While I was waiting for the paint to dry on my dining area wall, I decided to do a little craft/decorating project. Since it’s Spring and I’m loving butterflies lately, I made a project using my butterfly punch. I love the little print in dictionaries and it gave my butterflies the sophisticated look I was going for.  

I punched out about 70 butterflies. Then folded the wings up so they had more depth to them.

I used double sided tape to secure the butterflies to the window.

And up onto the wall.

I just put them on the window and wall in a way that looked good to me.

I love the simplicity of them. I have so many more ideas using the butterfly punch now.

I looked up what a group of butterflies is called and got: swarm, rabble, flutter, kaleidoscope. I like flutter, so I’m going to call this a flutter of butterflies. Okay, I love it!!!

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts
Under $5 at A Little Tipsy
Hookin Up With HOH at HOuse of Hepworths
Visit thecsiproject.com
All Things Domestic at Crazy Domestic
Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
DIY Project Parade at The DIY Showoff
Making Monday Marvelous at C.R.A.F.T.
Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog
How To’s Day at The Lettered Cottage
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Friday Flair Linky Party at Whipperberry

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Anna March 22, 2011 at 10:13 pm

Super cute, I love this idea!

Anna
http://www.askannamoseley.com

Whitney Ulrich March 23, 2011 at 12:51 am

I LOVE this it is so pretty and springy I can’t wait to see it in person

KJ@letsgoflyakite March 23, 2011 at 3:34 am

So simple and so pretty. I love butterflies.

brandi March 23, 2011 at 5:55 am

Wow, what a neat idea! I love the way you have them displayed!

Melissa Murray March 23, 2011 at 6:04 am

Beautiful! I really love this and am now looking around my house to see how I can do something like this!

Libby@Light of the Home March 23, 2011 at 6:29 am

What a easy spring project to do. Yet, it looks ah-maz-ing!!

Lyndee March 23, 2011 at 6:49 am

I love it too! It has a similar look to vinyl but #1 cheaper, #2 added dimension.

Amy March 23, 2011 at 8:03 am

Leanne-
We need to go to lunch again so more of your creative genius can rub off on me. I love this idea! It’s so fresh and fun. Great job. :)
xoxo,
Amy

Robyn :) March 23, 2011 at 9:12 am

That is absolutely awesome!!

louise March 24, 2011 at 11:37 am

This looks great! And how simple! Simple, in a beautiful way, that is.

Gwen March 24, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Love it!!!!! Do you keep a spare dictionary just to cut things out of? I should do that.

Angie K. March 24, 2011 at 4:18 pm

I love these and they look so happy around the window…great decor! I’m now your newest follower.

Madigan March 24, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Simple, sweet and perfect for spring. Love!

Carolyn March 24, 2011 at 9:02 pm

Beautiful and nerdy at the same time. I love it. ;) Especially because it is so inexpensive but definitely packs a punch! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity! I linked to you here http://www.apurposedrivenhome.com/?p=824

Lauren @ 31 diy March 25, 2011 at 1:50 am

Great way to add dimension to the walls. The butterflies are really cute! Must try this.

Brandy J. March 25, 2011 at 7:09 am

I’m digging dictionary paper right now. I love what you’ve done here — truly fabulous!!!

Michelle March 25, 2011 at 3:04 pm

I saw something similar on Studio 5 or GTU last year and loved it! I love the arrangement with the window! So cute. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Kara March 25, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I have an old window like this in my foyer. What a great way to decorate it for spring.

Jennifer March 25, 2011 at 6:49 pm

These are wonderful!

Jill March 26, 2011 at 2:11 am

This is so sweet and fabulously simple! love it and thanx for the inspiration! :)

deb newton March 26, 2011 at 8:03 am

I absolutley love this! Very clever!
*hugs*deb

deb newton March 26, 2011 at 8:04 am

Brilliant, love it!

Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen March 26, 2011 at 11:41 am

Wow! I’m passing this along to some bird-lovin friends. I love it on the dictionary paper!! I came over from Tatertots and Jello ♥- K

Julie March 28, 2011 at 3:48 am

Very nice! I’d love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays @ Singing Three Little Birds!
http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/03/inspire-me-monday_28.html

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. March 29, 2011 at 3:38 pm

What a pretty little spot! :)

Candace March 30, 2011 at 8:12 am

That turned out great…love it!

Fashionable Chique April 1, 2011 at 12:27 am
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Kelly April 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm

this is fantastic! love it!

Maggie April 4, 2011 at 9:12 pm

OMG! this is awesome!! I think I’m going to try to do something like ths for my daughters room. maybe with some colorful magazine covers….hmmm…ideas are flowing now. thanks for this idea!!

Coffee and a Mop April 9, 2011 at 9:24 am

How cool! I would of never thought to do that!

I featured it on my Celebrations and Holidays Blog.

Here’s the link:
http://celebrationsandholidays.blogspot.com/2011/04/dictionary-pages-butterflies-by.html

Heather {WhipperBerry} April 17, 2011 at 1:44 pm

my dear sweet Leanne… I can’t tell you how excited I am that I can now put a lovely face with your blog. This project is aaaaamazing!! Missing you all terribly.

Leah April 18, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Love this idea – I’m collecting ideas to use with old book pages, and I could see doing some variations on this with other punch shapes. Beautiful!

Alida April 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm

very cute!! love it!

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