Butterflies Under Glass

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Mark Montano's Project for a Unique DIY Piece from ThinkCrafts.com

Our friend Mark Montano is full of amazing crafty ideas for your home and yourself. This beautiful butterfly piece is inspired by the Museum of Natural history and will make a great conversation piece in any home. It’s whimsical and rustic at the same time! For more creative DIYs, check out the “Make Your Mark” videos on Mark’s YouTube Channel.



1. Drill a hole in your 2×2 piece of wood so that the base of your twig can fit inside of the hole.

Drill Base

2. Insert your twig and hold it in place with some hot glue.

Insert Twig

3. Measure the inside of the vase and cut your twigs to size so that the twigs fit inside of the vase when it’s upside down.

Upside Down Vase

4. Carefully glue the butterflies in place on the twigs.


5. Keep putting the vase (upside down) over the twigs with the butterflies to make sure that you have enough room inside.

6. When you’re done gluing all of the butterflies on the twigs, cover it with the vase.

Glue Vase

7. Glue the vase to the candle plate to keep it from shifting around.

Glue Vase

For more inspired DIY projects, be sure to check out Mark’s Big-Ass Book of Home Decor and the Big-Ass Book of Bling!

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About Mable Craftsalot

The name says it all! Mable Crafts-alot is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and has aspirations to improve her crafting skills. Mable has never met a craft she didn’t like! Mable spends her free time attending craft classes at local community centers, and even teaches a few. When she is not crafting she enjoys cooking, reading, photography and gardening. Mable loves to connect with other crafters to share project ideas, discuss craft trends and chat about favorite crafting tools and techniques. To learn more about Mable, become her friend on Facebook!

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