Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Guest Post--Kelly from Running with Glitter

Hi! I'm Kelly from Running With GlitterMamma to two and wife to one. I love to create and blog! My blog always shows how I make my projects, hosts a
 weekly link party and offers a Friday Spotlight. 

Today I'm going to share my Butterfly Garland Tutorial.
 It is one of my favorite projects.  

At night when the house is quiet and the kids are in bed I craft. I love to create and have time just to think. Last night I made this butterfly garland for my daughters dresser. I think it turned out simply beautiful. 
This month I'd love to work on getting her room spring cleaned and a decorated. I think these butterflies add a touch of spring! Now if I can just get motivated to go thru her closet!

Here is how I made it...
{Look at my little helper.
 As soon as I went to take the picture of the supplies needed 
Blueberry hopped up on the ottoman. 
He wanted to be on the Glitter blog I guess!}

Scrap Book Paper 
Heavy White Thread
Paper Punch{see below}

Martha Stewart Martha Stewart Large Punch, Monarch Butterfly

Martha Stewart Martha Stewart Large Punch, Monarch Butterfly

Punch out several butterflies. 
Thread your needle and thru the top two holes string you buttlerfly. 
String away!

Hang your garland. 
I secured mine to the back of the dresser mirror with clear tape. 
To create a scalloped look hang a second row of butterflies then lift from the middle of the garland and tuck over the top row.  Now step back and see how beautiful! 

 You can chase a butterfly all over the field and never catch it.
 But if you sit quietly in the grass it will come and sit on your shoulder.
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I truly love this!
 {i would love it if you followed me and liked glitter on facebook}


  1. They are lovely, just like dancing butterfly.

  2. Your so sweet!!! Thank you for having me on you lovely blog!!!

  3. Very cute! Love the light and airy feel of this garland. It would be great for a summer party, too. Thanks for sharing the idea!
    ~Michelle :)

  4. this is ever so sweet! thanks for sharing it! Nice to meet you!

  5. That is adorable! I have a thing for butterflies and posted about them recently. I'm headed right over to follow you.
    Thanks Kelly!


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