The other week I was checking out her new goodies and I saw these SWEET blinged-out butterflies and immediately this SO SIMPLE project popped into my head. I know everyone has seen the different punched art projects on the 'net but here's one that's easy peasy and CHEAP!
I ordered the gorgeous little butterflies from Jenni for $3.99 and I already have gobs of scrapbook paper. GOBS I TELL YOU! I made a little trip to Goodwill looking for a small frame that was sort of set up like a shadowbox . Just one that had some space between the glass and the backing and already had a mat. I scored this country little number for 3 bucks. She was just dying to get out of her 90's style outfit into something a bit more "NOW"!
I disassembled the frame and painted the mat and the frame Rustoleum's Satin Heirloom White. I seriously need an endorsement from them. Or we need to buy stock or something. It's like the PERFECT COLOR. The frames paint is not perfect 'cause I'm impatient but that's okay! I just call it character and move on. I used the mat as my template and picked out a couple different papers to give you an idea of what you could do, but settled on a Jenni Bowlin paper as well. The butterflies are self adhesive but I also put a bit of Gorilla glue for good measure. After reassembly it was ready to hang! Sorry for the poor photos, I'm not on my A game today! The sweet butterflies look very happy now in my little blue powder room. I hope you like this quick and cheap project. Here's the cost breakdown: Frame $3.00 plus tax, Butterflies $3.99 plus shipping and the paint I already had! Not a bad deal, huh?
Here's the EXCITING WHIMAGES ANNOUNCEMENT! I've decided to list some prints and sweet vintage goodies I come across for sale as another page on the blog instead of opening an Etsy store. I think it will be easier for me to manage considering I'm not totally up to speed because of my back. So later this week or early next week look for WHIMAGES...THE STORE over there on the right! I hope you all come and take a peek around after I throw open the doors and put out the welcome mat!