Outdoor butterflies on a stick?
I want to make some mosaic butterflies that I would mount on a rod and stick among the flowers in my beds outside.
What would you use as a base for the butterfly form? I was thinking they'd be anywhere in the 6"-12" size. The easiest thing for me to do would be to cut them out of plywood, but I've heard plywood warps when exposed to weather. Can you cut cement board into shapes or do the edges need to remain sealed for it to be okay for outdoor use? Maybe an armiture by first cutting the butterfly out of styrofoam then wrapping it in hardware cloth? How would I secure the rod without fear of it eventually poking through the top?
I'm curious how you all would approach this idea.