December 21, 2012 marked the winter solstice.
The shortest day of the year.
So I can bear the cold months ahead knowing every day gets a little bit lighter, brighter, longer and warmer.
While I’m anxiously awaiting summer and dreaming of sitting on my vintage glider beside my butterfly bush while sipping my famous margarita,
I’ll have this centerpiece to see me through the cold dreary months ahead.
How to Make a Butterfly Branch Centerpiece
1) Take a walk – find branch – lug it home
2) Give it a light coat of spray paint – I used white
3) Get a cute nest filled with eggs and a bag of moss from the dollar store
4) Break out your scrapbook paper stash and glue two pieces together (pretty sides facing out) with a glue stick
5) Fold paper in half and draw half of a butterfly
6) While paper is still folded, cut out butterfly
7) Glue or nestle the butterflies onto that branch you just lugged home
8) Scatter some moss around the branch if you feel like it
9) Daydream of long summer days and margaritas
(Total Cost = $2. $1 for nest, $1 for moss and everything else I had on hand)
Here’s to the summer solstice – the longest day of the year will fall on June 21, 2013!
In the meantime, here’s to cute butterfly projects and using up my piles of scrapbook paper.
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