Hardware Butterflies

May 3rd, 2012 in blog, member junk     
chippingcharm Laurel Putman, contributor
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Did you see it before?


I just happened to already have the PERFECT foam  stamp for the wings.


(By the way ...my  8-year old had borrowed my aqua paint...if you think that bottle looks messy you  should have seen his pants and t-shirt.  Oh well...art IS messy)

I  stamped and cut out the wings...on old book pages, of course ;)

Marked my spots for the  holes...and then cut them out with a small hole punch.

I used glue dots for some  extra stick

Then tied them on with  skinny twine...for some extra cute

And they even had holes in the top for a little twine for hanging...
A vintage button ads the finishing touch.
Meant to be
Now if only I knew what they really were??  Anybody know?  
Guess I may have to take one of these beauties over to the hardware store to find out.  Can you imagine the funny looks Ill get?  But thats half the fun, right? ;)

I bought these little hardware "whatsits" a few weeks ago at an occasional sale. I still have no idea what they really are but to me they were destined to be butterflies.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Laurel Putman...Chipping with Charm
posted in: blog, member junk, hardware, butterflies, book pages

Comments (4)

NDJunkGirl writes: Adorable Laurel! What's the deal with our LOVE for metal these days?! :)

-Andrea Posted: 7:05 am on May 7th
Junkpony writes: These are really cute, great idea! Posted: 1:23 pm on May 4th
CountryJunkSale writes: Hey Laurel
You told me once not to scrap anything metal, till you had a chance to look at it. I'm betting I've got a bunch more of your butterflies in some boxes I've set aside for you. Posted: 5:21 pm on May 3rd
Bec4 writes: Ah, so sweet and unique! Posted: 12:00 pm on May 3rd
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