First of all I have to say Happy St. Patricks Day everyone! Ok, now on to a craft project that I am really excited about it! I wanted to show two different views of this project:
Can you imagine this hanging above your little girl's bed? I love how simple this project is!
To begin with I cut out all of these butterflies using my Big Shot, the Beautiful Butterflies Die, and the Beautiful Wings embosslits die. I used Pool Party, Calypso Coral, and Lucky Limeade card stock and Everyday Enchantment designer series paper.
Next I would poke a small hole with a tiny safety pin in the butterfly. (I used the Vintage Trinkets from Stampin Up for this) The next step is to cut some fishing line to the desired length. The you take you butterfly and string the fishing line through the hole. Then you tie a knot to secure it. Then you continue on and add one butterfly at a time. (I'm sorry for the lack of pictures, but it was really hard to get the fishing line to show up).
The next step is to bend and cut a hanger to your desired shape. This gives you something to display your butterfly garlands with. I bent my hanger using some pliers. I also tied some Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon to my hanger. Here is what the bent hanger looks like up close:
The other option is to hang each butterfly strand from a chandelier. Can you imagine this decoration for a baby shower, or a wedding shower? Kind of fun huh?! Here is what it looked liked hanging from my chandelier:
Here are some close ups of the butterflies: