DIY Butterfly Wall Art

How to a make Butterfly Canvas Wall Art | Photo Tutorial


Hi! This is Abigail from ‘Cuddles and Crumbs’ with my first Mom & Child craft as a member of the Pretty Paper Studio Design Team. Super thrilled to be part and be amongst talented people! In the coming month’s my kids and I will be sharing easy and fun crafts with you, we hope that you enjoy making them as much as we did.

For this month’s “Anything Goes” theme, Chloe chose to make a Butterfly Wall Art Canvas. Butterflies remind us of the weekend we spent at the mountains of Rizal, Philippines last summer. The kids would sit quietly beside a plant, hoping that a butterfly will settle on top of a flower closes to them to get a glimpse of its colorful wings.

Butterfly Punch Wall Art

PPS Products I used for this project were:

  • Fancy Back Decor Canvas 2/Pkg – 12×12″
  • Martha Stewart Punch Large Monarch Butterfly
  • Studio Calico Mister Huey’s 1oz Misting Spray – Audrey Aqua
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine Spritz 3/Pkg – Candy Shop
  • Heidi Swapp Color Shine Raspberry Spray Mist
  • Classic White 4″ Doilies – 10/Pack
  • Basic Grey – J’Adore Double-Sided Cardstock 12″X12″- Cuddle

First step, is to punch out butterflies on the cardstock. We chose a colored and printed double-sided cardstock, it reminded us of the unique pattern of butterfly wings.

butterfly paper punch

Chloe had to exert force to punch out butterflies from the cardstock and ask help a few times but once she got the hang of it, she made use of every corner.  I suggest you trim the paper once you completed one line of punched out butterflies, you can re-use this as decorations to journal or use as a stencil.

Fold Paper Butterfly Wings

Carefully, fold its wings making sure that the body is flat.

Doily Flower

Next step, is to make flowers out of white dollies. Get your scissors and cut into the doily and then cut out the middle part.

Spray Color Paper Doily

Lay doily flat on a surface (we placed it inside an empty box), grab your color spray and spritz both side. Set colored paper doily aside to dry. The photo does not show the glittery shimmer from the Heidi Swapp Color Shine range, it is so pretty.

Paper Doily Flower

Once dry, roll paper and add bits of glue in between for it to hold its form. Keep rolling, pinching and adding glue till you reach the end of the paper.

Spray Colored Doily Flower

Now, admire your pretty flowers.

Finally, it is time to think of a pattern on how the butterfly and flower flows on the canvas.  I gave Chloe the freedom on where each  item will be placed.

Butterfly Paper Punch Wall Art

Once you have a pattern in place, pick up each delicate piece and glue them on the canvas. When I asked Chloe why the butterflies are placed this way, her reply was “I remember them flying up in the sky when I laid down the grass.”

I hope you enjoy recreating this Butterfly Wall Art Canvas as much as we did. If you have any questions feel free to ask them in the comments below and I will try my best to answer them.

Happy Crafting!


Don’t forget to join this month’s challenge. Here are the things you need to know :

1.Create a project with the theme “Anything Goes”.

2.Link us up in the “November 2017: Anything Goes” challenge in the PPS FB group.

3.All entries are due by November 30, 2017.

Challenge winner will receive a prize pack worth AED50