Butterfly Garden Theme Bedrooms – Girl’s Room Design Tips

What little girl wouldn’t adore a pretty room filled with magical butterflies? A butterfly bedroom theme is simple to create and the possibilities are endless. It’s a perfect theme for a room to dream, play and grow in, inspiring little imaginations through the use of color, shape and form. This design of room very much appeals to me, as I believe that it is a soothing and relaxing environment, filled with meadows, soft colors, grass, butterflies, flowers, and whimsical objects. Although this is how I envision a butterfly room to be, there are many variations that can be created.

Before beginning a butterfly theme bedroom, it is a good idea to choose the bedding prior to the color of paint and accessories that will be incorporated. There are many butterfly quilts, comforters and bedding sets available in a wide variety of patterns. Most butterfly bedding is generally in soft pastels such as pale pink, yellow, purple or meadow green. Another option is to purchase a solid comforter or quilt set and add giant butterfly pillows, sheets and shams in butterfly print. Butterfly bedding is also available in brighter red, orange and yellow tones.

Once the bedding has been chosen, it’s time to select a wall paint color. I suggest bringing a pillow sham into the paint store with you when viewing samples. This ensures that the right shade of color will be used. Once the walls are painted, a butterfly theme wallpaper border can be added. Other options include butterfly wall stencils, murals, or hand-painted garden scenes with butterflies, bees, flowers, and a picket fence. For those not wanting to paint, you can also purchase stick on wall decals or wallpaper murals. A creative idea is to paint or apply a purchased mural of a beautiful garden scene and add a wood frame with shutters around it to depict a window.

Creative Design Ideas:

A picket fence really compliments the butterfly theme and helps to create a garden inspired feel to the room. There are several options available in creating a picket fence. You can use real fence posts painted white, hand paint a picket fence onto the wall, or apply a pasted vinyl cut-out of a fence. Silk vines and flowers can be incorporated. A trellis with soft arches can be used to run the length of a wall. One of the most compelling butterfly theme bedrooms that I have viewed had walls that were painted a sunny yellow color, where the yellow graduated in shade. A darker yellow paint was applied at the base of the wall, and became lighter in shade as it reached the ceiling. Real fence posts were painted white and attached section by section to the wall. A soft rose color wall paint was then applied behind the fence section only. Large paper flowers were wound around the posts. Faux-painted grass, butterflies and ladybugs were painted randomly throughout the scene. It created a very whimsical and soft look to the room.

There is a wide range of butterfly and garden theme art work and prints available. It is also very simple to create your own. You can cut out images from magazines or books, place them in frames and hang them on the wall or arrange in small groups on dressers and bookcases. There are many photo stock images that can be purchased for a minimal price online. Artists create vector images of all kinds of butterflies. They can be printed and framed. If you are familiar with Adobe Photoshop or a similar program, you can add your child’s name to the image, adjust colors, or simply combine several images. Dragonflies, butterflies, flowers, bumblebees and ladybugs are a great addition.

Nylon hanging butterflies can be attached to the ceiling or wall. You can purchase butterfly switch plates, lamps and stools. Little butterflies can be glued to an existing lampshade. Hang a clothesline and use clothespins to secure tiny doll dresses in pretty fabrics against a wall.

Classic white furniture looks wonderful with this theme. Be sure to choose dainty pieces that don’t compete with the delicate butterflies. Canopy beds or white metal beds are a wonderful feature. A sheer canopy can have butterflies randomly glued in place. Replace handles and knobs of furniture with butterfly theme hardware such as dainty porcelain with hand painted butterflies. You can decoupage butterflies onto a dresser or border around a mirror. Try hand painting a dresser, with the first drawer having a soft yellow background with roses applied, the second drawer background painted a soft pink with purple polka dots, and the third bottom drawer having a purple background with yellow butterflies painted on. Let fabrics, artwork and bedding inspire you.

