Steal this Idea*: Punch Pop Art

Its Friday (yippee!) - time for another Steal this Idea* feature - a tiny little show of appreciation for a well executed tutorial. Today's know how comes from Londen of Sixty-Fifth Avenue.


I had somehow missed her beautiful blog in all my surfing. Thankfully she emailed me this simple, cheap but impactful decor idea that I think turned out just fabulous. The best part is - it requires almost no skill whatsoever - just a little bit of punching and glue and you're done.

Londen took a butterfly paper punch and some old magazines and made the most adorable wall art for her family. From this....

to this:

in just a few easy steps. Check out all the details at her blog.

What I really like about this project is that it can be reincarnated in a lot of different ways. This version is very cheery and kid friendly but with a different punch and some different ephmera, it could have a totally different vibe. It would also be a great way to reuse some sentimental scraps you've been keeping but don't need in their original form anymore like old cards or letters.

Has anyone done a similar project but with different results?

postscript:
*When I say steal, I really mean borrow nicely and give proper credit!
**If you have an idea/tutorial you would like me to consider for a feature, email me. I'd love to see!

27 comments:

  1. I also LOVE this one: http://www.lollychops.com/lollychops/2009/02/the-butterfly-project.html

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  2. Ephemera is transitory written and printed matter not intended to be retained or preserved. Yup, that's right, I had to google it. LOL

    This project does look very cool, thanks for sharing and Happy Friday!!

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  3. I've seen that puncher before. Who would have thunk it!

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  4. Adorable...and does look easy. Isabella would love doing this project with me! Janell

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  5. That is such a cute project. I may have to look for punchers now when I run to the craft store for lunch!

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  6. Check out this:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/36575116@N04/4833899940

    I love her stuff. She has an etsy store as well.

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  7. This is so neat!! I've been waiting for something to jump out at me, because I have a bare wall. I love this! I am gonna try it.

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  8. I did more or less the same project for my daughter's nursery. She and I both love it.

    http://accidentalcrafterblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/butterflies.html

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  9. I've seen a few of these around. They're lovely!

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  10. Thanks for posting this! I was looking around Hobby Lobby yesterday for a butterfly punch with no luck. I saw this project, but couldn't remember where. I think or dreamed of something similar to this, but they used a cupcake punch and hung it in a kitchen.

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  11. This project appeals so much to my covert girly side - I have been trying to buy the Martha Stewart punch in a real shop (somehow ordering it online is too official - I want to pay cash!!) and haven't tracked it down.

    Only thing is I wish the butterflies were bigger...

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  12. I love this idea, I also recently saw it done with bats for Halloween! I guess it could be done with lots of things when it comes down to it! It really is a fun visual punch!!

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  13. This is such a fabulous idea, I love Londen's blog. Her home is so gorgeous, but cozy looking at the same time.

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  14. that would be so adorable in a little girl's room!

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  15. Wow! I completely love it and I think that is something I could actually do and afford. How great would it be to do it in a series featuring a different little creature in each frame?

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  16. this is really cute -- loving it~

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  17. That's cute. I love the idea of using it with old cards or letters~ I always feel bad about throwing those things away.

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  18. melinda KE5:48 PM

    Love it, what a cute idea!

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  19. Thanks for featuring my project today; it was a lot of fun to put together.

    Londen

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  20. I love it! I saw something similar in Marshalls recently and thought it was a cute idea. And you're right - there are lots of different ways you could change it up and make it your own!

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  21. I too was going to share Lolly's project but see someone beat me to it :)

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  22. Cute! I have some of these in my daughter's nursery :)

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  23. I have been brainstorming about what I can do with my leftover wedding thank you cards and this may be the ticket. Thanks!!

    http://styleandcentsability.wordpress.com/

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  24. I love this idea! super cute! xoxo's nancy

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  25. This is such a great idea. It has inspired me to do something like it as a gift. My brother and his wife will be having their first child in a few months and I think something like this would be adorable hanging in the nursery. Thanks for the inspiration!

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