Easy to make Butterfly Window Clings

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Winter is still coming to a slow end.  It is this time of year that I start yearning for the bright colors and smells of spring.  With that said, I am also in the midst of spring cleaning.  We may live in a RV, but in my home we Don’t Stand For Dirty™!  Especially when it comes to glass.  Half the joy of traveling is looking out your shiny glass windows to a beautiful view.

To help bring a little color to your winter world, I put together a list of 10 Easy Spring Cleaning Tips, along with a fun tutorial on how 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.

Want to know how to make them?

For this project I used:

Assorted colors of Fabric Puffy Paints
Clear Sheet protectors
Free Butterfly Pattern: Click Here!

Begin by placing a clear sheet protector over top of the butterfly patterns.

Using the fabric paint, draw out your outlines.

Keep working while everything is still wet.  (Fabric paint takes a long time to dry, so you have plenty of time).  A thick layer works best.

Fill in your empty areas with more color.

Allow your butterflies to dry overnight.  (Don’t try to rush them as it is much easier to get them off the plastic when totally dry).

Once they are totally dried, peel them off of the plastic.

Then add bright colors to your windows!  Simply push them onto your window and they will stick to the glass.   Move them around by peeling them off and re-sticking them.

It is a great way to add a touch of spring to your windows!  Now let’s take a look at how I made them so clean!

My favorite go-to cleaners for a sparkling clean house are Windex® Original Glass Cleaner and Windex® Vinegar Multi-Surface Cleaner.

Windex® Vinegar Multi-Surface Cleaner is gentle on surfaces and versatile enough to use throughout my home.  There is no harsh vinegar smell, just a fresh clean scent.  But the addition of vinegar works wonders in keeping my bathroom, kitchen, tiles, and even my stainless steel shiny and bright!

10 Easy Spring Cleaning Tips

  1. Start by putting together a cleaning kit of your favorite cleaning supplies.  Of course, mine would include Windex® Vinegar Multi-Surface Cleaner along with sponges, towels, brushes and plastic gloves.  Put them in a bucket and you are ready to go!
  2. Do one room at a time to avoid unfinished jobs. The satisfaction of seeing one room sparkle will make the hard work feel like it’s worth the effort.  I usually begin at the back of the RV and work my way forward.
  3. Clean each room starting at the top and work your way down to the floor.  Begin with light fixtures, dusting for cob webs and work down.  That way all the dirt ends up on the floor- your last thing to clean!
  4. If the weather is cooperating, open your windows to air out the house.  Being shut up all winter, your home is probably stale.  Let the fresh air in!
  5. Invest in good rubber gloves to protect your skin and hands.
  6. Dust before vacuuming.  You will be surprised at how much dust ends up on the floor!
  7. Use mops with a squeeze mechanism (so much easier on your back).
  8. Wash all blankets and throws.  You will be surprised at how much fresher the air seems.  Fabric has a tendency to absorb stale smells.
  9. Here is an easy way to freshen your microwave! Place half a lemon in a microwave safe bowl with water and cook on high for 3 minutes.  The steam will soften food stuck on the interior and the lemon scent will freshen both your microwave and the kitchen!

10. Windex® Vinegar Multi-Surface Cleaner is perfect for appliances like microwaves, stovetops, toasters, kitchen fixtures, stainless steel ceramics, tile, plastic, vinyl and more.

You can find Windex® Original Glass Cleaner and Windex® Vinegar Multi-Surface Cleaner at your local Kroger store in the cleaning supplies section.

Make your spring beautiful inside and out!   What is your favorite tip for spring cleaning?

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  • Patricia Caswell August 5, 2017, 3:01 pm

    I made these with black outlines and filled in the spaces with glitter glue. It takes a few coats of the glitter glue but the result was pretty – not as intense color though. (if you don’t use enough to make it thick it will get brittle.) I am going to try to combine glitter with the fabric paint and see what happens. My grown kids got into making them too!

  • Kibbykai April 27, 2017, 5:45 am

    Are the clear sheet protectors like what you find in a office supply store to put over sheets of paper? Adorable idea. Thanks.

    • Susan Myers April 27, 2017, 11:07 am

      Yes they are! Would love to see what you come up with!


  • Patti Mcloughlin April 26, 2017, 9:38 am

    Is it better if you make the lines as thick as possible for easier removal? Could you wipe some very lightly cooking spray on the cover sheet to make the removal easier?
    Thank you

    • Susan Myers April 26, 2017, 2:34 pm

      Hi Patti,

      Yes, thicker lines are better. And I did not think about cooking spray. That might be a good option! If you try it, let me know how it comes out.


  • What a fantastic idea! My children will just love making these! They always love coloring and sticking things to our windows! 🙂 Lisa

  • sew1thimble April 3, 2017, 3:39 pm

    I followed your instructions but they did not come off the plastic so they did not works very well for me. I will not make this again. from sew1thimble.

    • Susan Myers April 3, 2017, 11:36 pm


      I’m sorry it did not work for you. It is important that you allow the project to thoroughly dry. It worked fine for me, but I had to wait until the next day to remove them from the plastic.


  • Grambo April 3, 2017, 12:29 pm

    I love my Suzy, and all her ideas. She explains instructions step by step, and makes everything fun. I couldn’t figure out how to attach a picture of my butterflies. My 8 year-old great granddaughter is studying how butterflies grow so I will take them to school for the classroom windows.

    • Susan Myers April 3, 2017, 11:38 pm

      Awesome! I’m so glad you had fun with this project! It is a fun way to add a bit of color to your day!


  • Lise Guilbeau March 23, 2017, 11:46 am

    Bonjour et bravo pour votre idée , de travail et voyage combinez.
    Il y a presque déjà un an , j’ai appercu votre cite intéressent à vous suivre .
    Vous avez partagé , un achat obligatoir a cause de ” l’ eau tres dûr ” qui brisait les conduites d’ eau et les appareils ….
    S. V. P. pourriez vous nous parler des inconvénients et de votre satisfactions avec cet appareil léger qui fonctionne au sel de table ?
    Vos commentaires de voyage et de brico , démontre bien votre joie de vivre . Continuer …votre avanture unique . MERCI de me répondre .

  • Susan Seymour March 23, 2017, 4:36 am

    When you use the puffy paint, after its dried do you use a hairdryer to puff it up?? I only as because I made one of the Valentine hearts and the instructions on the paint said to allow to dry then to use a hairdryer to puff up the paint which I did but I haven’t got the result I was hoping for…. Help!!

    • Susan Myers March 23, 2017, 9:10 am

      Hi Susan!

      I did not use a hairdryer on the project. My puffy paint stayed puffy as it dried. However, it did need to dry overnight for best results. Would love to see what you come up with!


  • JanetGoingCrazy March 20, 2017, 2:28 pm

    These window clings are so much fun! I need to try this with my son as a fun weekend craft! [client]

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