A carpet in a soft grass green color or rosy pink that compliments the walls and bedding is a nice touch. A neutral color also blends in well and won’t detract from wall art and other decor.

You can purchase butterfly curtains, and butterfly tie-backs. I think that sheer white curtains fluttering in the breeze teamed with a gingham valence provides a stunning effect. You can purchase organza ribbon and glue small nylon butterflies where it ties, or randomly glue butterflies throughout the curtain. Floral patterns can also be incorporated.

I hope you have found these tips inspiring. Good luck creating your butterfly theme room!

Butterfly Candle Holders

Butterfly candle holders are easy to make and a great gift idea. The materials are very inexpensive, and you can use your imagination for a variety of designs. To get started, you will need:

Materials:

Small glass candle holders

Butterfly wrapping paper

Yellow tissue paper

Decoupage

Cuticle scissors

Small paintbrush

Damp paper towel

You can buy whatever glass candle holders you like (or use some you already have laying around). I bought mine at Walmart for about $0.59. You could also find them at thrift stores or yard sales.

I chose butterflies for my design, but you could choose whatever design you’d like–maybe keeping in mind the tastes of the person you’re making them for. You can cut out pictures from anywhere, including calendars, greeting cards, magazines. Thin paper decoupages best.

After you have some pictures in mind, use cuticle scissors (the kind you cut your fingernails with) to cut out the pictures. These scissors work best on small pictures and cut rounder corners than regular scissors. If you’re not going to use the pictures right away, store them in ziploc bags.

You can buy decoupage at any craft store. It is normally found with the glue. It allows you to permanently affix a picture to another object, giving the object an overall glossy effect. Make sure the glass you’re working with is clean. Tear a piece of tissue paper into small (approx. 1 inch) pieces. Using the paint brush, brush some decoupage on to the back of one of the pieces of tissue paper. Position the tissue paper on the glass and then brush some more decoupage on top of it. Continue gluing on pieces of tissue paper, overlapping at the edges, until the entire candle holder is covered (including the bottom–set the candle holder on its top to dry). Brush one last coat of decoupage over the entire candle holder. Use damp paper towel to wipe off any excess decoupage.

After the decoupage has dried for about an hour (or more), position the butterflies (or other pictures) on top of the tissue paper. First brush some decoupage on the backs of the pictures and place them on the glass. Brush another coat of decoupage over the entire glass and set the candle holder on its top to dry again. After the decoupage has dried, add 2 or 3 more coats of decoupage after each coat has dried.

That’s it! These candle holders are only limited by your imagination. Use different colors of tissue paper and a variety of pictures for different themes. You could make these with holiday themes, like for Christmas or Easter. They also make great birthday presents, hostess gifts, or party favors. They are very easy to make and you can make several of them at one time.

Photo of completed project:
http://www.crafty-moms.com/articles/102701a.shtml

HTC Butterfly

OVERVIEW

The HTC Butterfly is a pretty interesting device with some really great technology in it. Its screen is one of the fortes as it uses that new screen technology – Super LCD3. It’s a pretty rare screen type which hasn’t really spread all that much as of yet. What it’s particularly great at is being able to make 5.0 inch screens support 1080p full HD resolutions and it generally has a pixel density that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Also, the hardware of the Butterfly is extremely powerful, even for today’s standards. However, with all things considered, this device being one of the strongest out there and such, it will mean that it costs a little bit more to purchase. While an estimated price was of 600 euros, the true price will actually depend a lot on the carrier and provider, as most add a bit more to the price in order to generate a profit for themselves.

GENERAL

This phone, depending on the market in which you purchase it from, can be a 4G phone with LTE enabled, or one with regular 2G and 3G networks. The SIM of this device is a Micro-SIM, so if you have one of those good for you, otherwise you will have to go to your local network provider and change your SIM into a Micro one. This phone was initially announced in December of 2012 and it came out the next month in January 2013. It is currently available for purchase and depending on where you get it from, certain offers and deals may apply for it.

