Decision time – butterflies or birds for my burlap canvases?

Months ago I re-covered 2 canvases with burlap (I didn’t like the creation from a previous crafty exploit).

I had two ideas for these two new burlap canvases, but couldn’t decide.

Many would describe me as having a ‘thing’ for butterflies and birds. Previous ramblings featuring birds and butterflies are testament to that.

Before making a decision between these two beautiful creatures, I wanted to see what they looked like on the canvases, so created them both in a kinda draft format (so excuse all the pins holding everything onto the canvas).

There has been a gap of three months between the first option and the second.

Rather than get my nickers-in-a-knot making the final decision, I thought I’d let my blog readers decide for me.


What if I am overestimating how many of you there are, or even worse, how much you care about my burlap canvas?

I have chosen to soldier on with the idea, despite this major concern… I know you won’t disappoint (wink, wink… nudge, nudge!)

Ta-da…. Presenting the two options for you to choose from…

1. Butterflies – I completed the first option at Christmas and took photos of it.
I used a butterfly-punch to cut butterflies from old atlas pages, then pinned them onto the canvases. I did add a few metal butterflies (which I hand cut), for a little interest.

2. Birds – I completed these last week. I chose some very colourful quilting fabric. Then painted the back of the fabric with craft glue (to stiffen it, and to allow me to cut the fabric without it fraying – once it was dry). I got my bird inspiration from some stencils pinned on my Crafty Ideas board on Pinterest.

You can leave a comment below with your preferred option, vote in the top right corner of this page, or simply click on the VOTE button below and whisked away to my facebook page to place your official vote…

Surprise me, and cast a vote… but more importantly help me decide what ends up on my wall!



10 responses to “Decision time – butterflies or birds for my burlap canvases?”

  1. I don’t seem to be able to vote but I choose the butterflies xx

    1. Yay – my first vote!!!! Thanks 🙂

  2. I choose the butterflies too! Gorgeous!

    1. The butterflies seem to be getting the votes – thanks.

  3. Definitely butterflies – there are more than enough birds for one house in Heidi’s nursery!

  4. Hi Bernice, I’m hoping you will be notified of this comment, and apologies for commenting on an old post, but I was wondering if you could tell me what brand of butterfly punch you used, or maybe where you got it? I think the shape you used is particularly nice, but my searches online are turning up every other butterfly shape there is! Cheers, Wendy (and I would have voted for the butterflies, but I guess that’s obvious!)

    1. Hi Wendy,

      The butterfly punch is made by Sullivans. I’m not sure if they sell online, but they might list stockists on a website! Good luck hunting it down.

      1. Thank you. 🙂

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