I wasn't expecting to have to produce one such project so early in the holidays but when at lunch time Lara said 'Mum .... I want to make something. What can I make?', I felt the time was right
So for today's project was to make a garland using paint chips free from the DIY store. The idea came from the Grace and Light website.
I had already collected lots of paint chips in a rainbow of colours.
Using my Tonic Studio Butterfly Punch, Lara punched lots and lots of butterflies from the different coloured paint chips. We found that by lining the punch up with the end of the paint chip we could punch out butterflies with white bodies and coloured wings.
She was then left with lots of these ............
........... but more importantly lots of these ...........
The good thing about the Tonic Studio Punch is that the punched butterflies have lots of detail including holes on each wing which are perfect for threading onto thread. Lara used gold thread to make her garlands.
We've hung them across the patio doors. Impossible to photograph but I'm sure you get the idea.