BODY

The phone is pretty massive, so if you’re uncomfortable with phones that have 5.0 inch screens, this may not be the best alternative. Personally, it doesn’t really bother me that the phone is 5.0 inches big (screen-wise). I personally find even the Note 2 of a decent size, despite people claiming that it’s too big to be a phone. Then again, some people even use 7.0 tablets which have SIM support as phones (I have seen it with my own eyes, and it’s a pretty amusing sight). Back to the point: the specific size of the phone is 143 x 70.5 x 9.1 mm big (or 5.63 x 2.78 x 0.36 in, if you prefer this system) and it weighs around 140 g (or 4.94 oz, if you’d rather have this system).

DISPLAY

As I already mentioned, this phone has a Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen with 16 million colors. This screen isn’t really all that famous worldwide as there are very few phones that actually have it already implemented. I understand it’s not the cheapest to manufacture, but for the quality it offers it’s understandable. The resolution of this 5.0 inch screen is 1080 x 1920 pixels (the standard 1080p full HD resolution you’re used to from your movies / games). The pixel density is one of the more impressing things. A tad overkill, if you ask me, but if that is their choice who am I to argue. The Super LCD3 has a pixel density of around 441 ppi (considering the maximum perceived by the human eye is 300, all other extra will just server to make the image slightly better, but the human eye won’t perceive it). The HTC Butterfly also has Multitouch and a very efficient screen protection – Gorilla Glass 2. Therefore, it should be safe from any accidental falls and eventual scratches. Also, the phone has the HTC Sense UI 4+ on it, should you want to keep it (I think you need to root the phone in order to remove it, though).

SOUND

The audio output of this phone is quite special. While I may not be a big fan of Beats Audio (particularly due to its pricing of the headphones), I am no fool and can easily admit that it’s one of the more powerful sound enhancements out there. I believe that with the purchase of the phone, you also receive a pair of Beats Ear-Buds for the phone (at least that’s how it was for the One X+ that also had this enhancement). The rest of the audio components are standard ones.

MEMORY

The memory of this device is quite interesting, to say the least. There is a minor problem with the internal storage space as the phone has 16 GB internal space, but only 11 GB are user-available. If you require more, the phone also has a Micro SD card slot that takes any card of up to 32 GB. The RAM of this device is one of the better sums as the phone has 2 GB (which I believe is currently the maximum right now).

DATA CONNECTION

The HTC Butterfly has both GPRS and EDGE on it. Provided you choose the LTE version, it speed with be HSPA+ and LTE Cat 3 with a speed of 100 MB/s Download and 50 MB/s Upload. The phone also has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA and Wi-Fi hotspot. The Bluetooth of this device is v4.0 and it also has A2DP. The phone has support for NFC as well and its USB port is a Micro-USB v2.0 one with MHL (therefore, you won’t need a HDMI port on it – all you’ll need is a MHL A/V Link cable and you’re set).

CAMERA

The main camera of this device is one of the finer ones. It is an 8 MP one that can photograph at resolutions of 3264 x 2448 pixels and record video in 1080p full HD at 30 frames per second. The features of this camera are: autofocus, LED flash, simultaneous HD video and image recording, geo-tagging and face and smile detection. As far as the video features go, they are: stereo sound recording and video stabilization (very useful if you plan on using Zoom). The secondary frontal camera of this device is a 2.1 MP one that can record video in 1080p full HD at 30 frames per second. The secondary camera of the HTC Butterfly should come in quite handy for video calls.

BATTERY LIFE

One thing that worries me about the battery, and perhaps the only true disadvantage of this phone (every phone needs to have at least 1 disadvantage – it’s how things go) is the fact that the battery is non-removable. Other than that, it’s a Li-Po 2020 mAh battery. The thing isn’t really all that big a problem, but in the long run it can cause some amount of trouble. What if in an year or so the battery starts showing signs of degradation – you will have to send the phone to a service instead of being able to personally go out and buy a new battery.

