Saturday, June 2, 2012

Vinyl Butterfly Plate With Removable Rolled Flowers

Butterfly Plate

 I  did this project recently for the Expressions Vinyl Blog.  I felt guilty calling it a project because it's so stinkin' easy.

I love putting vinyl on anything and everything. I also change my mind a lot and sometimes want the flexibility to change a theme. Vinyl is perfect for that! I found this plain square glass plate at Cost Plus and knew it was a perfect canvas. I Mod Podged a piece of scrapbook paper on the underside of the plate, but you could also leave your plate completely blank. 

I have been wanting to do something with a butterfly motif and the hardest part was deciding which image to download from the Silhouette online store. I decided on this swirly one. I re-sized it to fit and cut it out using a leafy green Expressions vinyl.

Green Expressions Vinyl Butterfly

I am definitely not a dainty clean crafter. Just keeping it real here. Sometimes stuff gets stuck to the mat but it mostly comes off pretty cleanly.

Vinyl Scraps and Punch

I’m also a “I can’t throw that away because there must be something I can do with it “ crafter ( aka as Mr. Chocolate would say a HOARDER). I’ve seen this idea sold in craft stores to decorate your walls…using vinyl as the adhesive to attach paper flowers or lightweight wooden embellishments.

I adapted it to my butterfly plate. Punched circles out of scrap vinyl, and made rolled flowers from some paper scraps:

Rolled Flowers

I hot glued the flowers to the vinyl, peeled off the back and stuck to my plate.  Done and done. And if I decide I want to take the flowers off and/or change my butterfly for something else, peel away!

Butterfly Plate

It doesn't get much easier. If you don't have an electronic cutter or die cut machine, try punches on your vinyl.

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Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

So cute! I love the butterfly design you used, I'll have to look out for that shape.

Netty said...

Terrific idea Carol, x

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lindalou said...

So cool that you could see the glass plate as a canvas. That is a real gift. It turned out great.

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a great idea to use the vinyl scraps to make the flowers! I would have never thought of that! Thanks for the inspiration.


Toqua's Crafts said...

Oh I like EASY!
I have an EASY Silhouette sign on my site:

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Unknown said...

What a great idea to use vinyl scraps for the paper flowers! Thanks for such a creative and inspiring post! :)

Jenn Erickson said...

Absolutely beautiful as always, Carol. You have a great eye for color and composition.

I definitely needed the reminder about not tossing my scraps. I forget how a small scrap of vinyl or graphic paper can provide the perfect embellishment to top off a project!