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Glowing Firefly Jars

Glowing Firefly Jars
My birthday is on June 17th, which, when you're a kid, is a pretty great day for a birthday. You never have to go to school, the activity options are endless, and your party can always include a squirt gun fight. Related Video: But, each year I also get another special, seasonal gift. Even now, among the good times with families and friends, I always see the first fireflies of the year on my birthday. It started with those outdoor parties and cookouts as a kid, and continued through the bonfires of high school, the theme parks of college, and now, a quiet evening walk with the people I love the most. Unfortunately, they seem to be one of those internet phenomena where things get passed around, and no one seems to know the original source. "Flick glow-in-the-dark paint onto the inside of a mason jar. Make 'em. Update: Cyndee, in the comments below, was able to locate a how-to from what seems like the author of the original photograph. spotted on We Heart It Related:  ✂️ BUTTERFLY

Vinyl Butterflies Our newest moodboard Set Free showcases our awesomely handmade vinyl butterflies. They’re relatively easy to make (relatively meaning possible), but be careful and clear your schedule for the day. Here’s how these butterflies transformed from old vinyl records. (We found our vinyls at a thrift store. We do NOT recommend using any favorites of yours/your bf’s/your parents’. ha.) Materials: Vinyl Records, White & Black Crayon, Butterfly Stencils, Scissors Center the butterfly pattern on the vinyl record. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil and place the record on top. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees and place the cookie sheet on the top rack of the oven. Use sharp scissors to cut out the butterfly shape. You’re almost done! Now that the butterfly is completely cut out, begin to softly bend the wings upward for a 3D effect. Ta-da! If you do end up making any, huge high fives to you, and send us pictures! Check out the rest of our DIYs here! XoXo,ThreadSence P.S.

Glass Encyclopedia Handmade Chandelier Swarming Butterfly Chandelier Ingredients you will need: Butterfly punch, die-cut or Silhouette Digital Craft Cutter for cutting images (We used the Silhouette to cut a 2 ½” butterfly.)- this is also a QuicKutz die that can be used in your Revolution or Cuttlebug. Paper in desired colors- you will need enough paper to cut 136 images (we used white cardstock and clear vellum for our butterflies) 14” metal ring- you can use a metal wreath base or even a large embroidery hoop 15-20 yards of coordinating ribbon for tying around base Fishing Line Sturdy wire for cross hairs of chandelier Glue Dots Scissors Tulle for hanging the chandelier from ceiling Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. *Notes: This chandelier can be made with a variety of different shapes and papers to create a look that will match your room perfectly. *Look for a special Halloween Chandelier Kit coming soon on the Heartland Paper Blog

Butterfly Wreath Spring officially arrived this weekend and I be celebrating one of my favorite seasons with all kinds of projects in the weeks ahead. The first is a wreath made from recycled book pages that have been transformed into whimsical butterflies. I love butterflies they are little creatures full of the most amazing color, details and a true symbol of change. Did you know that butterfly wings are covered in tiny scales, each in a different color? Quite simply amazing if I may say so! Anyway...I digress...lets get started! Start with an old book- (I had one left over from my last event where we altered old encyclopedia pages) Draw an outline of a butterfly- this can be detailed and perfect or a simple doodle- it is up to you! Fill with paint. Create enough butterflies to fill the surface of your wreath. Cut out the butterflies, leaving a little bit of the extra page showing around the edges. Use strips of the pages to wrap around the wreath- I used tacky glue.

Spring Butterfly Mobile This butterfly mobile is made from nothing more than a piece of cardboard & various scraps of paper & other easy to find items. Read on to find out how you can make your own. Begin by gathering the supplies pictured below. To simplify this project, a sewing machine & a butterfly punch would be helpful, but are not necessary. Now you can cut or punch out your butterflies from the papers you've chosen. Now you can start making the framework of the mobile. together to form a hoop. Now punch four evenly spaced holes along the top edge of the hoop and using thread or other string, attach four lengths to the cardboard by tieing through each hole.

