I love browsing Pinterest at the end of the day when the kids are asleep. But having two little ones, I hardly find the time to start a project! Luckily, my husband was home during winter break and I got started on decorating my daughter’s room. First thing on the list was a 3D wall art using butterflies – a perfect touch for a little girl’s room. I hope you have as much fun making this as I did!
– Paper butterflies
– Hot glue gun or any strong glue
1. Start out by painting your canvas. My daughter’s room is grey and pink so I painted my canvas grey. Use your imagination and go wild!
2. Fold the butterflies in half. You can punch your own butterflies in the color of your choice. Or, if you’re lazy like me, you can purchase them from a third party. I purchased 50 perfectly cut butterflies on Etsy.com from Kellies Paper Supply. She was very helpful and sent me a collection of pink ombre butterflies.
3. I decided to shape the butterflies into a heart shape. You may come up with any design you wish. Once you decide on your design, lay out the butterflies before you glue them down. It took me a while to get my heart shape right.
4. After you have your shape, you can begin gluing. I used darker butterflies on the top and lighter on the bottom. I initially used Glue Dots, but they started falling down the next day. So use a hot glue gun or something stronger than Glue Dots.
Ta da! All done! The hardest part about this project was getting the right shape heart. If you are handy with drawing, you can always lightly trace the heart on the canvas so you know exactly where to place the butterflies. This is a great project to get older kids involved in as well!