Mod Melts Butterfly Decor

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Mod Melts Butterflies hang from ceiling

Like most boys, my son loves bugs. But thankfully, he’s not very into spiders. Instead, he loves ladybugs and butterflies. If we’re at the park, he’ll find the only ladybug poking through the grass. And he has had a fascination with Butterflies lately. The ladybugs land on him – why won’t the butterflies?

I decided to make him his own butterflies that could hang from his ceiling. That way he could enjoy them, even if he can’t catch them! The Mod Melts made this very easy to do.

Plaid sent me some paint, a spouncer, the Mod Melts, and Mod Melts molds. To this I added some orange paint so that I could make the butterflies Monarchs, and some string to hang them with.

Mod Melts are easy to use – just insert them into a high-temp glue gun, and squeeze into the mold from the center out.

put melts into mold

I filled the mold about halfway, then added a string with a knot in it (so that it won’t pull out easily), and then filled up the mold the rest of the way.

insert string

After 10 minutes, I could pop out the butterfly, and he was ready to paint.

I tried painting him black, then adding the orange accents, but it worked better the other way around. First, I painted the butterflies orange, and let the paint dry.

paint base coat on butterflies

Then I added a thin layer of black paint to the spouncer and lightly tapped the black paint on. This painted the raised area, but kept the back area orange. Much easier than trying to get that detail with a paintbrush.

paint butterflies

I tied a thumbtack to the other end of the string, and hung the butterflies. My son loves it!

mod melts butterflies

I also made some simple paperclips! How will you use Mod Melts?

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Comments

  1. The Mod Melts Butterflies are very cute. Thanks for introducing this new crafty product.

  2. I love the color!

  3. Elizabeth O. says:

    I love this and yes I think I would use them 🙂

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  1. […] had some fun with Mod Melts and made some Butterfly Decor and decorative paperclips. American Crafts sent me some fun supplies as well. I made Candy […]

  2. […] For these butterflies, the butterfly on top was painted black. I allowed the black to dry, and then painted orange over the black. While the orange was still wet, I wiped it away. This left orange paint in the deeper parts of the embellishment, leaving the black base coat on the raised part. The bottom butterfly was painted orange first. I allowed the orange to dry, then gently spounced black over the top. I liked the result of this second technique much better. I made several of these to hang in my son’s room. You can read the full Mod Melts Butterfly Decor Tutorial. […]

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