Butterfly Candle Pillar
Nothing says Spring like colorful butterflies. These seven in different colors hover around a distressed wooden candle pillar, the perfect decor for a dinner table, side table or shelf. The butterflies are airbrushed on clear plastic sheets then folded down the center to bring their wings to life. They flitter across artificial greens hot glued to the wooden pillar. With a six inch candle this project creates an impressive and colorful addition to any room. I found my candle at Michaels. Fair warning: using this candle may have addictive properties and should be purchased with caution. It's called "Baked Cookie"!
Allow all paint to dry between steps.
Protect surrounding areas from over spray.
step 2 - Spray the wrong side of the card stock with adhesive. Press the sprayed side onto a plastic bag two or three times to remove excess adhesive which my be visible in the finished butterfly.
step 4 - Create pastel colors by mixing White paint with the Turquoise, Green, Rose, and Yellow. Fill a paint cup with each color.
Clear transparency sheets can be expensive in packages. At Staples or other office supply stores that offer printing services, you can ask at the printing desk to buy a few sheets to avoid the cost of an entire package.
- Aztek Airbrush with paint cups
- 9450 Turquoise paint
- 9473 Copper paint
- 9451 Green paint
- 9485 Rose paint
- 9442 Yellow paint
- 9449 White paint
- 9444 Peach paint
At Michael's Store
- Distressed Wood Candle Pillar 10"
- Candle "Baked Cookie"
- Hot Glue gun
- Artificial greens
- Spray Mount Repositionable adhesive
- Card stock
- Craft Knife
- Small scissors
- Silhouette Clear Sticker Paper
- Transparency film from office supply store