Upcycling a Dresser Front with Butterflies
By Smitha Katti
- Ultra-sharp, high-grade, stainless steel blades on our 8” RazorEdge™ Easy Action™ Fabric Shears glide through fabric and cut all the way to the tip
- Winner of the Arthritis Foundation® Ease-of-Use Commendation, its spring-action design gently opens blades after each cut to reduce hand strain
- Unique, contoured handle fits the natural shape of your hand and lets you lay fabric flat for more accurate, tabletop cutting
- Ideal for all-purpose, tabletop cuts through fabrics like silk, oil cloth, light leather, polyester, cotton, crepe, felt and much more
- Full lifetime warranty
- RazorEdge™ Easy Action™ Fabric Shears for Tabletop Cutting (8”)
- Ideal for adding classic embellishments to cards, invites, scrapbook pages and other papercrafts
- Conveniently sized for take-along projects and crops
- Lever locks down for convenient, space-saving storage in your craft room
- Punches cleanly every time for consistently great embellishments
- Built-in confetti catcher keeps your workspace clean
- Size: 3/4"
- For best results, use on 65-lb. cardstock and lower
- Lifetime warranty
- Butterfly Border Punch
The perfect punch for the crafter-on-the-go.
Patterned paper, mod podge, varnish, foam brush, white acrylic paint, fine brush.
Put your paper stash to good use by redecorating a dresser front!
I bought an old dresser for my daughter’s room and though it was pretty after repainting, I decided to give it a whole new dimension by adding paper butterflies.
Choose your patterned papers to co ordinate with my your rooms décor. Then die cut about two or three butterflies from each patterned paper using the Fuse Creativity System and Medium Design set 0106 Butterfly. After that punch numerous smaller butterflies using a Squeeze punch and a smaller Lever punch.
Using Mod Podge and a large foam brush, first adhere the large Die cut butterflies, evenly distributing the colors. Next fill in the spaces by adhering the smaller butterflies in. Trim any overhang with an Easy Grip Scissor.
Fill in the remaining spaces by doodling with some white acrylic paint using a fine brush. Add three to four top coats of mod podge or varnish, giving plenty of time between coats for drying. Replace drawer pulls and you are done!