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The past two weeks of this crafting party have been so great! I don’t know about you, but I’m having a really great time challenging myself to come up with new ideas. Of course you can always turn to Pinterest when in a crafting rut, but sometimes you just need time to yourself. Time to look at your materials and brainstorm something completely different and unexpected.
There were so many of you who did exactly that last week! This girl even went to be as creative as turning a mason jar into an aquarium for a little fish. How unique is that? Let’s take a look at last week’s features…
This week’s theme is paint chips…yep, those “free” ones you can pick up at any home hardware store. I’ve noticed in the past that whether or not you should take paint chips without actually buying paint tends to be a controversial topic. To set your mind at ease I want to preface with this…the paint chip project of mine that you see below was made about a year ago (hence the bad photos) and at that time we were actually in the process of picking out paint colors for my bedroom. Did the room ever get painted? No. But did we take those paint chips for the right reasons? Yes.
Okay so now that I’ve cleared that up, onto the project! This one is so simple and would honestly make a great kids craft! There are no sharp tools to use and no big mess, unlike last week’s mason jar project. It’s also really a versatile craft because you can punch the butterflies in whatever colors you want and arrange them on the paper however you please. Heck, you could don’t even have to do butterflies!
I used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch (affiliate link) to punch out the colors I wanted. I also used the back of a few paint chips to get the white butterflies. Then I folded each one in half for dimension, arranged them on my paper, and started gluing! That’s all there is to it — simply frame it and you’ve got your own ombre butterfly shadowbox.
This week’s featured craft supply :: PAINT CHIPS
Each week I’ll be choosing a few of my favorite projects (or the ones that are most-clicked) to feature the following week. Those featured projects will also be pinned to the CWWYG Pinterest board. Feel free to follow along for even more inspiration!
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