I love blue and white. It is definitely my colour scheme of choice and always has been. There is something so clean, crisp and calming about those colours when they are paired together.I found this roll of vintage wallpaper last year and instantly loved the pretty, clean design. It was free, so it was a no brainer to grab it up and stash it away until I needed it.
With summer fast approaching, I wanted to make something new to go on the old screen window I salvaged a couple of years ago. I thought of the beautiful blue and white striped wallpaper and how perfect it would be for the wings of a rustic bug.
Making the rustic bug…
To make the wings, I bent two wire coat hangers into a shape I liked…and then cut pieces of the wallpaper to cover them. The wire was easy to cover with the thick paper and a little hot glue held it in place. I hadn’t even made the bug yet but was already in love with how the vintage wallpaper looked as wings 😉Four smaller pieces of burlap cut to go over the paper wings added a little dimension. To make the body, a reclaimed spindle was painted with Fusion Mineral Paint in Casement and the wings were attached to the back. To finish off my new little bug, I used a couple of left over twigs from the Lavender project as antennae.
A dab of hot glue inside the top of the spindle held them in place and the bottom of the spindle got a little bundle of raffia. This little whimsical dragonfly (or butterfly… your choice) is perfect as wall art. And… against my old screen window… just makes me smile.