This month’s theme is all about what you might find in your garden. And one thing we are always spotting in the summertime is butterflies! Designed by Emily, these paper butterflies are an easy craft project and a fun addition to any potted plant or flower arrangement. 

All you need are a few simple tools and materials plus our print-then-cut file or printable template below.

print then cut paper butterflies

Give someone butterflies

You can keep these paper butterflies for yourself or gift them to a loved one. We personally think they look so pretty stuck into a paper plant (like our hoya obovata), but you could also use them in real plants or bouquets. Of course you could also leave the wire off and find another creative way to use these paper butterflies.

Whatever you do, we would love to see it! Make sure to share photos of your creations with us on our Facebook page for members or by tagging #MadeWithLia on Instagram.

Skill level: Beginner

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  1. Gather tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
  2. Cut both sides of butterflies with cutting machine or scissors. If you need help with the print-then-cut feature in Design Space, be sure to check out our video, Using JPG files in Design Space.
  3. Lay matching pieces side by side, white side up, and cover one piece with a thin layer of glue.
  4. Place wire along the body of the butterfly and place the back over the top, sandwiching the wire between.

Full instructions available for members to download below.

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