March 31, 2014

A Butterfly Decorated Seed Caddy

My project was inspired by my love of gardening and that I needed a practical yet attractive holder for all my seeds!

I started with this small plastic art caddy that my son had out grown.
I first wiped it clean with a wet then dry cloth.

 I used a few paper plates, a foam brush and Gloss lustre Mod Podge.

I sorted through my collection of printed paper napkins. I get the majority of my napkins at a discount store called Tuesday Morning.  The rest in specialty shops when the design catches my eye.

 I tore up copies of vintage music sheet paper and cut out parts of the napkin that I knew I would use.

I applied the torn music sheet paper to the inside of the caddy with the Mod Podge and foam brush.
 I also added some of the music sheet paper to the out side of the caddy, just under the lip.
Next I applied the napkin cut outs with Mod Podge to the entire outside of the caddy.
I filled in exposed areas with assorted purple tissue.
 I roughly trimmed out 2 of each butterfly images and applied them to sturdy white cardstock with Mod Podge. When dry, I carefully trimmed them out.
I used Tombo glue to adhere the first of each butterfly securely to the outside of the caddy. Then I placed a bit of glue to the center of each butterfly...let that set up a bit and placed the center butterfly onto the first, folding up the wings a little.
 For the inside border, I used a scalloped border punch on some Aquamarine Sorbet Cardstock.
Then I inked them with teal ink before gluing them in place.  Lastly I filled in space on the caddy with an assortment of rhinestones  and Dew Drops.
 I measured my seed packets, and created some divider cards with a Spring Collection of papers and a tab punch.

Here are my seed packets.

 I reused old prescription bottles and spice containers for my bulk seeds. I combined all my miscellaneous flower seeds so I'd be surprised as they bloom! Some of seeds were harvested myself and some were given to me.

 I adorned the butterfly's with the dew drops.
I just LOVE butterfly's!

 Thank you for coming by!
 I hope you have enjoyed my creation and are inspired to make something like this for yourself or even  friends. :)


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