March is going by so fast which is a good thing if you’re like me and in a hurry for Spring weather to arrive and STAY! But March is National Craft Month and it seems like I got very little crafting done. I tried to make it up for it this past weekend when I made 3D Butterfly Wall Art.
Nothing says Spring more to me that bright happy colors, flowers, and butterflies.
These framed 3D butterfly wall art pieces were not only fun to make, but they also were a fast and inexpensive craft. If you’ve got a way to cut out some butterfly shapes (like a Cricut, a Silhouette, punches or die cuts), a few sheets of solid colored card stock in your favorite colors, and some adhesive (including dimensional adhesive like foam squares), then you’ve got everything you need to make the butterflies for the 3D butterfly wall art.
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In addition to the materials mentioned, you’ll also need some unfinished frames and some craft paint to paint them. I’ve had these three unfinished frames for a few years. I think I got them in the dollar section at Michaels. Although not the same, these frames would definitely work – and the price is right! (I actually think I like those frames a little better! I’ll be ordering some of them for sure.)
Instructions to make 3D Butterfly Wall Art
Step 1 Paint the frames
Paint the frames in whatever color you desire. I painted mine white with a glossy white paint. (I used Deco Art Americana Decor Maxx Gloss.)
Step 2 Cut out some butterfly shapes
I used my new Cricut Explore Air 2 and butterfly designs from the Cricut library. I typed “butterflies” in search and then filtered by “Cricut Access“. There were over 200 butterflies to choose from.
There are also hundreds of butterfly shapes in the Silhouette online store.
If you don’t have an electronic cutting machine, don’t despair! Do you have a Sizzix or some other brand of die cutting machine? If so, there are a lot of butterfly dies available. I especially like this one from Spellbinders.
Okay, so once you have your butterflies, they need a place to land ; )
Step 3 Cover the frame backing with a solid color piece of card stock
I chose to use yellow. I didn’t bother to adhere the backing to the card stock – I just inserted both back into the frame.
Step 4 Apply dimensional adhesive to butterfly
Only apply the foam squares to the body of the butterfly. Slightly bend up each wing to give the butterfly dimension,
I love these 3D butterfly wall art pieces. Aren’t they pretty? These are going on the wall in my daughter’s new powder room. Where are you going to put yours?
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This is such a great idea! I love papercrafts & I never thought to do something like this. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!
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