DIY 3-D Butterfly Artwork
One of my twins is named Vanessa, which means butterfly.
My girls are 13 now but thankfully still love being tucked into bed. Every night, Vanessa asks for a “mystery doll” and I rummage through her huge basket of stuffed animals and pull out a long forgotten one. She puts her head under the covers, reaches her hands out and I let her touch a small part of the doll. Whether it’s an ear or a tail or a toe, she guesses correctly 99% of the time and we always crack up!
My girls are the funniest people I know!
3-D Dream Art
1) Spray paint cork board (I used black so the butterflies would pop)
2) Draw your word or design in chalk (I chose Dream)
3) Punch 2 types of butterflies from double sided scrapbook paper using Martha Stewart Crafts Layering Paper Punch (this one punch can make both solid and patterned shapes)!
4) Score each butterfly down the middle using Martha Stewart Crafts Mini Scoring Board
5) Hot glue each butterfly onto the tip of a ball point pin
6) Stick butterfly pin into cork board using your chalked word as a guide
My other daughter’s name, Olivia, means peace. I’ll have to get working on a peace sign for her!
My 12 Months of Martha Projects
January – Valentine Table
February – Peter Cottontail Silhouette
March – Paisley Plate Wall
Thrilled to be part of 12 Months of Martha – where I create something fabulous every month.
I would name the sock money LeRoy. Thank you.
Oh, I love your butterfly 3-D artwork. Very stunning.
Could name sock monkey – Isaac, which means laughter
We would name your monkey, Mr. Sassy! I mean look at that smile…. totally sassy….
What a sweet and meaningful project, Kelly! Girls are such fun. 🙂
I follow you already…
I would name the monkey
Love the board.
I think “Sockmonkus” works well, maybe add a “Mr.” or “Ms.” to sound classy 🙂
I believe you are the second person I am following on Pinterest! (My mom is the first 🙂 )
I asked my 4 1/2 yr old daughter to come and name your monkey and her suggestion was, “Crocky”…
Love the sweet story of the nightly mystery doll, Kelly. So sweet and wonderful to hear about a 13 year old! This is an adorable project. I just love all of the butterflies.
I already follow you on Pinterest (and subscribe – love your blog)! I pinned the image: http://pinterest.com/pin/231231762090203060/
Definitely a “Herman”
Your sock monkey looks like he should be called “Rockford” (my 2 yr old grandson likes that choice). I couldn’t quite decide which name I like best: “Nelson” or “Rockford” because that’s the name of the company who & the town in IL where the sock was invented (+ it’s the sock’s style name) in 1932. Other good choices might have been “Herbert” (Hoover was still president in 1932, though he lost the election that November) OR “Franklin” (Roosevelt was elected in 1932 & was the president during the 1930s when the sock monkey first became so popular).
The company BY WHOM
I’m going to start playing “Mystery” – a great bedtime tradition
i would name the monkey sock. why not?
Your Dream art is pinned—–http://pinterest.com/pin/484277766151094692/—please submit my entry to win so I can make one too!!!
Love the art work, great job! Have a great weekend!
I follow you everywhere I can.. Love your ideas! http://pinterest.com/terrilynball/boards/
The sock monkey’s name should be “Toes”. Around our house, sock monkeys get your toes. The sock part of them misses keeping them warm and gets them every chance he has….. haha.
I would name him STANLEY!
He looks like a Phillip to me.
You should def name your sock monkey, Mr Gonzales and then you can call him Gonzo for short 🙂 I am already a follower on Pinterest! Love that you tuck your girls in at night and at 13 years old, they still want you to do so. Girls, You’re never too old to love your Momma and to tell her so.
Love the project! By using cork board and pins you can change it up easily. Clever as always! One of the many reasons I look forward to your messages!
A name for sock monkey? How about Sockey.
I think the sock monkey name should be “Eloise”
I’m already a follower on pintrest ane I pinned the
Dream Art. Thanks for a chance to win and
be able to make my own Dream Art!
Love the sign and love the layered punch!!….I am already a follower of yours!…So off to pin!
Pinned with pleasure….http://pinterest.com/pin/261138478366072612/
And if it were my sock monkey I would name it “Seedoo”…why?…because my mom would always say to us kids, “monkey see, monkey do, if they jump in a lake, would you jump too?”….
For some reason, Artemis came to mind when reading about the sock monkey.
Luv your site and projects!
So pretty kelly! A dreamy project for sure! Happy weekend dear!
call the sock monkey “sockems”.
I am following Eclectically Vintage on Pinterest.
