Spring is here and I wanted a little color and sparkle for our front door, so I thought this easy arrangement of twigs and butterflies would be just the thing.
My 14 year old, Conner, reads my blog and has been complaining: “Mom! There’s too much decorating and not enough funny.” Sorry Conner, I’m getting into spring mode and have lots of projects in the works. Trust me, I will still be posting about the lame/funny things you guys do, but for now, more decorating…
This project took all of 20 minutes to put together.
Time to break out the spray paint.
I painted the tin an aqua blue and gathered up some sticks. Oh, how I loves me some sticks! To see a few of the eleventy billion stick projects I’ve done, search my blog under the label: Sticks
I tore strips of crepe paper, made little paper blossoms and hot-glued them to the sticks.
I also wired on some blue butterflies I had left over from last year’s Mother’s Day Brunch. (That post has a tutorial on how I made these guys as well as more on the paper blossoms.)
Shortly after I had painted the tin, I hung it on the branch of a shrub in my back yard to dry…
Because I’m professional like that.
I forgot about it and a rainstorm moved through and splashed mud all over it…
Because I’m forgetful like that.
I cleaned off the front of it, but the speckles of mud on the inside reminded me of a Robin’s egg, so I left it…
Because I am creative like that.
And also..? Lazy.
I think it’s kind of fun and whimsical.
I thought about adding some embellishment to the front of the tin, but I think I’ll leave it kind of simple…
It ties in with the front door and I think I’ll just leave it.