Dictionary Pages Butterflies

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!!!

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  • Anna March 22, 2011, 10:13 pm

    Super cute, I love this idea!

    Anna
    http://www.askannamoseley.com

  • brandi March 23, 2011, 5:55 am

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

  • Melissa Murray March 23, 2011, 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, 6:29 am

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

  • Lyndee March 23, 2011, 6:49 am

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

  • Amy March 23, 2011, 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, 9:12 am

    That is absolutely awesome!!

  • louise March 24, 2011, 11:37 am

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

  • Gwen March 24, 2011, 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, 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, 8:59 pm

    Simple, sweet and perfect for spring. Love!

  • Carolyn March 24, 2011, 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, 1:50 am

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

  • Brandy J. March 25, 2011, 7:09 am

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

  • Michelle March 25, 2011, 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, 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, 6:49 pm

    These are wonderful!

  • Jill March 26, 2011, 2:11 am

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

  • deb newton March 26, 2011, 8:03 am

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

  • deb newton March 26, 2011, 8:04 am

    Brilliant, love it!

  • Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen March 26, 2011, 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, 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, 3:38 pm

    What a pretty little spot! 🙂

  • Candace March 30, 2011, 8:12 am

    That turned out great…love it!

  • Fashionable Chique April 1, 2011, 12:27 am
  • Jessica April 3, 2011, 2:27 pm

    This has been featured…http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com/2011/04/sunday-stalker-7.html. Please stop by and grab a button 🙂

  • Kelly April 3, 2011, 3:58 pm

    this is fantastic! love it!

  • Maggie April 4, 2011, 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, 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, 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, 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, 2:09 pm

    very cute!! love it!

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