Friday, March 11, 2011

Butterfly Vase

I've been out of town for much of this week, travelling for work, so today's project is a bit on the easy peasy side.  Sometimes I think those are the projects that are the best though. 

I haven't opened my Mod Podge (or as I like to call it Modge Podge) for awhile, so I thought I'd dust it off and pretty up a vase I got with some flowers for Valentine's day.  I'm dreadfully allergic to flowers but it's still nice to have a pretty vase around for silk flowers.

Here are the supplies I used:

1) Using a tiny little hole punch, punch out some tiny little figures from pretty gift wrap or scrapbooking paper.  Mine, of course, are butterflies.

2)  Do a dry run on your vase to make sure you have enough little punch outs.  When you're sure you have enough, just paint some regular old Mod Podge onto the front of your vase.

3) Quickly place your punch outs onto the Mod Podge.  Hurry!  It dries quickly.

4) Let it dry and then add a second layer of Mod Podge to seal in the paper.  For a little extra something I used Sparkle Mod Podge.

5) Let it dry again, add some flowers, and that's it!  You're done.  See?  Easy Peasy.

Mod Podge, Easy Mod Podge, Mod Podge Vase, decoupage, Easy Papercrafts, Paper punch, Butterfly Vase, Sparkle Mod Podge

If I had a Cricut the sky would be the limit on this one.  I'd do a lace design or delicate filigree or something.  (I figure if I complain enough times that I don't have a Cricut, eventually someone over at Cricut will notice and send me one to blog about.  Wishful thinking????  Maybe I should start tagging all my posts with "I need a Cricut!")

Leave a comment and let me know what design you'd like to see.  I still have another vase, exactly the same shape as this one that's waiting to be Modge Podged to death.

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Have a great week!


C... said...

Very cute idea. I have that butterfly punch out too.

Mom2fur said...

I like this idea! Your vase came out really pretty.

Naturally Me Creations said...

This is so cute! What a great idea...I'd like to do something like this too. :)


I love this nice & wonderful,thanks for sharing ..your blog is super cute,keep it up..i am following Honey

Fonda @Southern Scraps said...

Lovely idea - I love butterflies!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Oh my gosh!!! How cute is that!!!!

Lauren @ Love, Water and Wine said...

Great idea! I wish I had a cricut too :) Or a Silhouette! I would love for you to stop by and link up to my Ten Buck Tuesday link party!

Homemade Heather said...

I love it! Thanks for sharing ~ please stop by and say hi sometime!

Katherine said...

Great job- thanks for linking up this week!

Little City Farm said...

That is so sweet. I love how delicate it looks. Nice job.

Michelle @ Delicate Construction said...

What a swee idea! I love the way that it came out! I am visiting from Momnivore's Dilemma and I am a new follower!
Hope you have a great weekend!

AllieMakes! said...

Very pretty! I love the effect the modge podge shimmer has on the vase!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Unknown said...

What a cute little vase! I love it!

Rose :: said...

Hi,thank you for sharing yoru craft project with us. Looks like you had a GREAT RELAXING TIME make it. It oozes that relaxation.. Good for you.

See you next week with more projects, we hope and don't forget to give a like back so everyone can find the linky party/share in the fun!

Unknown said...

Simply sweet & so creative!! So happy you joined last weeks K.I.S.S. blog bash, your creativity is appreciated. Please remember tomorrow is another fun blog bash, drop by & share more inspiring ideas!

Drop by The Tattered Tag

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

What a fun project! I am a new follower.
~ Kimberlee at The Spunky Diva 
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