Button Butterfly Art

9:24:00 PM

A few weeks ago, I was at one of the local malls and I picked up some Pottery Barn catalogs. I was excited when I got to the Pottery Barn Kids catalog and saw lots and lots of butterfly imagery--and some I knew I could knock-off for Lil Bit's on-going room project. This was the image that caught my eye (the classic paisley room p84 in the PB Kids Catalog if you have the print version)--I loved the artwork, although it looks like PB doesn't actually sell some of the items, I really wanted the button butterfly art. This is what I came up with for the knock-off:

Now, if you recall, we've got a butterfly/fairy theme going on, with the following artwork already in there:

The butterfly panel art:

And the origami butterfly art:

So you know that this was going to go right along with the theme! And it was super easy!

You will need a canvas covered board, paint, scrapbook paper, a large paint sample or more paper in a contrasting color, decoupage medium, craft glue, and buttons.

I took a canvas covered board that I had on hand. I painted it with the seemingly everlasting sample of Weathered Glass from Valspar.

I then rescued my piece of art from a young art thief.

She's inexperienced, but very determined, I tell you!

Then I took a piece of scrapbook paper and trimmed it down to be the same proportions as the canvas board. I decoupaged the paper in the center of the board.

Then I took a 8x10 paint sample from Sherwin Williams that was part of the paint selection process in Lil Bit's room. (Did you know that paint swatches came that big? It's awesome for helping visualize without actually painting a swatch). I centered the paint sample in the scrapbook paper and decoupaged that down too. I then did a layer of decoupage medium over the whole thing. (FYI those paint swatches want to curl, so you may be better off using a contrasting scrapbooking paper).

Then, having laid out a pretty butterfly with some buttons, I carefully transferred the pattern to the layout I was creating, and then glued down the butterfly with craft glue. That's it! I'm still waiting for it to be completely dry, but then we'll probably find a frame, and then up it goes in Lil Bit's room!

I'll probably frame this piece of art, but what a simple way to knock off some Pottery Barn catalog art!

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  1. Love everyone of these, so inspired. I have 4 eleven and under and we desperately need art. now if you coyld have some boys, too. Im too tired to be creative but I can CASE!
    Thanks for sharin...going to follow yoyr blog as soon as I can get to my computer!

    1. Holly, I don't think I'm going to have any boys--my girls are enough! However, I might just do some boy related projects since you asked. :-) I do have 5 nephews, and I could do something for them, or I could make something for a giveaway....hmmm...thanks for the idea!

    2. Holly, I'm doing a "boy" decor project--I'm posting it tonight. Thanks for the request that inspired me to do this!

  2. so great

    would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday, that runs from Saturday - Thursday @ www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

  3. very cute!!

    thanks for sharing


  4. Very sweet! thanks for linkin up!

  5. Oh, I love that project. I'm a sucker for butterflies and dragonflies. Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend!