inspired butterfly wall decor

Inspired Butterfly Wall Decor

While at Target recently I saw these really adorable white butterflies that were meant to be put on the wall in a cluster and I really liked them but, as always, I wanted to figure out how to make it myself. Tonight I came up with something I am even happier with- and I still have my 20$ bucks!! Here is mine:



And here is the one from the target website (picture is link):


Here is what you need to make the ones I did:

  • Paintings or card stock in colors that you like or go with the room you are putting them in
  • Butterfly template ( I just drew my own or you could google it and print one out to use)
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Laminating machine (or clear contact paper)
  • adhesive for wall (I started with tape until I find one I like and a design that works- I also pulled Avery’s crib from the wall so if they fall they don’t fall in the crib)

First paint your pictures:


Then draw the butterflies on them with the template:


Staple 3-4 pages together (this is a teacher trick so you can cut multiple pages with out them moving on you):

Cut out your butterflies:

Place in laminating pocket or first side of contact paper, then I added glitter, then the other side. If using laminator, pass through the machine.


Cut out, bend up the wings on each side and attach to wall in whatever pattern you choose, I am happy with the way it came out but I can always add more if I want too.



Oh, and a happy baby who watched me put her butterflies up =).


And I am linking up to Jen’s Weekend Wrap Up Party:

Join us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for the weekend wrap up party!

The Girl Creative

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8 Responses to Inspired Butterfly Wall Decor

  1. Ann @ makethebestofthings August 17, 2010 at 3:27 am #

    So so cute and lovely! And the butterflies are gorgeous too, lol. Love everything about this, especially the little feet in the paint! This would be beautiful in turquoise up a white wall, too.

  2. Kristin Renee' Wynegar August 17, 2010 at 3:40 am #

    This is so cute and fun to do! I want to let my preschoolers paint them, and then hang them up in the room! Thanks for the awesome idea. By the way, I found you on make a new friend friday at girl creative. :)

  3. Coco loves vintage August 17, 2010 at 12:56 pm #

    Love these! great job, will have to try these out for my girls room :)

  4. Jenglamgirl August 17, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    This is so precious, I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. TALK ABOUT CREATIVE. WELL DONE! jen

  5. AliLilly August 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    WHAT AN ADORABLE IDEA!!! I LOVE IT!!! I can just see myself telling Alice and ANYONE that even glances their way “You painted those” “SHE painted those” !! I’m your newest follower! :)

  6. Rachel@oneprettything.com August 20, 2010 at 1:35 am #

    Aww, that is so pretty! What a fun and rewarding project.

  7. Jenglamgirl August 20, 2010 at 7:41 pm #

    Your darling butterfly wall art has been featured at CraftOManiac.blogspot.com thanks, jen

  8. (((((( zizo's crochet ))))))) August 12, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    so much cute idea,so much pretty.