3D Butterfly Art

I've been wanting to change up the art on my daughter's wall.  I wanted something inexpensive.  I pinned this and this on Pinterest a while back and figured I'd get around to it one day, like everything else I pin.  I pulled it back up last week to see what all I would need.  I saw it would require me to but a butterfly punch.  I saw one in Michael's for $9.99 but with a coupon it would have been $5.99.  I couldn't justify spending that much on something I might only use for this one project.  So I hand cut 24 butterflies.  I drew a shape I liked and traced it 24 times.

It was easy to fold the squares in half and cut both sides of the butterfly at once.  They had to be folded in half anyway.  I laid them out in the pattern I wanted them and then created a grid on printer paper.  I wanted them to be equally spaced.  I went back and added the dots exactly what each butterfly would go.

I put another paper on top and lightly marked where the dots were on the original paper.

To attached them, I simply put a tiny dot of white glue on the folded edge of the butterfly and stuck it to the paper.

After gluing them all down, I stuck it in a white frame but didn't put the glass back in.  This allows the butterflies to be 3D.

This piece replaced one of the dragonflies already on the wall.

This project turned out to be free.  I already had the frame, scrapbook paper, and glue.  That's my kind of project.

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