I think a good name would be Mr. Bananas lol real unique huh? Thanks for the giveaway.
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He looks like a Charles to me. But the one I had as a little girl was named Bananas!
I already follow you on pinterest.
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http://pinterest.com/pin/450852612666702425/ Here is my pin!
I think his name should be unique. Waldorf. That would be a good name!
I would name the monkey Goerge. :o)
I pinned this post. I LOVE this artwork idea – so beautiful!
I would name the Monkey “Hammish”. This is the name I wanted for my son. Mark put the kabosh on it instantly, pointing out everyone would shorten his name to “Ham”, then his name would be “Ham Berg”. Whoops……
You have the cutest night time routine! Kids can be the biggest crack ups. Good thing they are cute and funny, or they might not be as lovable!
I have always liked Curious George, so that it what I would name him. That’s what I called mine when I was young.
I’m a follower!!
So pretty, Kelly! If I made one, it might would be with tiny Yodas and say “whine not”… hehe…
and of course.. I’ve pinned !!!
Followed, pinned and named: We get real creative in our house with stuffed animal names. We have White Bear, Black Bear, Black Bear #2, Horse, Bunny, (though we do have a Larry the Lemur… we were newbies at the animal naming game…ha) so I would go with dun dun duuunnnn: Sock Monkey. 😉
Love your site Kelly 🙂 . I asked my 5 year old grandson and he said “the monkey’s name is Gus of course”. When I asked him how he knew that his name was Gus, he looked at me like I was asking the craziest question in the world and said “well look at him Grandma, what else would his name be?” LOL! Kids are so cute!
I definitely follow you on Pinterest!
And I pinned http://pinterest.com/pin/155866837076090079/
I think Mr. Binford is a fun name for the monkey
I already follow you on Pinterest and
I’ve pinned this project.
Thanks for the fun idea!!
Whoops, didn’t read the instructions right. So, I guess my first comment can be the name for the monkey, this one can state I follow you on Pinterest. Am I doing this right?? Running short on brain cells this morning!!!!
I Pinned this wonderful project. (I don’t know how to add the link to this comment like some others did, but trust me, I really did pin it)
Can’t wait to get started with my cute little granddaughters. They will love it. Thanks for the creative idea!
I would name the monkey George. Love the artwork.
I would name him Winston:)
Looks like a Ferdinand to me!
Following on Pinterest!
Pinned it here: http://pinterest.com/pin/275986283387374827/
How about Vinny? 😉
Hum, let’s see, name the sock monkey… How about Percy? Yes, Percy.
I would name him Herman. I think it has to do with the ears.
Thanks for the giveaway Kelly! And the monkey shall be called… Priscilla. Because that’s what my littlest would probably name him.
Love the story about Vanessa and the bedtime routine! So sweet.
And of course you know I pinned this post. 😉
And I absolutely follow you and your awesome Eclectically Vintage self on Pinterest. Now it’s up the Random.org gods – maybe I could do a rain dance. I need more Martha craft supplies in my life.
So pretty Kelly! I loved the mystery doll story… adorable!
Sock monkey name…Nanners!
Have already been following on Pinterest. 🙂
Pinned the butterfly project on my board, “To Make (Someday!)”
I would name the sock monkey Bonzo. I’ve been watching way too many old movies lately 🙂
I follow you on Pinterest!
Pinned your image!
Following on Pinterest!
Pinned your 3-D Butterfly project!
After a poll from the kiddos…Bobo or “LT” (short for Long Tail) could be a good monkey name. 🙂
I would name him Albert.
I follow on pinterest.
i already follow eclectically vintage on pinterest
my mentally handicapped sister is a monkey lover and collector so i would name it freckle after her nickname
This is adorable and so is your story about your girls. I have a Vanessa too…only mine is 22 and doesn’t require tucking in anymore 🙂 Sometimes I wish I could. I like that you used a corkboard and pushpins to create this. So cute! And the bedding is pretty fab too 😉
Already a pinterest follower! Cute idea. Never thought about spray painting a corkboard! Those sock monkeys give me the heebie jeebies..sorry!! LOL!!
This is so pretty, Kelly ~ you always share such beautiful creations.
I love it Kelly! Plus, I’m loving that cute little sock monkey!! XOXO
You are so creative Kelly – this is beautiful! I love how you transformed an ordinary chalkboard into this dreamy art piece! Love the sock monkey too!
Love the butterflies! I would name the sockmonkey…. Chuck!
This is DARLING!!! Pinning!! I’m not sure I’ve ever named a sock monkey! That’s gonna require some thought. Thanks for sharing! ~Tammy