it is may.
which means that spring is starting to hit the ground running, and i for one could not be happier about that!

this turn of events also means that i am feeling those spring creating vibes, and today i want to share how i am using heidi swapp art walk to create some cheerful energy and spring welcoming into my home.

it may come as no surprise to any of you that i love and adore butterflies.
to me they symbolize hope, rebirth, transformation and freedom.
i just love them and honestly, they are just such a beautiful animal.
i love all that they represent.

to create this project i used my electronic die cutting machine, a butterfly cut file by pebbles in my pocket  and the heidi swapp art walk 12x12 paper pad to create and cut out all of my butterflies.

i love the mix and match of all the beautiful colours of art walk.  they just scream spring and all things summer.

once i had them all cut out, i layered 2 on top of each other and ran them continuously through my sewing machine to create a banner.

once they are all sewn together, gently fold each butterflies wings in half creating a 3 dimensional effect.  the top butterfly's wings will fold up, while the bottom butterfly's wings will fold back.  this is also a great way to contrast each butterflies pattern depending if they are solid, pattern, white or mixed.

banners are such an amazingly simple diy project that you can create to decorate your home in no time.  it is so easy to assemble and once complete, it really adds a beautiful handmade touch to whatever space you choose.

i decided to string my banner right along my entry way so that it is one of the first things you see when you walk in.  i love how joyful it makes the entrance feel.  soft and pretty.  and happy.

i love the subtle details of the patterns and the mix of color and white.

banners are a fabulous way to add seasonal decor to your space.  this banner can also be made using various shapes and designs.  using punches are another great way to create shapes that can then be transformed into banners as well.  the options really are endless.

i hope you are inspired to try out this idea for yourself to add some diy decor to your space.  these also make great gift ideas too.  whether it is for you or a friend, it is surely to be loved and adored.

handmade from home, straight from the heart.

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