I found various 2 ft. antique ceiling tile on a junking trip and
wondered what I could create, alas a butterfly!
We traced our pattern on the metal and Honey cut this one
out using a cutting torch.
I used a steel brush in my drill and proceeded to remove all the old paint.
I used Krylon Spray Paint Primer to prep the surface for painting.
As you can tell, this is a different tile. I forgot to take a photo
of this step
I place the chair leg body on the table and lay the butterfly body
with the front side down. I drill a pilot hole for the hanger and screw.
I used #8×3/4” multi purpose lath screw. The work really
well with metal or wood.
Next, we drill holes for the antennas. You can use any type of
wire and shape them however you like.
You will need to drill pilot holes for the eyes so that the wood
Drill another pilot hole at the end of the body to add a little
bling bling on the tail!!
Metallic Blue and Black Butterfly made from antique ceiling tile.
Red and Black Butterfly made from antique ceiling tile.
I have showed you two different types of tin because you never
know what style you might find. One is blue and black, the other
is red and black. I sealed both with Krylon Clear Satin Sealer.
These butterflies are perfect for inside or outside use.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!!