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Spring Dollar Store Butterfly Tree with KNK Zing

dollar store butterfly tree for Easter

This butterfly tree was fun, easy and inexpensive!

This project is so simple and rewarding.  You’re going to be able to create it super fast!

Dollar Store, it’s me again!

I started with this naked tree from the Dollar Store.  YAY only one dollar!

KNK Zing + Lori’s cut designs = Happy Crafter

I used Lori Whitlock’s Butterflies cut file along with my KNK Zing to make ton o’ butterflies.  You can use Lori’s files with other die cut machines as well, so don’t hesitate to try her file!  Check to see if your die cut machine can use .svg’s and other types of cut files.  Trouble importing files into the Silhouette software?  Check this post for help.

Did you know there are several collective nouns to describe a grouping of butterflies?  Yep.  You can call them a rabble, swarm or a kaleidoscope of butterflies.  I’m still trying to determine which one is the “rightest”.  If I find one I like even better than those three it will be the rightest”est”. 😉

Not a lot, just a Dot.

 After I cut out my kaleidoscope of butterflies (… decided kaleidoscope was the “rightest” collective noun for butterflies, in my opinion…) I added a tiny Glue Dot® to the middle of each butterfly and stuck them to a branch of the tree.

Real or not, that butterfly is pretty!

I varied the direction I turned the butterflies.  Lori’s butterfly file comes with 3 different butterfly shapes, all of them pretty. 😉

I love this sweet tree.

 It always amazes me when something so simple and inexpensive can be dressed up a little bit and become lovely.

Kudos to Lori for this excellent butterfly design.

Alright my friends it’s now time for a GIVE AWAY!  Please leave a comment on this post to be eligible to win a $5 gift certificate to Lori’s store where you can buy great .svg files and fonts!


LeeAnn says:
April 4, 2012 at 1:20 PM
How wonderful! It is almost magic that such a cute tree is born! Just some white wrapped wire and cut outs of butterflies!

Happy Spring!

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  1. Love your pretty and springy butterfly tree. Great job. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  2. Gorgeous tree! I love butterflies!

  3. What a great butterfly tree. Great Spring decoration!

  4. I like your kaleidoscope of butterflies–so pretty!

  5. Wow wow!!! STunning butterfly tree!!! Greetings from Swakopmund Namibia AFRICA 🙂

    1. Wow SueK! All the way from Africa! 🙂 That’s so cool!

  6. ashleymcook says:

    Love your butterfly projects.

  7. what a great project!!! So simple and beautiful!

  8. KittenJen says:

    What a pretty easter tree! Thank you for sharing.

  9. meredeEnA says:

    I love this idea! So perfect this spring (especially since there’s already so many butterflies where I live for this time of year!) TFS!

  10. Such a cute idea! I never would have thought of using butterflies for the tree! Thank you so much for the inspiration 🙂

  11. I love your kaleidoscope of butterflies!

  12. Love your butterfly tree, it is beautiful and oh so Spring.

    Katsews at Gmail dotcom

  13. What a genious idea!!! I love it 🙂

  14. How wonderful! It is almost magic that such a cute tree is born! Just some white wrapped wire and cut outs of butterflies!

  15. great project! I love Lori’s digital cut files!

  16. Love the butterfly tree! What a marvelous idea!

  17. crazyhare says:

    Love the butterflies. Great project.

  18. ckcpurple says:

    Interesting project! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win!!!

  19. scrapper69 says:

    That is just soooo PRETTY!! I LOVE the butterflies on that dollar tree! Such a cute idea! 🙂
    I need to get to a dollar store… you come up with the cutest things from there! 🙂


  20. loribarnett says:

    wow….that is sooooo simple! Thanks for the great idea!

  21. angiehbug says:

    Love this idea! I might just have to scraplift. It would be great for Mother’s day also. TFS.

  22. Your butterfly tree is a real treat. So pretty.

  23. ChelleBelle says:

    Simple Beauty!!! Love it! TFS!!

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