One of the things I do when I’m bored is stare at my craft closet to see if there is anything I can make without purchasing something new. I had these wooden frames left over from a Wine Tasting Bridal Shower party I did and these butterflies I bought from a craft store that was going out of business a while ago (I bought 80 of these butterflies for less than $10). These butterflies are great to adorn gifts, my initial intention for their use. Anyway, with left over craft paint and scrapbook paper, I decided on DIY Butterfly Wall Art for my daughter’s bedroom.
Here are the materials you need:
- Wooden frames
- Craft Butterflies
- Scrapbook Paper
- Paper cutter or scissors
- Craft paint
- Paint brush
- Hot Glue Gun
Yet another fun and easy project was complete while my daughter watched her one hour episode of Sesame Street (she LOVES Elmo and Baby Bear).
First, I painted each wooden frame. By the way, you can purchase these frames in packs of three from IKEA for $1.99… cheap! Meanwhile, while the paint was drying, I cut out scrapbook paper to fit the frames (4X6) with a paper cutter.
I assembled the frames when the paint was dry and using a hot glue gun, attached the butterfly to the center of the frames. You have to hold the butterfly in place for a few seconds while the hot glue dries. I hung them above my daughter’s window in her room.
Here are some AFTER photos.
What’s in YOUR craft closet??