frame wall updated…

I wanted to share with you a little update to my frame wall…
it has been a while since I worked on it.
I tried using my Cricut to cut out my paper butterflies but it did not work.
I think my blade was dull.
So I packed it all away and forgot about it.

Until today…
Those little book pages kept staring at me…
saying “please turn me into a butterfly”
Okay enough already, you may get wings.
Umm awkward yes, i know.
I did not really talk to my paper. 
Here is the frame wall before:
after frames were added
Here is the inspiration for the next phase of the frame wall…
Here is what I did…
supplies needed:
book pages
pencil
scissors
hot glue gun
mod podge
frame
Step 1:
get out your supplies…
Step 2:
fold paper in half and draw along the fold, half of a butterfly
Remember: this butterfly will be your largest one
Step 3:
Cut out your butterfly
You can be a rebel like me and decide to change the shape while cutting! 
Step 4: 
Bend the wings of your butterfly along the body length.
note: pencil is pointing to fold line.
Step 5:
Fold another page in half and insert into the page you just cut the previous butterfly from:
Step 6:
using your pencil trace the outline of the cut out butterfly onto your new paper.
Step 7:
using your traced line as a guide cut about 1/8 of an inch from the line. (so that your butterfly will be smaller than the first. 
Step 8:
Repeat steps 5-7 to make your last butterfly. (also make sure to repeat step 4 on all butterflies)
Optional- Step 9:
Because my butterfly wings were a bit flimsy
I painted on a thin layer of mod podge.
Once dry continue to step 10.
Step 10:
Using your hot glue gun, make a thin line on top of the largest butterflies body. 
Step 11:
place the second butterfly body on the glued area. 
repeat step 11 with last butterfly
Step 12:
Decide where on the frame you want your butter fly and add a line of  hot glue
Step 13:
attach your butterfly! 
rehang your frame and you are finished
or at least you think you are finished…
I thought the wall needed one more butterfly.
this time I made a smaller one 
and did not need to use mod podge
attach second butterfly to frame…
and you are finally finished….
Hopefully next week I will get my Vinyl words added! 
and then this little wall will be complete..

I am auditioning for 

I linked up to…
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Comments

  1. I love this! I recently did a frame wall, but I was a little more boring and just put pictures in them! Super cute and thanks so much for linking it up!

  2. Saw you at Sugar Bee’s audition for OMTWI. These butterflies are awesome! I think I will make some to use as decoration for my SIL’s graduation gift wrap.

    Frame wall looks great too!

  3. Lovely butterfly — love your tutorial! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!

  4. Classy and chic – I love it!! And so easy too. Thanks for sharing your talent! 🙂

    Visiting from Vintage Wanna Bee

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  5. Wow this is so classy and elegant then the butterflies give it the softest touch! What a fabulous project =) I would be delighted if you would link this up to my VIP party this weekend. http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/guess-what-were-back-online-for-weekly.html

    Sommer @ Designer Garden

  6. Guess who one of the people I featured from the linky party is…
    YOU lol.
    http://dominiquescraftcouture.blogspot.com/2011/03/feature-friday-check-out-these-ladies.html

  7. I REALLY like this! I can’t wait to see when you are done! Thanks for linking up girlie! 🙂

  8. LOVE IT! I may have to copy and make a spot in my bedroom! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!!!

  9. Can I just say…WOW! That looks amazing, and I love all the different shapes of your frames. The butterflies add that perfect whimsical touch. Love it, and thanks for linking it up!

  10. LOVE the book page butterflies!!! I’m OBSESSED with book pages (and Mod Podge) too… I’ve done so many things with them, just not butterflies yet… may have to try those… and SOON! 🙂 Thanks for the tutorial!

  11. Who knew simple could be so cool?

    Lovely.

    Lucy is out hopping. Come on by when you get a chance Closer to Lucy

  12. Oh-my-goodness. That looks INCREDIBLE!!! So simple and classy!!!

  13. Looks great! I can’t wait to see it all finished up.

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