Sunday, September 1, 2013

Painted Dragonfly Made From Maple Tree Seeds

Here's another cute idea I came across on Pinterest, these little dragonflies
were made from twigs, maple tree seeds and paint. Imagine them in a 
myriad of different colors... Not only would these be a great craft to do with
kids, but I think I could have plenty of fun making these myself! 

The photo below was her inspiration. 
I have to say I like the painted one above!

Original idea from Parents online  image by Ed Judice

What do you think?

I hope you have a great week 
Love, Laura

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  1. WoW! What a beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I wish we had seeds right now, it would be a cute project for the nieces and nephews to do.

  3. Fabulous idea - so simple, as all the best ideas are. I can just imagine sparkly ones for the Christmas tree too!

  4. What a beautiful idea. I have always collected maple tree seeds... Now I have something to do with all of the mounds I come home with! What a great activity for kids too!

  5. I prefer yours too!

  6. How cute! I think I'll try these with my girls :)

  7. What did you use to attach them? Is that some sort of blue adhesive, or hot glue painted blue, or...? They're beautiful and I want to make sure I don't mess them up when I try making them!

  8. They're pretty :))

  9. I make these also just a little bit different my question is how can you harden the Maple Leaves so you can put these outside? I have sprayed them with lacquer and it still makes them brittle. Maybe not brittle just not as strong as I would like them to be. I would like to make them and put them all around my garden

  10. You could try adding a clear matte or semigloss outdoor sealer paint to your paint before applying to your maple seeds ... we call them helicopters bc the rotor to the ground! I use a 50/50 formula - half paint, half sealer. Will add strength, durability and look magnificent in your garden. Beautiful project!


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