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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 or 2 packages of different sized feather butterflies
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Twigs from your yard
- Glass vase
- Glass candle plate (make sure the candle plate covers the mouth of the glass vase)
- 2×2 or 3×3 wood block
- Drill with 1/4” drill bit
1. Drill a hole in your 2×2 piece of wood so that the base of your twig can fit inside of the hole.
2. Insert your twig and hold it in place with some hot glue.
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.
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.
7. Glue the vase to the candle plate to keep it from shifting around.