craft : butterflies in black

Paper Butterflies

when i made the butterfly garlands a while back, i wanted to do them in mostly black with a touch of white. the garland was pretty simple, but i had the idea of making a mask for halloween.

Paper Butterflies

here's what i did -
Paper Butterflies
  • using yes paste because it's thick and gooey, glued them on and on and on and got carried away. didn't eat the paste or the butterflies ;).
  • painted a long chopstick black to use as a holder for the mask and glued it on the back. you can wear it, but be careful not to obstruct your vision with too many butterflies around the eyes.
Paper Butterflies

there was a halloween parade at the new york botanical garden this weekend and the kids were so great. there were quite a few pirates who looked very cool, although i'm not sure about the plastic swords they carried. we also saw the cutest little witch wearing her tap dancing shoes. only a few parents dressed up, too. are you dressing up this year? i've got a mask ;). happy halloween!

xo, cindy

22 comments:

Rachel Follett said...

Very cool! Love it!

My name is PJ. said...

This is way cool! And I love the way you framed the photo!

Pascale said...

This is lovely!! I love the last picture - the color of your eyes is gorgeous against the black...

I'm not sure about Halloween this year - it's not celebrated the same way (if celebrated at all) here in Europe. We definitely miss it... But I'll make sure to pack our costumes and face paint kit for our trip and hope to grab a couple of pumpkins on our way out as well! Happy Halloween!!

Joyce said...

Cindy this is a WONDERFUL idea!! I LOVE it! I won't be dressing up this year, but I will be passing out treats to the little ones. xoxo

Line said...

this mask is gorgeous, you have beautiful eyes!!

Julia said...

Oh my gosh, this is beautiful! I love how you used the black butterflies! What a great idea!

Krissy said...

It's so great!!! you are so creative :)

blue moss said...

how great is your mask???? i love it :)

Clementine said...

Gorgeous, Cindy, just gorgeous!

cindy* said...

love, love your mask! i am wearing a purple, yarn beard for halloween: instant bearded lady costume ;)

Grace@PoeticHome said...

How creative and chic!!! I LOVE your butterfly mask -- and it looks divine framing your lovely eyes!

simplesong said...

LOVE this. love the black...so great.

cindy said...

thanks everyone! i'm not loving my hair in that photo, but what can you do? also, the reason you're not seeing both of my eyes is because the mask doesn't line up with them and i looked cross-eyed ;).

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Love it Cindy. Oh, and kiddie Halloween parades are the best!

Michelle | Cicada Studio said...

That is smokin!

(Who is that sultry woman behind the mask?)

Candi said...

You're so creative. I just love it!

The Yankees aren't playing so well tonight...let's hope they pick it up!!!

Megan Walker said...

WOW Cindy - I think that's one of the CLASSIEST masks I've ever seen! And you MADE it! How totally cool is that! I absolutely LOVE it :)

Meg xoxo

julie king said...

such a sweet butterfly mask it is, cindy!!! your green eyes are stunning!!

erin said...

i love this (especially the last shot!).

Elizabeth said...

That looks like fun to make, and turned out real cute!

nadia said...

i wnat i want i want!!! so cleverly beautiful!

L'Atelier said...

love the mask! its gorgeous!!!
hope you had a nice haloween

ps you got beautiful eyes cindy
xo