Thursday, May 20, 2010

Framed Butterfly

Happy Thursday!!  Today's thrifty craft is a take-off of this gorgeous pillow that Disney over at ~Ruffles And Stuff~.  I had a little Dollar Store frame that was in need of something (sorry, I can't seem to find a before picture of the frame - it was just basic wood toned).  So I sprayed my little Dollar Store frame with a few coats of Heirloom White (ah spray paint, how I love you) and put it in my stash for a rainy day.  Well let me tell you, the past few days have been rainy.  So out came my little cream-alicious frame and with Disney's generous pattern, I cut a butterfly out of light blue felt and another one out of a scrap of pastel cotton and sewed them together (I ran a stitch around the edge and around the body of the butterfly):

(my appologies for the bad photo - it was dark and rainy)

And now for the assembly.  I took a page from an old book (used for such projects) and cut it to fit in the frame.  Then just a little dab of hot glue just on the butterfly body to attach it to the book page and viola:

It adds such a fun touch of whimsy to our end table :)

16 comments:

StepThruCrazy said...

That is so cute! Just might have to uncover the sewing machine to try it. Thanks!

~Sarah
www.steppingthrucrazy.blogspot.com

Erin said...

This is so cute and creative! I just found your place. Nice to meet you and see all your great ideas!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Very pretty dimensional effect! Cute and clever.

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

How beautiful! Looks very chic :)

Laura said...

Oh gosh, I love it! I really like that you used a book page behind the butterfly.

Feel free to stop by my blog and check out what I'm working on! http://www.iamalongfortheride.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

I like the simplicity of this project...very pretty in that frame with the book background...

Crystal said...

this is simply lovely! can't wait to make one myself! such a great idea and i love the shabby chic look of it! super cute! hugs!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Nice project. I would love it if you would link this up in Modern Craftswoman Monday. Very well done. Rory

Kaysi said...

That is super cute, I love the frame!

Stephanie Lynn said...

I love the simplicity of this! Adorable! The fabric you used is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Abbi said...

That is so cute! I love it! What a fun bit of springtime for a rainy afternoon.

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Very sweet.

Thanks for linking with Sugar & Spice.

One Cheap B*tch said...

Lovely! I have a bunch of those frames and have been wondering how to make them pop a bit more. Now I know - thank you!

Jeanine

Annastacia said...

Absolutely darling! One question though, how did you get the butterfly to look so 3-d? I love that effect! If you could email some details or leave a comment on my very lame blog I'd appreciate it! Thanks!
annastaciamill@gmail.com

Kristy said...

Very Cute!!

creativejewishmom.com said...

so sweet! what a great idea! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

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