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« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2008 09:35:34 AM »

Love the colors. You can have spring in your home all year 'round!
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« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2008 10:54:58 AM »

Very pretty. It's amazing how they all look together.
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« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2008 11:40:17 AM »

Wow! Those are amazing! I love butterflies and dragonflies. If you ever find the site again you should definitely post it!
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« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2008 12:14:30 PM »

Thank you again for your comment.
funtobewith I used thumbtacks and just stuck 6 of them in the plastic.  You just need to paint the butterfly with the wings on the curve so that they come out right. You bend between the "body" and the wings to get the "flutter" effect.
CamOovas, that is one interesting kitten.  I once had heard of pickled people as a craft and searched it...I'll be more careful in my searches next time.lol.
I'm still searching for that site I mentioned.
Cheers!! and thanks
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« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2008 12:28:02 PM »

I once had heard of pickled people as a craft and searched it...I'll be more careful in my searches next time.lol.


That cracked me up!! My 11yr old sister wanted to search for "adult pictures" one time to make a collage of different people's faces of different ancestry. I flew to the computer before she had a chance to hit enter.
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« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2008 12:29:18 PM »

I love these!  I'm going to have to start my own flock of butterflies this weekend I think!  I showed this to my husband and he said, "Oh, thats why you saved all those bottles," I had to laugh cause I actually saved them to start my seedlings in for my container garden but I have three huge bags full now, plenty for butterflies!

Thanks for the great idea, your butterflies are beautiful!
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« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2008 12:41:11 PM »

I didn't see the butterfly templates on that link. did any one else? I'm thinking I'll go get some paint on my way home....
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« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2008 02:06:06 PM »

I have finally found that site I was looking so hard for. The one with the pretty butterflies.  It also has the templates for the three types of butterflies.
(I sure hope I'm doing this right...link....)

http://www.geocities.com/kraftproject/Instructional/heavenlybutterflies.html

It is a great site and explains everything better than I can.  It's where I learned to make my butterflies.
Hope this helps and that I'm not breaking any rules or anything.  Just wanna be helpful.

Dreambelle. gotta laugh at that.  While looking now for hours for that site I found an interesting amount of ways to recycle plastic bottles. Thank you for sharing.
SaphireFaerie...I know what you mean...I hoard glass bottles...If I remember correctly I got 3 butterflies out of one bottle.
Eliea. Hope I helped with the templates (with the link).  It also explains which paints. 
BTW I got some of the black paint type for a faux lead affect.
Hope you post pics.  They are fun fast (not counting drying time--overnight)and a great conversation piece.
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« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2008 02:24:37 PM »

Great craft!  Thanks for sharing  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2008 02:38:45 PM »

I have finally found that site I was looking so hard for. The one with the pretty butterflies.  It also has the templates for the three types of butterflies.
(I sure hope I'm doing this right...link....)

http://www.geocities.com/kraftproject/Instructional/heavenlybutterflies.html

It is a great site and explains everything better than I can.  It's where I learned to make my butterflies.
Hope this helps and that I'm not breaking any rules or anything.  Just wanna be helpful.

Dreambelle. gotta laugh at that.  While looking now for hours for that site I found an interesting amount of ways to recycle plastic bottles. Thank you for sharing.
SaphireFaerie...I know what you mean...I hoard glass bottles...If I remember correctly I got 3 butterflies out of one bottle.
Eliea. Hope I helped with the templates (with the link).  It also explains which paints. 
BTW I got some of the black paint type for a faux lead affect.
Hope you post pics.  They are fun fast (not counting drying time--overnight)and a great conversation piece.
Thanks so much! I'm getting the paint somehow. I jsut have to run it past hubby first. I think this would make some nice mothers day gifts for my mom, grandmother and MIL. Smiley Pin/ magnets for grandma, Perhaps some magnets for mom, and plant stakes for MIL. Or perhaps a mobile for mom.... lol
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