This beautiful papercut butterfly wall art is sure to be a conversation piece in your home. We love the way these butterflies appear as though they will flutter off the wall at any moment. For us butterflies are a symbol of change and possibility and this simple 4 step project is a great way to bring some of that energy to your own space. Besides, what could be happier than a bunch of butterflies in flight? So gather the tools and materials listed below and flutter along with our easy 4 step tutorial.
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- Cutting Machine (recommended)
- Low-Temp Hot Glue Gun
- White Frame
- Cardstock Paper – Beach Grass, Silver Lupine, Day Lily
- Translucent Vellum Paper – Aqua Blue, Green
- Gather the tools and materials.
- Cut out the butterflies according to the pattern.
- Slide vellum top layer onto the base, then fold up the wings.
- Arrange, then glue butterflies into the frame.
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Thank you for getting back to me. Also I have foil poster board which i was wondering would be able to be used with this too?
Foil would look really pretty for these butterflies! It will have air like quality.
I plan on using my cricut explore air 2 to cut the butterflies, i noticed you made about four of each butterfly is that correct? I also will use a 20×20 frame
In this piece, there are 17 large butterflies and three styles so there are 6 of the two styles and 5 of the other. For the smaller butterflies, there are two each to make 6 total. How every many you cut and glue. . . it will be lovely.
Hi, this looks so nice! It says it is free, but when I try to download it prompts me to become a paid member to download. Am I clicking the wrong thing?
Thanks for letting us know! We have fixed the error and it should be free to download now.
I would love to work on this project. The paper links are out of stock except one, silver lupine.
Are the embossed dots cardstock colors basically silver, white and pastel green?
And the vellum colors are pastel blue and pastel green?
I thank you in advance for checking it out for me.
Thanks for letting us know, we’ll update with some similar paper or other sources. The colors we chose were white, leaf green, grayish silver, and pastel blue.
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Where did you buy the pastel green vellum paper? I’m having trouble finding it.
We got it from Paper and More but it looks like it’s out of stock, or maybe discontinued? We’ll reach out to them. In the meantime, I found this option: https://www.thepapermillstore.com/glama-natural-pastel-green-paper-8-1-2-x-11-in-27-lb-bond-translucent-vellum-500-per-ream.html,
Love your SVG files and thank you so much for this free one.
You’re so welcome 🙂
What size frame did you use.
Hi Sue, there’s a link in the post to the IKEA frame we used. It’s just about 20″ x 20″.
I love this project! Thank you for sharing.
Yay! You’re so welcome 🙂