Instructables
Picture of DIY Butterflies and Dragonflies
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If you are like me, you also keep a TRY or Die board on Pinterest - with the all of the projects that you really want to DIY. I have a board like that, and it's BURSTING at the seams with over 200 ideas! I'm finally trying some of them and having the best of times with the inspiration shared by others.

One project I've been wanting to try for quite a while now are Lucy's dragonflies over at Lucy Designs. They captured my attention at first glance and were one of the first ideas I ever added to my 'must try' Pinterest board. She just posted a new batch and she's even selling them now on Etsy if you want to skip the DIY and purchase one of her fabulous creations.

I invited my friend Marie over and we created these three cuties:
 
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Step 1: What I Used

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table legs
fan blades
acrylic paints
rusty metal shipping straps
misc. metal bits and bobs
beads and baubles (on the butterfly)
drill

Step 2: The Body

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The body:  I got an old table offered on our local Freecycle site and promptly removed the gorgeous legs that already had 2 different paint colors on them (I'm still trying to figure out what to do with the table top). I sanded down the outer color to show some of the green beneath. Then I added some additional acrylic blues and grays with some broad brush strokes and using a rag to wipe in the paint.