The Pin Junkie: Butterfly Bell Jar

Butterfly Bell Jar

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Butterfly Bell Jar
 

I love going to estate sales.  Is it just me, or do you kind of get a rush and your pulse quickens when you find something really good?  I love it!  At an estate sale I bought a bell jar for $3.00.  I didn't know what I was going to do with it.  I just wanted it because I love bell jars and for $3.00 I figured I couldn't go wrong.  Later on Pinterest, I saw this pin and I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.
 
I made mine it in about 30 minutes and only spent $5.00 for the materials!

Materials you will need:
a glass bell jar
a twig
pre-wired butterflies
gloves (optional)
pliers (optional)

First, I got a twig from my back yard.  I looked for one that had a few branches growing off of it and would also fit inside the bell jar.  You can always cut or break off pieces if you need to in order for it to fit in the jar.

 

Next, I spent about $2.00 and bought a package of pre-wired butterflies at Hobby Lobby in the floral department. 

 

Then I wrapped the wire around the end of  the twig.  You may want to use some pliers to help wrap the wire or use some gloves to protect your hands since the end of the wire can be sharp.


After you've attached all the butterflies to the twig, just set it inside the bell jar.  Then sit back, admire your work of art, and smile at all the compliments you're sure to get!  It doesn't get any easier than that!

Butterfly Bell Jar

60 comments:

  1. Very pretty - and I didn't know you could buy pre-wired butterflies at Michaels, I'll be stopping there for party decorations and will have to snag some.

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  2. What a great idea! I have a sunroom and sometimes butterflies and dragonflies get in there and can't get out (I try to rescue them) So anyway, I have some real, dried butterflies I have been saving. I was waiting for the right craft! I know this is it!

    I would love it if you would share this at my In and Out of the Kitchen party. It is still going on, but today is the last day for the week. Thanks so much! I am now following you and look forward to seeing what else you create!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com
    http://www.feedingbig.com/2013/02/in-and-out-of-kitchen-6.html

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  3. I love it when simple crafts turn out to be so beautiful! This is fantastic!

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  4. Lovely butterflies and so pretty with that bell jar! Thanks for sharing!
    Sara
    http://triedandtwisted.blogspot.com

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  5. What a knockout! Makes me so ready for spring. :)

    Thanks so much for linking up at the party,

    <3 Christina @ I Gotta Create!

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  6. Very cute. I love this idea. Great way to bring spring inside.

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  7. Wow! I can't believe that's so easy! It's just darling!

    PS I'm a pin junkie too! I *love* attempting my pins... even if a lot of them are recipes that end terribly. Reese cup inside a cookie, inside a brownie, inside a cheesecake, inside a chocolate cake anyone? Haha, just kidding... but I've definitely tried those kinds of pins too! ;)

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    1. Welcome! A fellow pin junkie! (and we both have the same first name!) Most of my Pinterest attempts have had good results, although I have had a few duds now and then. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  8. This is so lovely!!

    Newest follower via the hop.

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  9. I LOVE an estate sale! This bell jar was a fantastic find! The butterflies look great in it! Life to the full, Melissa

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  10. I have to stay clear of Pinterest most of the time, I am easily addicted. The butterfly bell jar turned out lovely.

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  11. Beautiful, and seems so easy! Can you believe I've never been to an estate sale before? *sheesh* Where have I been?

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    1. I love estate sales, flea markets, yard sales, and thrift stores. I often don't even buy anything - I just like to look. Sometimes when I find something really good though, I just have to get it!

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  12. I love the bell jar. What a great find, and you have thought of a lovely use for it. I love butterflies.

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  13. Very pretty, and just in time for spring. Love the look!
    I saw you sharing at Life on Lakeshore Drive.
    Debbie :)

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  14. Came over from Sweet Sharing to see the butterflies. Great copy-catting - I think yours are more colorful. You have excellent hunting skills, too!

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  15. love it! this would be a cute idea for a little girl's room too!

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  16. Love how your Butterfly Bell Jar turned out, and that you scored these for fabulous prices too! Pinned this! (Visiting from the Clever Chicks blog hop!)

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  17. So pretty! I love it on those boxes, too.

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  18. Love simple ideas! This is a great one.
    I'm having a link party at Homa Style that ends Tuesday evening.
    I would love you to link up!
    The link to the party is
    http://homastyle.com/wp/2013/02/27/inspire-me-link-party/

    I help promote links to my parties by additional links to facebook, twitter, or pinterest.

