I am very, very excited about this post because it is my very first DIY post.  Now, that would imply that I have many more planned, and I do, but I think it is important to say that I am not a naturally arty person – my brother definitely got that gene (he is excellent at photography), and I have often thought that I am too impatient to get  crafty.  I thought that perhaps, many brides-to-be also feel like this and feel that they can’t produce DIY touches for their weddings, so I wanted to prove them wrong.

My chosen project originates from one of my ** A Picture Tells a Thousand Words ** post that focused on butterflies.  You might remember that the picture that inspired the post was made up of lots and lots of little butterflies.  And I really wanted it.  Really, really wanted it.  Which is when I decided to make my own, below is the result, and if you are thinking of a butterfly theme this could be the perfect way to decorate your table plans / name places and other bits and bobs for your big day.

So, here we go…

To create my butterfly picture I used:

  • Card – one sheet of cream coloured card, two sheets of pink and one sheet of patterned
  • Butterfly cutters – a Martha Stewart multi punch and a punch from Hobbycraft

  • Square foam double-sided sticking dots
  • Glue
  • Box picture frame (though you probably won’t need this for table plans etc)

And here is how I did it, and I promise you that it is really, really simple:

Using the butterfly cutters I produced lots of butterflies of varying sizes.

To make some of the larger butterflies 3D I placed two butterflies together using a small amount of glue down the centre, and then a sticky foam square to raise them slightly.  I also used sticky foam squares for some of the medium sized butterflies so create some more layers.

The smallest butterflies were used to infill some of the gaps.

You can also get lots of different shaped cutters, such as hearts and stars, so if butterflies isn’t your thing you could use the same techniques with those…

The picture now has pride of place on my wall, but there are lots of ways that this could be incorporated into a themed wedding.

What do you think?!

Love, Aphrodite x

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