December 7, 2011

Guest Post Wednesday: Running with Glitter

It's Wed-nes-day! (wondering why I always write wednesday like that? check out this post) Today we have Kelly from Running with Glitter. Kelly is the nicest person! She was the very first person to feature one of my projects and I did my very first guest post on her blog! I am thrilled, that she is guest posting on my blog today!

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Hi! I'm Kelly from Running With GlitterMamma to two and wife to one.

 I'm just simple girl from Oklahoma and a wee bit cheeky. I love to create and blog.  I'm really excited to be a guest here today. Thank you so very much for having me! 

If you get a chance I'd love for you to check out my blog. I am currently on a little Bloggy Break but will be back real soon!
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!}
Supplies: 
Scrap Book Paper 
Needle
Scissors
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 and I hope you do too!
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Thanks a Bunch Kelly! I love this garland! So beautiful! Can't wait till you are back from your bloggy break, I miss your fun projects! 

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4 comments:

  1. That is so darling! If I ever have a daughter, this is going in her bedroom ;-) Cute idea, Kelly!

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  2. These butterflies are so pretty and feminine! I love them!

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  3. OH, this is so sweet! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. love love love it! Perfect for a little baby girls room! very cute :) thanks for sharing!

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