Saturday, 23 March 2013

Scrap Booking Meets Vintage Up-cycling - Butterfly Shadow Box

I found this gorgeous craft activity by Fiskarscrafts using a scrap booking punch, vintage frames, books pages and a sewing machine to create your very own butterfly shadow box. 

You will need a vintage frame with backing board, vintage book pages that fit within frame, butterfly decals cut from the patterned paper of your choice, a butterfly shaped paper punch, sewing machine, glue stick or double sided tape.  

The how to
1. Measure your vintage book pages and cut to fit your chosen frame 
2. Cut out butterfly shapes or simply punch out using a scrap book punch
3. glue or tape the butterflies in place on the book pages
4. stitch down the centre of each butterfly as see above 
5. take a piece of chip board or the frames backing board and adhere the pages to the board then place in the frame and secure.
6. fold out the butterflies in the centre and hang  

A simple way to create beautiful art for your home


  1. I've seen these sold at the markets before but didn't think it would be so easy to make on your own. Love this tutorial, it looks really pretty.

    PS: I'm currently hosting a new Fitskin giveaway, open to Australian residents only and I hope you will enter!

    1. Hey Trishie,
      I love this tutorial too, so simple... I need to get to crafting one of my own!. Thanks for the competition invite must pop down and take a look! xx Tina


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