Recycled Magazine Butterfly Collage I love magazines. LOVE THEM!! I go the bookstore on a regular basis to find new ones that peak my interest. Don’t let me start another hobby because I will have acquired every magazine about the subject in order to saturate myself with information. Last year I signed up for 4 magazine subscriptions in an effort to curtail my investment in individual magazines and curb my visits to the bookstore. However, when I saw the The Butterfly Project at LollyChop via Craftzine I knew that at least a small part of my magazine collection (read: very small) would find new life via a pretty display of color. I bought the frame from JoAnn’s and my BFF allowed me to use here Martha Stewart punches that she bought from Micheal’s so I did not have to buy a set of my own only to use one time which would have negated the whole reuse effort. The project actually took me a few days to complete. …and agonizing over proper placement and color combinations…LOL. All in all a fun, quick, crafty reuse project.

Butterfly From Plastic Bottles We love the idea of recycling, but to be honest the only thing that’s even better than recycling is making old waste items into amazing works of art at home! After all, with a little creativity and just a tiny bit of effort, there really is no such thing as a ‘waste’ product – that’s how we see it, anyway! Here’s an example to illustrate the point – it’s hard to believe that these absolutely stunning butterflies are in fact made from old plastic bottles! The fact that plastic water bottles feature a curve makes them absolutely perfectly suited to the job, allowing you to make realistic and remarkably pretty butterflies with nothing more than what you already have lying around the home! And considering you can make several of these beauties from just a single water bottle, chances are you’ll never want to toss a bottle in the garbage again! One of our absolute favorite craft projects for adults and kids alike, all you’ll need to make these pretty little critters is:

Time Flies Butterfly Clock This whimsical home decor DIY is perfect for anyone who believes that time flies! Chose to do all black butterflies but you can choose any color(s) you like to fit in with your home decor. This DIY could be interpreted in a variety of ways, larger scale with a larger clock, or different colors and in a kid’s room…the options are endless! See all the steps at Mr. Kate Bobby Pin Butterflies Around this time of the year I start to crave color like I crave chocolate, potato chips, or coffee! It’s supposed to be spring, but outside, it is relentlessly cold, cloudy and gray. So as an offering to the vernal gods, I created these Bobby Pin Butterflies, wearable bursts of color meant to usher in sunnier times! No creature better manifests pure beauty and color than a butterfly. Designed as an adorable hair accessory, these sweeties are also terrific for Easter decorating. And they couldn’t be easier to make. The Materials To make at least two dozen 1 1/2-inch by 2 1/2-inch bobby pin butterflies: A Mariposa Felt Bundle, 100% wool felt.DMC Pearl Cotton in color B5200.A Bobby Pin Butterflies Template, printed and cut out. The Pattern For a cutout style butterfly: Cut a wing 1 from a colored piece of felt using the template. Cut a wing 2 from either the ecru or white felt using the template. For a solid butterfly: Cut a wing 1 from a colored piece of felt. All done!

Milk Jug Decorative Window Crafts Jun30 by Lindsey Boardman We’re always looking for cheap or– better yet– free materials to craft with here, so we’ve played around with crafting all sorts of things out of those big plastic gallon milk jugs over the last couple of years. The type of plastic they are made from is pretty versatile as far as crafting goes. You can cut it easily with scissors, use hole punches on it, stick it with hot glue and best of all you can draw on it with permanent markers with great results due to it being semi-opaque and mildly textured on one side. Milk Jug Window Art Then I used a sturdy pair of scissors to cut out any flat side panels from the milk jug plastic. If you have really little kids then you could cut them simple shapes to scribble colors on like hearts or flowers or circles etc, or even the letters of their name. We hung them in the window for the light to shine through like little stained glass decorations using teeny suction cups from the Dollar Tree. Milk Jug Butterflies

Butterfly Crafts for Kids Home > Arts and Crafts Projects for Kids > Butterfly Crafts & Caterpillar Crafts for Kids Butterflies are so beautiful with their large colorful wings. They start off as adorable catepillars and then mature in a chrysalis stage in which the caterpillar turns into an adult butterfly. The interesting life cycle and their beauty is what makes butterflies such a great subject for crafts projects. Below you will find butterfly & caterpillar crafts for kids. Butterfly Flying Toy Craft To entertain your friends on a rainy afternoon, get a glass jar and a large cork to fit into its top. How to Make Butterfly Bookmarks To make this realistic looking butterfly bookmark, just print out our butterfly bookmark template and color it beautifully. Even More Butterfly Crafts Below How to Make a Flying Butterfly Toy that Flies up to 15 Feet- This is an arts and crafts project to make a butterfly toy that will really fly up to 15 feet up in the air.