Butterflies & Baubles

Things are looking decidedly pink at the centre. The month of October 2011 is ‘Pinktober’ for breast cancer awareness. Following Pinktober we will be raising funds for The Centre for Cerebral Palsy. As their poster features pink butterflies, we decided to combine the two themes. For the hanging centrepiece I made a giant pink butterfly from cardboard, cellophane and sequins. I also decorated some plain Christmas baubles to suspend underneath the butterfly. I used garden polypipe to make the frame to hang the objects from. The frame is held together with duct tape and wrapped in light pink crepe paper streamer.

Faber Castell Glass Markers work on glass, plastic and other non-porous surfaces. Simply draw on the surface and, as the ink dries, the colour brightens. Great for small children as they are non-toxic and very easy to use. They also snap together with novelty connector lids – a fact I find less interesting, but one that my children think is ‘awesome’. Local readers: I found these at Kmart, but you could also try arts/craft/stationery stores.
More of my pink crafts:

Peg Butterflies

Party Spoons

Wacky Wigs

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13 Responses to Butterflies & Baubles

  1. The ornaments are so pretty! Thank you for sharing and linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

  2. Melanie says:

    Beautiful colors and idea. Thanks for linking to Things I’ve Done Thursday.


  3. Erin says:

    Thanks for sharing this great idea – I love how great these turned out, they look like you purchased them this way. Very fun and sparkly!

  4. So pretty and sparkley! :) Glass markers huh? I will have to have a look for them. :) Thanks!

  5. love it! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday and for showing me that those xmas ornaments can be used elsewhere!

  6. Leah says:

    I love your pink baubles – thanks for sharing how you made them, it would be fun to make arrangements in other colors too.

  7. Oooh so pretty!

    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!


  8. Just wonderful! Thanks for sharing about the glass markers, I hadn’t heard of these either! :o) And thanks for linking up!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  9. Just Jaime says:

    These look so pretty! Love the colors!

  10. Glass markers?!?! I think you’re opening a whole new world of crafting up for us! Love your decorations, they’re gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize~

  11. amy says:

    Love these! I never heard of the glass markers either…I have to find some! I’m pinning these for sure. Would you share them here?


  12. Shenita says:

    What a great blog you have! i am now happily following via the Creative Bloggers’ hop. I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

  13. Jill says:

    I’ve never heard of glass markers before – how wonderful! I’ll have to look for them to try!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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