Londen used a Martha Stewart Butterfly craft punch to create these cute little butterflies from magazine pages. LOVE this for a child’s room.
I decided today that I wanted to make something like this for my bedroom. I didn’t want to use butterflies, though. I am not a fan of butterflies for grown-up spaces. I am, however, a fan of lovebirds!
I really like this craft punch and will buy it one day. Today was not that day! $12.98 at Michaels is generally too much for me to spend and I didn’t want to wait until Sunday to use a 50%-off coupon. So I moved on to plan b.
I found this while I was looking for a bird tenplate and it started the wheels turnin’ in my head.
I know, right? Precious. Jessica at Living the Swell Life created these adorable bird ornaments.
I used her template to cut two different birds out of scrapbooking paper. I found an 8-pack of paper for $1 at Target.
My template gave me these:
I covered the cardboard backing of a Dollar Tree picture frame with parchment paper…
yeah, you heard it right! I used good ol’ Publix parchment paper as a background for this project. I brushed craft glue on the cardboard and smoothed it out a little bit, but I like the texture it created. Looks a little shabby chic-ish to me!
I, of course, wanted to add a little more of my style to the picture, so I decided to mimic my book wreath and attach ribbon to the top.
Here is the final product:
(The picture is not crooked on the wall; my pictures sometimes come out a bit lopsided:) )
For a $2 craft, I think this turned out really well! I love how it adds a sense of whimsy to our bedroom- and it represents us- two lovebirds!