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« on: February 16, 2017 10:06:31 PM »

These could be for any occasion but this year, for the kids/grands Valentines, I made butterflies from recycled soda cans.  I cropped the tops & bottoms off, slit down the side & flattened the rectangle of aluminum.  I used a marker to trace the pattern on & cut it out with scissors.  A stylus worked to draw in the details & permanent Sharpies gave great colors.  I punched tiny holes in the head with a pin & ran a folded wire from the back to the front thru the holes.  I held a pin behind the head while I coiled the wire ends around it for the antennae.  Then I glued it at the back to hold it in place.  Finished, each measures about 4" x 4".

Each has a small gemstone heart to make it an official Valentine as well as other gemstone embellishments.

I was late mailing them off so I haven't received any opinions on them yet but the cash accompanying them will go a long way to making them acceptable.  It was difficult to get a photo without a lot of glare so this is the best of numerous tries.




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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2017 08:04:25 AM »

Wow! Those are so bright and pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2017 09:00:27 AM »

Very cool idea, and so pretty!
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2017 02:04:47 PM »

Oh my! I really love these! Darling! Tell those kids if they don't want them, they can send them to me!
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017 02:06:50 PM »

They are so lovely.
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2017 06:56:14 AM »

Awesome!  What a nice way to reuse some cans!
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2017 11:50:31 AM »

Very pretty!
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2017 07:46:09 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2017 06:18:28 AM »

Thanks for featuring my project on this site.  I should have been here to express my appreciation earlier but have been off the computer for several days. 
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