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My Imperfect Butterflies

I learned this idea from Pinterest, but I had to improvise with what I had on hand. This is the perfect sit down, nothing else to do project. So, I dove into it while recovering from my surgery. Upon completion, these can be staked in any desired areas such as flower pots or flower beds.
ITEMS NEEDED:

𐄂plastic containers
𐄂cutting tools: large scissors, tin snips, box cutter (not pictured)
𐄂permanent marker
𐄂drill with small drill bit
𐄂sturdy wire for stakes (ie: clothes hangers)
𐄂spray paint for plastic
𐄂butterfly template(s)

                                                 INSTRUCTIONS:


CREATE A TEMPLATE OR TWO:
COMPUTER- GOOGLE- PAPER- PENCIL- TRACE

CAREFULLY CUT USABLE PIECES FROM PLASTIC CONTAINERS
TRACE TEMPLATE ONTO PLASTIC
CAREFULLY CUT OUT BUTTERFLIES
MARK TWO CENTERED DOTS ONTO BUTTERFLIES
DRILL HOLES INTO DOTS
FEED WIRE THROUGH HOLES
SECURE WIRE/ TWIST ON UNDERSIDE OF BUTTERFLY

SPRAY PAINT BUTTERFLIES (UNDERSIDE)
SPRAY PAINT BUTTERFLIES (TOP)

THINGS I LEARNED:

  • The thicker the plastic, the harder to cut.
  • Don't choose a template with intricate details and curves.
  • Don't stress perfection; that's why I call them imperfect butterflies.
  • Use spray paint made for plastic.
  • Keep all tools handy.
  • Cut out all your 'flat' doable pieces first, then trace your template.
  • Don't worry about labeling. Most labels can be removed by soaking the pieces in hot, soapy water. If they're that tough and still can't be removed. Paint over them.

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Intro to My Projects

I wouldn't consider myself a compulsive DIYer or am I? I get it from my Mama. 


My Mom has a thousand "projects". Any and every thing old is considered an antique with her. She rarely throws anything away because she can make this and build that, out of whatever piece of junk or feasible item that may fall in her path. You could call her 'Hurricane DIY'. 

I'd like to think I have a plan or purpose for my "projects". Thank God for Pinterest because the things I am capable of doing whether I need it lying around the house or yard, I can just leave it pinned. If there's a purpose for it I'll attempt it. If not, it remains pinned. Ahhh, clutter-free. 



Stay tuned to my blog feeds. I've completed several projects already and there are more       to come I'm sure...IF I have a need for it.