DIY BUTTERFLY PUMPKIN
Hello all, I hope you had a fantastic Labour Day weekend. It's great to be back here today with this project; the first of my Fall projects, with a bit of a twist.
First of all, you must all be wondering why I would mix butterflies with pumpkins? My daughter has a birthday party coming up in October, and after some thought, I decided on a butterfly theme. She's turning 2, and seeing that October is also in the Fall, I'd like to include some pumpkins in my decorations.
I'm sharing this project today so that if you'd like to do the same for your Fall decor (perhaps with a shape other than a butterfly!) you would have this tutorial.
The project is actually quite simple as you'll see below. I'm also thinking butterflies and pumpkins should go together more often!
TOOLS & MATERIALS:
Faux white pumpkin
Scrapbook paper in 3 complimentary patterns
Adhesive foam dots
I purchased the pumpkin from Michaels. I got the smallest one possible, but there are three sizes available. This one cost me about $6.50.
I punched out 12 large butterflies and 8 small ones. I glued each one randomly on the pumpkin, starting from the bottom and working my way up. To give some butterflies more depth, I glued them to a foam dot first. I did this mostly for the small butterflies at the top of the pumpkin.
It was that easy. I hope to use this pumpkin on the buffet table somewhere. It will make sense (I hope) when it is all decorated. After the party, I will have more DIY projects to share here on the blog.
This project took me about 30 minutes to complete. This could also be a fun project for kids, however an adult should always be present when there's a glue gun involved.