HARDWARE

The hardware of this phone is quite exquisite, the phone having a Quad-Core 1.5 GHz Krait processor and an Adreno 320 GPU. Put together with its 2 GB of RAM, this phone will be able to run even the most complex of apps and games out there with ease.

SOFTWARE

The Android OS version of this device is v4.1 Jelly Bean, however, the phone can also be upgraded to 4.2 Jelly Bean. Therefore, I’d say we’re pretty much set on the software side of things.

FEATURES

This phone is literally packed with all sorts of features. The sensors of this device are: accelerometer, gyro, proximity and compass. The messaging on this phone is done via: SMS (with Threaded View), MMS, E-Mail and Push E-Mail. The browser of this device uses HTML5 and has no apparent support for Flash (which may prove troublesome at some point, but it’s manageable). The phone also has Java though Java MIDP emulation and has a GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS. This device is only available in 1 color: Black.

Here is a brief list of what the HTC Butterfly can do:

SNS integration
Dropbox (25 GB storage)
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
TV-out (via MHL A/V link)
DivX/XviD/MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player
MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
Organizer
Document viewer/editor
Photo viewer/editor
Voice memo/dial/commands
Predictive text input

This concludes our little review of the HTC Butterfly.

Thank you for reading this review. I hope it has been as helpful as possible. If you feel that anything is lacking from this review feel free to leave your suggestions in the comment section below for things which should be added and I will be sure to take them into consideration when writing my future projects. In the meantime, I sincerely hope you had as much fun reading my little review as I had writing it.

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Tips on Home Decoration – Framed Butterflies

The decorations with butterfly works are very popular these days. These are in the form of art works, pictures, photos, butterfly houses, shadow boxes, and framed butterflies. Framed butterflies are those decorative pieces in which real butterflies are framed and displayed as a piece of art. The beauty of the whole display lies in the beauty of the butterfly and the frame. Framing butterflies require a lot of attention and care. These are often done by professionally trained people. But if you wish, you can make your own framed butterfly display as well. The perfection to it lies in spreading out the wings cautiously, symmetrically, and without causing any damages to it.

Framed butterflies are considered as beautiful pieces of art owing to the beauty of the creature. Generally, the colours on the wings do not fade off. You must keep it without exposure to direct sunlight. If kept in a cool and dry place, the framed display will last as new for decades together.

The butterflies to be framed commercially are not caught from the nature and framed. They are raised in butterfly farms for the purpose of sale and framing. And it is often the very common species of butterflies that are used for the framing purpose. Rare species of butterflies are not used in the framing purpose. If rare butterfly frames are available, they will be very costly.

Some people create butterfly frames on their own. For this they find dead butterflies, catch them, or buy them online. The wings will have to be spread out very carefully without causing any harm as it is very fragile. You can use see through tapes, thin wires and threads to secure the butterfly, with the wings spread out, in place. Spreading out the wings symmetrically is the time consuming part. It is also good, if you have somebody to help, as the wings may curl up during the spreading out process.

Buying framed butterflies is not that costly. Once you buy, it will last for very long. The frames are available in wood, metals, plastic, and other materials. Some stores allow you to choose the butterfly, frame, and background, so that a custom order can be placed. Once the order is placed, everything is put together to make the beautiful framed butterfly. You can use it as part of your room decoration or gift it to somebody who loves butterflies or framed collections.

Framed butterfly displays can be found at both online and physical stores. The cost varies depending on the species of the butterfly, frame, and other materials used for the decorative purposes. If you are ordering your framed butterfly online, shipping charges also will apply. This can vary depending on the country and weight of the shipment.

Framed butterfly is a very good gifting and decorating idea. It would be better if you learn about the species of the butterfly and its other aspects.