Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Butterfly Barrettes

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Since our air conditioner wasn't working yesterday, we headed up to my Mother-in-law's cool house with some craft supplies. We made these cute butterfly barrettes. This afternoon, I went to Michaels for some more pipe cleaners, (I found out today, the proper name is "Chenille Stems!) so I'm still finishing up some tonight. I'll take another picture to share with you.

While Grace and I were cutting out fabric, my M-I-L's neighbors, Theresa and Katherine stopped by and made a pair for themselves. We had lots of fun visiting and coming up with different ways to use them.

Tracing the butterfly pattern.

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Cutting out all of the pieces.

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Ironing on the adhesive.

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You will need a pipe cleaner and a bobby pin.

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Grace models her new red barrettes.

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Theresa chose a cute blue dragonfly print.

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Katherine uses hers as a cute pin on her pocket.

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Grace and Emily are going to make some extra sets for their friends. I hope you enjoy this craft for celebrating summer!

Detailed instructions are available from Martha Stewart.


Naturegirl said...

Kelli you make butterflies and I attract and photograph them..what a pr. we are! Would be nice if you could make these crafts of yours while sitting in my butterfly garden sipping lemonade with me!! Thank you for regularly commenting with such nice
words! :)

Lena said...

Hi Kelli,
Thank you for all of the wonderful comments you've been leaving in Merryville lately. I really like the look of your site. Very welcoming!
This is such a charming project. I'm going to show it to my niece. I think it is something she will really enjoy doing with her little girls. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

dot said...

Very cute!

Rosa said...

How adorable. I love them!

Tori Leslie said...

How cute, your so talented. ;0) TN said...

How Cute!!!!! What a good project for a summertime afternoon.

Anonymous said...

Hay I love your blog. I feel so honored that you put our pics on your blog the only problem is it is spelled Katherine. I realy had a lot of fun making them and just talking to someone besides David.

Kelli said...

Hi Theresa,
Thank you for stopping by! I really enjoyed making the butterflies with you and Katherine. And here I was worried about getting your name wrong..hehee. I will go fix Katherine's right away!


Tina Leigh said...

I love the material, all of it, that yall were using!! How cute & inventive. Oh Kelli, as SHE SAYS, it's a good thing!! LOL!!

couragetocreatewriteandlove said...

I am going to make some for some blog ladies I love. Thank you for this idea!