Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Got Butterflies? (DT project for Lavish Laces Etsy store)

I found this cute candle votive holder at a local store and decided to turn it into an embellishment holder for a friend of mine! She adores butterflies, so the minute I saw this...I knew it would be perfect! This holder is made of metal and I covered the entire thing using a cream acrylic paint mixed with sand. I then added more texture using The Crafter's Workshop "Art Is" stencil to add in various places around the base and on some of the butterflies themselves. At the base, I wanted a "Dream"-y wonderland of flowers, flowers and some more flowers! I layered flowers upon flowers so that it would be full of yummy goodness! I used colors of aquas and creams. About 95% of the flowers came from Lavish Laces Etsy Shop. I LOVE that she carries Wild Orchid Craft Flowers! Since this was a huge assortment of flowers, what's a wonderland without a fence, a little bit of time and a cute bird? These wooden cutouts plus a few more scattered around all come from Prima. I also added some vintage trinkets from Prima included a water faucet, a tub knob and some gears! You may see a few Tim Holtz goodies as well! And if you look closely, you'll even see a hot air balloon flying amongst the butterflies!! This hot air balloon comes from the Recollection collection at Michaels. I decided to decorate the main butterflies of the stand with some flat back pearls and flowers. A couple of the butterflies have handmade lace butterflies adhered to them. All around the bases of the votive holders you will see some beautiful tiny trims from my stash and from Lavish Laces Etsy shop! I've even hung charms from the sheer bows at the centers of the votive holders! The large "Dream" word comes from Joann's. I crackled it using  the Time Holtz white Picket Fence crackle paint. I added texture to all the flowers and embellishments using the same texture paint on the base of the project. Behind the "Dream" you will find some pretty aqua colored rosette trim and some cute white bow shabby chic trim from Lavish Laces. On the back of the project, I placed more WOC flowers, made a cute flower out of some White Shabby Chic Rosette Trim and made a shabby chic butterfly using a doily... again the supplies are from Lavish Laces Etsy shop as well!   I will have the direct links to the laces (that are currently in stock) I used below the pics! Speaking of the they are!


Aqua Shabby Chic Rosette Trim:
White Shabby Chic Rosette Trim
Venise White Tiny Bow Trim:
Venise Ivory Floral Dangle Lace:
Dainty Heart White Cotton Lace Trim:
White Floral Cotton Lace Trim:
White Bow Shabby Chic Trim:
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers main page:

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