Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Butterfly Wall {tutorial}

Decorating my daughter’s nursery has been so much fun! I decided I wanted to do some butterflies in her room. I was looking around my stash of craft stuff and saw some pretty blue cardstock that I knew would match perfectly. I grabbed my butterfly template I had used for my sister-in-law’s bridal shower and got to work. I’m so pleased with how the wall turned out! I love it!

how to put paper butterflies on the wall

Supplies Needed:

  • Cardstock (I used two different colors, 3 of each)
  • Butterfly Template (found here)
  • Something to score the lines for folding
  • Scissors
  • Ticky tack
  • Masking tape

Paper butterfly supplies

Step 1: Trace the butterflies onto the cardstock. If I was strategic, I got four butterflies onto one piece of cardstock, resulting in 24 butterflies.

butterfly traced

Step 2: Cut out all your butterflies. This is where my perfectionist skills really came in handy.

butterfly cutouts

Step 3: Grab a ruler and whatever you want to use to score. I think I just used a nail cleaner/cuticle pusher from a manicure set cause one side had a nice point on it without being too sharp. Score a nice straight line along either side of the body so the wings can fold.

scored lines on paper

Step 4: Bend the butterfly wings. Use the masking tape to temporarily place the butterflies on the wall how you want them. I used the tape first so I could move them around until I got them just right. Once they’re one the wall, take each one off individually and place 3 small bits of ticky tack on the body of the butterfly. Press firmly on the wall. Repeat with each butterfly.

ticky tack on paper

Step 5: Step back and admire your wall! Since I used two shades of blue, I put the lighter shade on bottom, with one or two mixed with the darker shade on top. I tried to make it flowy instead of in a clump, but you can do it however you like. Just have fun with it!

butterfly wall art

paper butterfly wall art

I’m linking up at these fabulous parties:

The Cure for the Common Monday, Addicts (Not So) Anonymous, Tip Me Tuesday, Pity Party, Tinkled Pink, DIY Under $5, Making Monday Marvelous, Every {Body’s} Creative Endeavor, {Once Upon a Weekend}, Sundae Scoop, Show Me What Ya Got, Fridays Unfolded, Weekend Wrap Up, Get Your Craft On


  1. What a beautiful idea! I love butterflies, and how much more interesting than just a print hanging on the wall

  2. Beautiful! This would be perfect for my daughter's room. Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. So cute! Thank you for the idea :) Lisbeth from the land of the north: Norway

  4. How sweet--and doesn't look too complicated to make. Stopping by from Tatertots & Jello weekend wrapup party.

  5. Loving this. My daughter is now insisting I do this in her room !!!

  6. This is a fantastic project! The butterflies look so great!
    Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

  7. I love this idea. I know just the place to use this idea. Thanks for sharing!

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