Birds and Butterflies Under Glass

Introduction: Birds and Butterflies Under Glass

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Turn dollar store items into a beautiful, museum-worthy display. Perfect for your very own curiosity cabinet!

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Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: Stuff You'll Need

E-6000 Glue

Feather and printed butteflies

Glass Jars and vases

Faux flowers

Americana Decor Metallics in Vintage Brass

Faux feather birds and real twigs

Wood disks

Images of butterflies and bugs

Step 3: Here's How

1. Paint your wood disks with the Vintage Brass Americana Decor Metallics

2. Glue twigs in the center of the disks

3. A simple straight twig for the butterflies and fuller for the birds *Make sure your glass vases easily fit over the twigs

4. Paint the twigs with more Vintage Brass

5. & 6. Glue the faux birds and flowers to the twigs and then glue the mouth of the glass to the base

7. Glue printed and feather butterflies to the long, straight twigs

8. Glue the tall thin vase over the butterfly twig

9. Print out vintage bugs, place them in upside down glass jars and then glue a large shooter marble on top

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    2 Discussions

    That Redhead
    That Redhead

    3 years ago

    I am just blown away! Please come decorate my home!!!! Wow!

    Mark Montano
    Mark Montano

    Reply 3 years ago

    I'm on my way Paper Wings! :)