Spring is right around the corner and we all can’t wait! I’m ready for longer days, warmer temperatures, lots of sunshine, and pretty flowers. I bet you are too! In the meantime, while I am impatiently waiting for Spring to arrive, I’m trying to make my home feel like Spring has already sprung. Here’s an incredibly easy but super adorable Easy Spring Wall Art that I made with card stock and an old hanger.
Welcome to the third installment of Silhouette® Sunday! If you’re new around here let me explain, I started a new series last week. Every Sunday I will post about a project I made using my Silhouette Cameo®. I receive so many comments from my readers that they own a Silhouette® machine but haven’t used it yet. Some haven’t even taken it out of the box yet! I want to fix that. I want everyone to learn how to use their machines and make pretty things!
This project is super-duper easy and good first-time paper project.
Aren’t these adorable? You can make one in a jiffy, I promise! If you are a brand new Silhouette® user, I made a quick video on that covers opening a shape in the library, how to resize that shape and how to make copies of the shape. There’s also a little tip in there on how to evenly space your shapes in Silhouette Studio that maybe some experienced used didn’t know!
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This really is so ridiculously fast and easy to make. Especially if you have a Silhouette® cutting machine. But don’t worry if you don’t have one. You can still make one similar to mine using a butterfly paper punch to get your butterflies.
You will also need:
- pretty patterned card stock
- solid colored card stock
- adhesive that works well with paper
- wooden pants hanger
I cut two different shapes of butterflies. From the patterned card stock, I used the 3-D Butterfly shape from the Silhouette® Online store to cut 9 butterflies. After they were cut, I taped them onto plain, off-white card stock. I bent the wings up a little to give them dimension.
To give the off-white card stock a more antique look, I applied Tim Holtz Distress Inks to the edges.
(I’m not an expert in distressing paper. In fact it’s the first time I used these inks. I had to “google it” ; ) It turns out I didn’t have the “right” tools, but I improvised with a sponge!)
I painted one of my old wooden pants hanger with some white paint. Just to be different ; )
And the newer pants hanger: I just kept it plain. Do what you like! I like both looks and couldn’t pick a favorite ; )
What I do like is the dimension look!
I told you it was easy!
If you’re a fan of fun and easy paper crafts and like to use them to decorate for the holidays, then you’ll want to see the bunny banner that I made last week. I was able to recycle the pom pom fringe off of an old throw for the fluffy tails ; )
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