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  19. Cute idea! It's perfect for Spring.

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  20. Really cute! Perfect for Spring. I love cloches and have quite a few of them. Everything looks magical under glass. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  21. Very pretty~ Thanks so much for linking up with Made in a Day last week!
    Kim

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  22. Stopping by to let you know I am featuring you tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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    1. Thanks so much for the feature Kim! I appreciate it!

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  23. These look de-licious! Stopping by to let you know I am featuring you tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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  24. Love this idea!! Thanks for linking up @ DearCreatives.com

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  25. I've been on the hunt for a bell jar (and a cake stand) but all I'm finding are shorter ones like on cheese trys. I'll have to check out auctions! Thanks for sharing. The butterflies are cute.
    I found you today thru the the Pinterest Power Power at The Taylor House, where I'm #79. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    www.vmg206.blogspot.com

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    1. I've seen bell jars and Hobby Lobby too.

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  26. So beautiful and perfect for spring! I love it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent!! Love your awesome posts. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs
    Kathy

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  27. How can something so simple and cheap be so cute!? You did an awesome job! I know the rush you're talking about well. I once found a Louis Vuitton vintage purse for $3 at an estate sale. And it turned out to be real, not a fake!

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    1. Wow, what a find! I hope you bought it!

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  28. Nice! I have an empty one on the my table for a while now. This must be the thing I was waiting for :-) Thank you for the inspiration!

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  29. Just proves that the simplest ideas can be stunning! I'm a tag sale junkie too -- the most interesting things can turn up at those sales. Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

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  30. So pretty! I have an empty one too. Now I know what to do with my Michael's coupon! ;) Thanks for sharing!

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  31. I have a huge apothecary jar (4.00 GoodWill). I already had a silk plant in it ... like a terrarium. Dollar Tree has sheets of butterfly 'MAIN STREET WALL CREATIONS" sticker like Wallies. They are really pretty. I just stuck a few on the leaves of the plant. Thanks so much for the idea. Love the blog....which I found on my nightly Pinterest fix.
    xo
    p.s. I used 2 sheets of the butterfly stickers to make a stunning wreath. I love Dollar Tree almost as much as I love Pinterest.

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  32. Hi! I have been so busy this weekend that I almost forgot to let you know I featured your awesome butterfly bell jar at Pick of the Bunch! Thank you so much for sharing. I love it!!
    Have a great week. :)

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    1. Thank you so much for featuring my butterfly bell jar! I really appreciate it! Thanks also for hosting such a great party and for linking up at mine each week!

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  33. So gorgeous!! Love this simplicity of this. Thanks for linking up at Romance n a dime.

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  34. So adorable!!! I definitely need some of those jars!

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  35. wow. this is so beautiful and perfect to add color and beauty

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  36. What a great idea... and only $3 for the jar, score! Thanks for linking up to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #6!

    Pinned your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Shauna
    http://thebestblogrecipes.blogspot.com/
    http://ready2loseweight.blogspot.com/

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  37. So so CUTE!!! Thank you so much for stopping in and sharing this with us at "It's a Spring Thing" Pinning this :)
    xo
    Angelina

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  38. I love this -- adorable! You did a fantastic job. I can't tell you how many things I've pinned with the intention of doing them but no, they are still "just pins!" Thank you so much for linking up to ITS PARTY TIME. Would love for you to add our button to your LINKED UP section in your sidebar. If you decide to -- the code is right in our sidebar. Hugs! Clydia

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  39. Thank you for linking up @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party last weekend ..

    Your awesome project is featured this week!

    I would love for you to come and join us again this weekend ( this weeks party is now live )

    Claire @ Polkadot pretties

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    1. Thanks so much for featuring my butterfly bell jar!

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  40. Hey girl we are featuing this beauty, it perfect for easter!, our party is live now , have a great weekend!!

    Laura @ Lifewelive4.com

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    1. Thanks for the feature Laura! I appreciate it!

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  41. Absolutely beautiful--and simple too! LOVE! I popped over from Inspire Me Please--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  42. Very cute!!! I saw your post over at the Throwback Thursday party...isn't it great to be able to "dust off" older posts and re-share them?

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  43. Love it! As soon I find a nice jar like yours I would make this project for myself. Thanks for the idea. I like this blog :).

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