Butterfly Branch Centerpiece

December 21, 2012 marked the winter solstice.

The  shortest day of the year.

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So I can bear the cold months ahead knowing every day gets a little bit lighter, brighter, longer and warmer.

While I’m anxiously awaiting summer and dreaming of sitting on my vintage glider beside my butterfly bush while sipping my famous margarita,

I’ll have this centerpiece to see me through the cold dreary months ahead.


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How to Make a Butterfly Branch Centerpiece


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1) Take a walk – find branch – lug it home

2) Give it a light coat of spray paint – I used white

3) Get a cute nest filled with eggs and a bag of moss from the dollar store

4) Break out your scrapbook paper stash and glue two pieces together (pretty sides facing out) with a glue stick

5) Fold paper in half and draw half of a butterfly

6) While paper is still folded, cut out butterfly

7) Glue or nestle the butterflies onto that branch you just lugged home

8) Scatter some moss around the branch if you feel like it

9) Daydream of long summer days and margaritas

(Total Cost = $2.  $1 for nest, $1 for moss and everything else I had on hand)

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Here’s to the summer solstice – the longest day of the year will fall on June 21, 2013!

In the meantime, here’s to cute butterfly projects and using up my piles of scrapbook paper.


Check out all of My Projects here for more simple ideas.


Sharing Here:
Between Naps on the Porch, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Savvy Southern Style
My Romantic Home, Funky Junk Interiors, Tatertots & Jello, Jennifer Rizzo

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  1. your butterflies and Kariannes birds should hook up, they would make beautiful babies!

  2. Looks like spring to me! Happy Monday, Kelly!
    xo Heidi

  3. Here’s to summer solstice is right! I think that’d be perfect on an Easter table!!

  4. Cute Kelly!

  5. Cute idea. Very warm here over the weekend.

  6. I LOVE this Kelly! What a beautiful centerpiece!Now I need to find a branch! Have a great day!

  7. so cute! you are ready for winter to be over, huh?

  8. Super cute Kelly! We are over the hump. I’m loving a little longer day myself.

  9. Pretty!! I love it and am dreaming of Summer too! I have one of those nests tucked away for inspiration….I may just have to go take a walk :)

  10. Love this, the butterflies are so cheerful – I think I could use a few around here.

  11. I have a little abandoned nest right outside my door. Easy to find branches. What a sweet idea! Thanks for sharing, looks like Spring is in the air now!

  12. What a fun idea! I am so ready for longer days, too! The better light to photograph with….LOL!

    Happy day!

  13. I love the butterflies! Spring is my favorite season, and this would be a nice reminder that it’s around the corner.

  14. You are always “branching out” with the cutest ideas!!…Great butterflies Kelly!!….

  15. This is so pretty kelly! it has been so warm here this week that I have spring on my mind and this is just perfect!

  16. What a great idea.. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. I am visiting you from Tuesday Treasures. Thanks Anu!

  17. That is very sweet. I’m sure it will hold you over. Our sunset yesterday was at 5:03 p.m. – the “latest” sunset of the year. It’s a sign!! :)

  18. So sweet, love your butterflies!

  19. It is beautiful, Kelly! Can it be spring now, please?

  20. I’m already doing step #9, so I feel like I pretty much accidentally already did this project. :) It’s LOVELY. So happy and fresh!

  21. So cute! It’s the perfect reminder of spring to come! Pinning!


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