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Project | Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Butterfly

A few months ago, as part of the ongoing renovation of my craft studio, I made a Heidi Swapp Marquee Love monogram letter project for the new decor. The marquee monogram letter was a big hit with my 12 year old daughter. Since I am about to launch an overhaul of the decor in her room as well, I decided to make a Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Butterfly for her too!

For my studio I had gone with a vintage, antiqued look. But for my daughter’s room I wanted something fresher, and more fun. I chose the Heidi Swapp Marquee Butterfly that has been part of the spring collection available at Michaels Stores.

Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Butterfly project. Fun and easy decor for a kids room or a creative space.

To create this project, I paired the Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Butterfly with a Heidi Swapp 8×8 paper pad, pink glitter tape, white glitter tape, and a set of pink lights.

Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Butterfly project. Fun and easy project for a kids room or creative space.

Using the white glitter tape on the inside edge was much faster and easier than the paint technique that I used on the previous Marquee Love project!

The butterfly is one of the rare Marquee Love shapes that has a fairly sizable open area in the center. I took advantage of this by putting some American Crafts glitter Thicker alphabet stickers in the space to spell a word. I think the space would have looked very empty and unfinished without something in it, especially with this simple designed pattern paper as the background.

Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Butterfly. Great kids room project.

I made use of the open space on the rear as well. It was the perfect place to use self-adhesive velcro tape to secure the battery pack for the light string. With the velcro, I can remove the battery pack if I need to but it stays securely in place while the butterfly is moved around (important for its new home in the room of an active autistic child).

I left the lights as the original white on my monogram for my studio, but my daughter loves everything pink. So I decided that the pink lights would be perfect for her, as well as a nice contrast to the green background. In the dark, with the lights turned on, they look more white but I still like it.

Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Butterfly lights in the dark.

This project is just the first piece of new “tween” decor for my daughter’s room. Now that I have this piece created, I can build others around it! I have a whole paper pad to work with…I wonder what I can make with the rest of it?

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One Response to Project | Heidi Swapp Marquee Love Butterfly

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    Jan Castle March 16, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    Know your daughter is on Cloud 9. With this piece!!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan