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Vintage Butterfly Display

Good evening everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with a project I had an idea for a little while ago but hadn't got round to playing with until recently :-) I bought a box frame which I lined with cork that I bought on a roll from Joanna Sheen. I then moulded paper butterflies from SEI with my fingers into a realistic position and varnished them with Modge Podge to keep them in that shape. Once these were dry I found some pretty pins and placed them in my box frame like an old fashioned butterfly display. I was really pleased when I shared this with my friends someone actually asked if they were real butterflies-it really made me smile!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Craftitude Challenge: Anything Goes or Spooky
Crafty Girls Challenge: Anything Goes
Craftin Boutique Challenges: Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey: Anything Goes
Inklings and Yarns: Linky Party
Creative Craft Challenges 2: Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations: Things with Wings

Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)


  1. Elaine this is gorgeous what a gorgeous gift this would make and yes those butterflies do look real. Love Alison xx

  2. Thank you for sharing this wonderful creation with us at the Ooh La La Challenge. Those butterflies are gorgeous! Michelle x DT

  3. I'm so glad the butterflies aren't real but they so easily could be they are stunning, fab project

  4. Stunning project, love those butterflies.

    Hugs Erin x

  5. Gorgeous project and what a super idea ... these are the only kind of butterflies I'm happy to see with pins stuck in them :)) Elizabeth xx

  6. Ooo that's so lovely, clever idea, make a great Christmas pressie :)

  7. wow love your super little flutterbye box Elaine ... very clever ... just hopping over from do-crafts ... hope you have a great weekend ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  8. Fabulous box of butterflies, just hopping by.

  9. A beautiful and very decorative project.
    Heike xx

  10. Beautiful...and rightly said, they do look REAL!

  11. That is such a smart decoration! I would never have thought of using Mod podge to keep the butterflies in that position... I will have to remember that trick!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Craftitude challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky I’m doing a little giveaway to celebrate 450 followers come and join in

  12. WOW, this is fantastic, Elaine, perfect actually xxx

  13. A very pretty project...thank you for the inspiration.

  14. They do indeed look real Elaine. A fabulous piece of artwork.

    Linda xxx

  15. What a great idea to display your crafty work and a whole lot better for the butterflies in question ;) Love how one of your friends asked if they were real, talking about the ultimate compliment! Thank you for sharing your project with us @ Ooh La La :)

  16. So pretty! Great that they are card butterflies and not real too! :) xx

  17. oh what a lovely idea Elaine, i'm going to try one of these with my new butterfly stamps. I knew I 'needed' them for something! lol thanks for the inspiration.

  18. Fabulous project Elaine and I agree with Wendy so much better than the real ones in cases. Great explanation too thank you so much xx

  19. Fabulous creation Elaine, love the butterflies
    happy hopping
    Lorna xx

  20. beautiful project I Love the idea xx

  21. WOW this is a stunning project Elaine.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

  22. What a fabulous piece of work!!

  23. Hi Elaine, that frame is wonderful. Love your vintage butterfly display and that you used pins to fix the butterflies in place! Genius :-) Maddy x

  24. Beautiful work, it looks fantastic x

  25. Gorgeous piece of work - love it
    Linda x

  26. brilliant project- thank you for entering the Crafty Girls Challenge - good luck x

  27. Brilliant project and love the beautiful butterflies and yes they do look real-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol GDT x

  28. Thanks for sharing your awesome project with us at Creative Craft Challenges

  29. WOWSER! I love this, thank you so much for sharing this with us, gorgeous creation! Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our Anything Goes challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey DT


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