8 Beautiful Butterfly Crafts!

I am a big fan of crafting with nature as a theme.  So when looking back at craft ideas from the past, I noticed that I had done a large amount of bird and butterfly crafts.  With that in mind, I put together 8 of my favorite butterfly themed crafts to share with you!

Many of these crafts use recycled materials.  Some of them use paper.  But the one thing they all have in common is the fact that they feature a beautiful creature, the butterfly!

Enjoy!

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Paper Butterfly Wreath from Magazines

Craft magazines are particularly hard for me to get rid of.  So, I pulled a few of them aside and created a Recycled Paper Butterfly Wreath.  This simple project includes a free pattern, and easy instructions to fold your own paper butterflies!

quilled butterfly in a jar

Paper Quilled Butterfly in a Jar

Try your hand at paper crafts!  This beautiful butterfly in a jar not only is a great way to recycle, but makes a fabulous conversation piece.  Paper quilling with colored cardstock and a recycled jar!

Love to paper quill?  Try these projects too!

Quilled Summer Blooms Frame
Quilled Starry Night
Quilled Topiaries
Faux Metal Wall Art

butterfly sun catcher from recycled pans

Butterfly Sun Catcher

This tutorial uses disposable aluminum pans to create coils.  A beautiful metal butterfly makes a pretty sun catcher when decorated with gemstones!  Easy tutorial!

paper crafts quilled butterfly headband

Quilled Paper Butterfly Headband

Playing with paper is a lot of fun.  Some of the Sitcom readers have asked me for a beginners tutorial on Quilling.  So here is a tutorial for a Paper Quilled Butterfly Headband created just for beginners!

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DIY Wire and Bead Butterfly Magnet

Using heavy gauge wire and an assortment of beads, this pretty butterfly is a project that can be made in an afternoon.  The original idea was created from a bead kit, but can be made from any assorted bead and wire supplies.

Easy to make Butterfly Window Clings

These pretty window clings are so easy to make!  All you need is puffy fabric paint and my free butterfly pattern.  They cling easily to your shiny clean window without leaving any residue and add a bunch of bright color to an otherwise dreary day.

quilled paper monogram

Pretty Quilled Monogram

How to easily create this beautiful paper quilled monogram using just card stock and a home made quilling tool!  This project cost just pennies to make!

Butterfly Baby Mobile

Have you ever priced mobiles?  My daughter and I did, and left with sticker shock.  While they were certainly cute, we were looking at $50 to $100 for the type of mobile that we both liked.  Since the baby will only be enjoying the mobile for a short time (before it needs to be removed from the crib for safety reasons), we didn’t want to spend a ton of money.

Here is an easy to make mobile with free butterfly pattern!

See any projects that you would love to try?  Sit back and enjoy a warm sunny day and create some beautiful butterflies!

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  • Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled August 10, 2017, 7:44 pm

    Love the quilled butterfly in the jar and the baby mobile. My sister’s name means “beautiful butterfly” so I’ve always been partial to butterflies! Visiting from Creativity Unleashed.

  • Lisa A. August 5, 2017, 4:39 pm

    I made the window clings before and they turned out beautiful! I gave them as a gift, but I’ve made more for myself, and even had a craft day with my neighbor’s daughter so she made some for herself 🙂 I used your free butterfly pattern but I also looked online and found some lady bug and bird patterns. Also, it’s easy to make free-formed flowers. I love making and displaying them!

  • Sonja July 10, 2015, 10:56 pm

    I love these ideas, especially how the old magazines and aluminum pans were repurposed into beautiful butterflies. Thank you for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty! Looking forward to seeing you back next week.

  • Leah July 9, 2015, 4:24 pm

    I just love the wire butterfly with the beads it is absolutely awesome!

    Thanks for stopping by the Living with Style Linky Party and linking up! I hope you come back next week. We love to have great ideas.

    Leah
    http://briickbybriick.com

  • Kelly Deal July 9, 2015, 12:02 pm

    Wonderful butterfly crafts! Thanks for sharing!

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