Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fluttering Butterfly Pins

Today for Retro Cafe Art, we will have Mary Lou model some little butterfly floral pins I created. There seem to be so many butterflies here in South Carolina in the fall, I just love watching them.

To make these little beauties I started with some patterned and solid paper flowers  that I just had hanging around. I tried to layer coordinating  colors for interest. I sewed in some crocheted colored floral centers for texture all the way through to a pin back. The next part was to paint and use Stickles, they come in such lovely colors, to detail the  tiny cutout butterflies from the butterfly ATC Frame centers. I wrapped some pretty twine around to create the body and the antennae. They were glued to the edge, as if they just stopped by for a sip of nectar.

Hope you will flutter by a pretty flower this week.
take care, gerri


  1. these brooches are gorgeous Gerri...so feminine and pretty!

  2. These would look great in an altered journal too

  3. Gerri, these are just fabulous! Love your stacked flowers and the b'flies too!

  4. Hi Gerri! These turned out great! I like how you positioned the butterflies on the flowers. This is the first year I've had a ton of butterflies on one of my bushes. Now if only I could remember the name of that bush to buy another. LoL


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