October 7, 2010

Giant 5 Foot RePurposed and Recycled Wooden Butterfly Art

huge recycled butterfly art
This is a huge butterfly cut from plywood, about 5 feet wide and 4 feet tall.

I painted the background and added hinges, nuts, door knob plates, wooden letters, washers and whatever else I plucked out of my yummy, junky, recycled pile of goodies

giant butterfly art with rusty hinges and washers
I used a row of rusty hinge pieces on the body....

repurposed and recycled butterfly art
All kind of washers, nuts and door plates...

giant recycled butterfly
The antennae were scrolly pieces from a fireplace screen
....patiently waiting for their moment to be transformed into butterfly antenna.

junk bugs
Wooden letters, latches, brick ties and more... 

giant recycled junk butterfly art
I actually ended up adding even more to this piece after I had taken these pictures.  I filled up all the empty spaces with bottlecaps that I pounded flat. I used the underside of the bottlecap that didn't have the printing on it, but I sold it before I remembered to take another picture :(

I've since created even more giant butterflies and dragonflies too.

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  1. Oh this is beautiful, can't believe you ahve no comments on it yet. Ok come link up girl, people need to see your awesome creations. I love them!!

  2. Very cool and junkified indeed! What a fun piece of wall art!



I've moved to Lucydesignsart.com to focus on my mosaic art. I'm no longer creating dragonflies or mermaids.

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