Butterfly Garden Rotating Pen Stand

Altered Pen Stand
         Hi friends one of my crafty resolutions for the year is to pretty up mundane looking or throwaway objects  that are already present in my home .So yes every boring tin can, cardboard box and pen stand is getting a makeover!
Rotating Pen stand
        I love to participate in craft challenges and over the years a few have become definite favorites....one of them is  Mrs A  Butterfly Challenge ! The current theme is Butterflies + Glitter + Grape Color.
        I altered the  rotating pen stand shown above with a subtly glittered butterfly themed papers from DCWV Mariposa stack and added a golden heat embossed water colored purple 3 D rose .Here is the tutorial to make a 3 D Stamped Rose : 3 D Decoupage tutorial 
Heat Embossed Rose
The purple flowers all around are foam flowers and here is the tutorial I used to make them : Daisy tutorial 
Purple Rose
            Also added a few quilled elements [ tear drop shapes and fringed flowers ]to match the creamish brown color of the Mariposa pattern paper.
Heat Embossed Butterfly
        The butterfly shown above is a vellum heat embossed butterfly with a glittery purple center layered on a golden Cheery Lynn  butterfly.  I also used glittery purple foam flowers to form a flat easy to glue base for  several of the foam daisies.
            In the panel above you can also see a simple beaded purple flower I made! The pen stand looks different from different sides but overall it is a butterfly garden!!

Supplies : Dies :  Cheery Lynn  Butterfly , Cheery Lynn  Sunflower , Heartfelt creations Classic Leaf ,  Sizzix- Hero Arts  Stamp- Die Set Flowers and Butterflies 657773 , Provocraft Natural and Texture Border ,Heartfelt creations Botanical Wings   
Stamps : Winnie and Walter In Bloom Elsa's Flora Stamp Set , Sizzix- Hero Arts  Stamp- Die Set Flowers and Butterflies 657773 , Heartfelt Creations Bold Leaf  , Heartfelt creations Botanical Wings 
Papers : DCWV Mariposa


  1. More great recycling resulting in another really pretty floral creation Sonia.

    B x

  2. pretty pretty creation Sonia !!

  3. Gorgeous transformation to pen stand! Flowers and butterflies are very pretty!Especially love those purple foam flowers! I love the pattern paper too with tiny butterflies :)

  4. This is gorgeous! LOVING the butterflies and the flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. How how you decorated this, beautiful

  6. A beautiful project and will look beautiful on any desk.

  7. Wow!!! This is awesome!! Such a stunning trasformation! Love very much this pen stand with these gorgous flowers and butterflies!!!

  8. you are expert at making old things new again and also making them beautiful

  9. Lovely project Sonia! Nice with those flowers and butterflies, feels like springtime! Regards, Ela

  10. Beautiful work Sonia!! Love the flowers and butterflies!! The paper is gorgeous!!
    Moxie Craftie

  11. Oh wow, you decorated this so beautifully!! I love the stunning flowers and butterflies!! You must have the most gorgeous desk in the world with all of your amazing makeover items!! I love this my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. So beautiful, Sonia! Wonderful up cycling and fantastic colors! Hope you have a great week! Hugs, de

  13. This is beautiful!

  14. This is so Beautiful Sonia..Loz

  15. Hey another great recycling project!!! Love the color combo :)

  16. beautifully decorated sonia. very pretty

  17. Even prettier than the previous one you showed. . I love the design paper with the butterflies on and such beautiful colours. Thankyou for fluttering by . hugs Mrs A.

  18. Wow, this is brilliant !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  19. Well done sonia :) so cute!

  20. What a great resolution idea. Your house will look beautiful by the end of the year. This is such a terrific makeover.

  21. great idea to altered something doc
    and I love that double butterfly with the gold one
    stunning design

  22. Beautiful! Your creativity with your projects is astounding!



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