Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Series 5: Halve a Circle #1 - Butterfly Garland




Is it bad form to start a new series while knee-deep in another? Probably. Does this bother me? No. This is how my brain works. Happily hopping from one thing to the next with no regard for order. Carrying chaos far and wide. Doing as it bloody well pleases. I'm just here, along for the ride, trying to stay cool and avoid trouble.

So today my brain and I welcome you to Series 5: HALVE A CIRCLE #1 wherein I show you how to make a butterfly garland. And it'll be a quiet one this time; I'll let the pictures do all the talking! Before I begin however, I wish to tell you is that I used an old National Geographic magazine to make my garland because the pages are so lush and appealing. But you don't have to. You can use whatever paper you have at hand. The rest is in the photos and pretty much self-explanatory. If you have any questions, leave a comment, and I will get back to you as soon as I can!


Wordless Tutorial: Butterfly Garland





The results...





Now do have yourself a fine fine day, and I will see you again soon!


I'll be linking here!

30 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I think I just need to cut some circles and give it a go to see if I understand the pictures! Thanks for another wonderful series. I love your remark ‘carrying chaos far and wide’! So recognizable!

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  2. Love this!

    Great tutorial - no words necessary.

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  3. That is such a great shape! Love it Michelle.

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  4. Oh my gosh, this is beautiful! How creative and well done! I think I might try my hand at these and turn them into a brooch of some sort...

    xoxo Maria

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  5. Oh those are so lovely and dreamy....
    Hugz

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  6. I love the butterflies. You've done a number of garlands now. When I picture your house, I just see garlands strung here there and everywhere. Is it like that? I bet it looks great and festive to boot!

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  7. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 Mar 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  8. I love, love, love this!! I want to give it a try, but I am in the middle of about a bazillion other projects, lol. Need to bookmark this so I can come back to it. Thank you for the tutorial!!
    -Joy

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  9. They are golden butterflies. You did it again Michele - Hugs Nat

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  10. I cannot tell you how much I love these!! And so easy to make! I know I'll be making a garland for sure! Thank you for sharing!

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  11. I love this so much! Such a simple construction, and the dimension of the wings is the perfect detail. What an amazing way to use old magazines!

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  12. Gorgeous! I love a wordless tutorial. Great photos. Simple but stunning idea.

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  13. These are so pretty! I'll have to book mark them.

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  14. Michelle, this is genius! So simple to make and so pretty!

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  15. Look how sweet and cool! Thanks for interrupting one series to bring us another - I can't get enough of your series...es. How the heck does one pluralize the word series? But I digress. I LOVE THE BUTTERFLIES! Very jewel-like, I can also see the garland as a necklace. More, more! Q: is this series about half circles, butterflies, or garlands?

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  16. What an awesome garland!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. I thought I was all butterflied out after making my 19Butterflies pop-up card. But you've inspired me to play with them again. Thanks for the inspiration !

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  18. So sweet. I'm planning a baby shower and will definitely use this tutorial to make a garland as part of the decorations. Thanks for sharing... Gail M.

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  19. Hi!

    Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog.

    Nancy Ward
    PaperFriendly
    http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

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  20. This is so cool and I don't even like butterflies :)I Must go check your other tutorials!

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  21. OK I think I love you. Well, I love this idea and I am making some for my Christmas tree this year! Hooray hooray!

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  22. Absolutely AWESOME! I have been cruising your site as I make Holiday decorations from recycles toilette paper tubes, another of your creations :) I am a big kid and your site combines my addiction to recycling and crafting into one happy crafter here! Thank You for sharing all of your ideas I have so much FUN here and it cost me very little if anything at all. YOU are as fun as my Mom was, and she was one GREAT Mom! Thanks for the fun and the memories! Buggs

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  23. These would be great made out of scraps of felt! OR better yet, just random scraps of fabric.

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  24. i'm very very very new to all this crafting stuff...so i just want to make sure that where the clothes pins are clamped, that indicates glue, right? thanks!

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  25. Hi Orange Poppy. Yes exactly. Where you see clothespins, there is indeed glue :)

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  26. Love the butterflies. I have been kicking around ideas for my husband's birthday - I want to make him a cool garland for his office to surprise him, and your posts have great techniques and ideas! I had a pretty good idea of what i want to do, and really appreciate seeing your 'how-to'. I will put a link up on my blog when I get a moment. Thanks for this great article!

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  27. woops, you'll find the link at www.sharis-orchidandmayhem.blogspot.com

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  28. Wow... I like this! Cheap and easy.

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  29. Love this as I'm a BUTTERFLY FREAK, I have hundreds of BF's on my freezer & Refg. I propbably have more BF Jewelery that most stores have in stock at a time. I even have BF Stickers in my new Focus, everywhere in my Focus.....Thanks for your tutorial, I most certainly am going to try these!!

    Silverbutterfly

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