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It's so shiny and glittery and jewely!
I made this for my friend's baby's room. She doesn't really have anything that showed it was a baby's room... other then the crib of course. And I thought something pretty and sparkly would be just the thing for her rooms bare walls. It was pretty easy to make. I bought the butterfly at the local Dollar Store, along with a few bags of rhinestones and a thing of paint.

I spray painted the butterfly black, then painted the 'spots' of the wings a rich purple color, allowing for drying times of course. Then I paint the ends of the wings black, then covered them in black glitter. I used the paint like a glue, that way there would be no funny white glue spots. Then I painted the middle part white and then covered that part in white glitter. After the whole thing was dry, I laid the rhinestones out where I wanted them, then I glued them down.

I glued little bells to the tops of the antennas, and then tied a few to some fishing line, and then glued those to the bottom of the butterfly. And there you go. Something shiny for the baby to play with. ... I don't really recommend letting a baby play with it. Tiny eatable parts and all.

Posted by Jessy from Salem, Oregon, United States • Published See Jessy's 43 projects »
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Jessy
Jessy · Salem, Oregon, US · 45 projects
Thanks. Normally I don't work with shapes like this. Stuff like this doesn't really suit my tastes. Mostly I just get the little unfinished boxes. I love decking those out. But it was for my friend's baby so I figured I'd give it a try. I gave it to her today and she loved it.
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Kristi C. · Mt Airy, North Carolina, US · 6 projects
I love blank wooden shapes and signs. I pick some up at a local craft store all the time. You did an amazing job on this. I love all the embellishments.
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