Super Duper Easy Butterfly Art

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butterfly art

I butterfly art, real and faux. And I’ve been drooling over all the beautiful pieces my fellow crafters have made online. So when I spotted some butterfly scrapbook paper at a recent trip to Michael’s I snatched up a sheet as soon as I saw it. My plan was to cut out the tiny butterflies and put them into a couple of small empty frames that have been hanging in the living room empty for way too long.

I sat down in front of the tv all gung-ho about my fun project, cutting my tiny butterflies with tiny scissors. I carefully cut out each antenna and whatever those foot like protrusions on the bottom of the wings are called.

butterfly cut outs

Three butterflies and 10 minutes later It was over. I couldn’t believe all my excitement had faded so fast. Even my hubby who was sitting next to me was like “hey what happened?”. One minute he saw me cutting butterflies and the next minute I was doing something else.

It’s not like to quit so fast, but at this rate it was going to take me two hours of grueling butterfly cutting to fill up the two frames.

So it was on to plan B for this project and the super duper easy part. Well, I wouldn’t exactly call it a ‘project’ as much as a ‘sticking some scrapbook paper in frame’. But I did paint the mat which kinda counts as a project, right?

Gathered my supplies; butterfly craft paper, old Ikea frame and two left over mats (one white one blue).

supplies for butterfly artI could have just framed it with the blue mat peeking through but I wanted to add a little pizzaz, so I spray painted it sliver. My favorite brushed nickel Krylon paint is clogged, which sucks cause it’s almost full. So I had to use my metallic silver Rustoleum paint, which I don’t like as much. But I wasn’t about to go to the store mid project.

closeup of butterfly picture Put it all together and I now got my very own butterfly art, yipee!!!

butterflies in frameart framed butterfliesI kinda like how it looks next to my $8 knockoff Gluggle fish pitcher from Home Goods. What ya think?

art butterflies

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Super Duper Easy Butterfly Art — 13 Comments

  1. Love it! I just saw that paper last night when I was in Michael’s. I may just have to make one like it for my daughter’s room. 🙂

  2. Cute! I love that scrapbook paper on its own can be artwork.

    I bought that paper a few weeks ago thinking the same thing. Now I know not to both with the finicky cutting to make specimen artwork!

    Did you see they have this paper in a darker coloured print as well?

    • Yeah, I think I would have jumped out the window if I had to cut out all those butterflies, lol. I didn’t see it, but maybe this weekend I pass by and see what goodies they have. 😉

      • Thanks for checking out my latest project, Jacky! I couldn’t reply to your comment on my blog but I wanted to make sure you knew I appreciated you stopping by!

        Take care!

  3. oh my gosh! you cut them out? I spent 19 years cutting stuff out while I was a pre-k teacher… it’s a tedious job!
    your butterfly art looks great!