As you can see, Morgan wanted to help.

Sorry for the quality of the photos, it's usually in the evening when we craft.

After our papers were dry, I got busy punching out butterflies. Lots of butterflies!

And then we started arranging them. I tried a glue pen so she could do it herself, but it wasn't drying fast enough, so I got out the hot glue gun. I don't have a low-temp one, so I helped her out with the gluing.

And here they are! Morgan's (the one I made) is the white one, and Layla's is the blue one.

I love how colorful they are! Now I just need to figure out where to hang them.

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Watcha Got Weekend at Lolly Jane Boutique, Sundae Scoop at I ♥ Naptime, Think Pink Sundays at Flamingo Toes, Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table & Dreaming, Made by Little Hands Monday at delicateCONSTRUCTION, Creative Bloggers Party & Hop at Homemaker On a Dime, Market Yourself Monday at Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Show Me What Ya Got at Not Just a Housewife, Too Cute Tuesday at Funky Polkadot Giraffe, Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog, Show & Tell at Blue Cricket Design, Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday CraftsLink
s, What's Up Wednesday at Sew Woodsy, Link Party #67 at Tea Rose Home, Idea Sharing Wednesday at Women Who Do It All, Weekend Bloggy Reading at Serenity Now, Delicately Constructed Friday at delicateCONSTRUCTION, Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home, Frugal Friday at The Shabby Nest, Catch-as-Catch-Can at My Repurposed Life

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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