Hi everyone, Lisa Marie Jimenez here, to share with you this Butterfly Wood Vase Holder I made using my new product line, Colorbox® Colorique. Making this project was easy to do using the Colorique line, as it not only colors metal, but it works on wood too! This butterfly box is a cute and artsy way to dress up a vase of fresh flowers on a table setting.
• Colorbox® Colorique by Lisa Marie Jimenez;
Honey Bee, Frisco Bay, Avocado, Wisteria, Snow Summit, Pink Ice
• Colorbox® Colorique Sealant
• Colorbox® Glitter, Winter Frost
• Top Boss® Embossing Pad
• Colorbox® Embossing Powder, Gold Sparkle
• Clearsnap® Wooden Stamp, Butterfly
• U-paint Metal Butterfly
• Walnut Hollow® Rustic Bin
• Jute Ribbon, ¼” wide
• Paint Brushes
• Small Disposable Mixing Cup
• Mixing Stick
• Rubbing Alcohol
• Paper Towels
• Embossing Heat Tool
How to make the Butterfly Wood Vase Holder:
1. Clean the metal butterfly with rubbing alcohol and allow to completely dry. Paint the outer parts of the upper wing with Colorique Wisteria. Dry with heat tool*.
2. Next paint the inner section of the top wing on the butterfly with Colorique Pink Ice and then set with heat tool*. Add Avocado and Honey Bee to the wing, using the photo as a placement guide. Set with heat tool*. Use a clean paint brush to blend the colors into one another. This is how the orange is achieved in the wing.
3. Paint the outer bottom of the wing with Avocado and set with heat tool*. Next paint the wing in the following order working towards the middle of the butterfly: Frisco Bay, Wisteria, Pink Ice, Avocado, Honey Bee. Set with heat tool*.
4. Paint the body of the butterfly with Honey Bee and Avocado. Add Wisteria to the bottom edges of the wing as accents. Set with heat tool*. Set aside and allow to completely dry.
5. Place small amount of Colorique Sealant to mixing cup and then add glitter. Mix well. Use a paint brush to apply to butterfly. Set aside to air dry.
6. Sand the wood box, to remove any roughness. Paint the entire box with Colorique Wisteria. Allow color to air dry. When color is dry, sand the box to give it a distressed look.
7. Emboss the butterfly wooden stamps onto the sides of the box. Do not do the front of the box.
8. Add ribbon to the top, bottom and edges of the box, as accents. Glue the metal butterfly to the front of the box. Set aside to dry.
*When heating the metal with heat tool, the metal will become hot. Allow metal to cool for several minutes before handling.
The butterfly wood vase holder is finished! Simply add a vase with fresh flowers to the box. I added a few pieces of colored tissue paper to cover the glass vase and add an extra pop of color. The themed party setting was complete with butterflies and spring flowers. Another fun way to use the box would be as a bottle holder. Wouldn’t this be a perfect centerpiece for a garden themed wedding?