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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Butterfly Wall Hanging

As most of you know, I am slowly working on decorating my daughter's bedroom with a fairy and butterfly theme. So here I am to show you yet another project for said room! I am so happy with how this turned out. Plus, it's SO easy to make and LESS than $5!! Can't get better than that, right? :)


So here's how to make your own butterfly wall hanging:

First, I stole my husband's Leatherman and went outside and cut a small branch off a tree. I wanted to make 2 of these, so the branch I found was about 24 inches long. You can cut it to as long or as short as you'd like. Try to find as straight of a branch as you can. (As you can see, the second stick isn't that straight)

Then I measured and cut the branch in half so I could make 2 of the wall hangings.

Next, I had some extra cord I bought to display my Fairy Stitchery & Rag Letter projects and tied it around both sides of each stick to create the hanger.

I cut some butterflies with the Silhouette, using a lighter & darker pink cardstock and some leftover vellum from my Night Light project. You could easily cut the butterfly shape out with scissors or use a butterfly-shaped punch if you don't have a cutter.

Put a cardstock butterfly and a vellum butterfly together, with the vellum on top. I then got a needle and some sewing thread (you could also use embroidery thread or even fishing line) because it was thin and most likely wouldn't be able to see it - plus I already had it so I didn't have to spend any money :) Poke two holes close to the bottom and the top of the butterfly's body. So much easier to thread that way.

(FYI, the holes in the above picture are a little too close, do it more like in the photo below)

Thread the needle through the butterfly, coming up through the back at the bottom and back down through the top hole. The thread was a little too thin to just tie a knot and leave it, so I tied the thread together on the back and them taped it to keep it there.

Keep tying your butterflies, spacing however you want - you can keep them all equal distances or make it random and uneven. Either way looks so cute! It's best to start tying with the bottom butterfly, and work your way up. Once you're done threading butterflies, take the extra thread at the top and tie that onto the stick and double or triple knot it to make sure it holds.

And that's IT!! Hang them up and admire your work!

I used two sheets of cardstock and 2 sheets of vinyl - total cost was  around $2, but you could get it for even less if scrapbook paper is on sale! The cord was fairly inexpensive, too, just bought it on the roll and used it for other projects. So this entire project cost me $5 at most!! Score! :)

Would you like to comment?

  1. This is very cute! Can't wait to see the finished room. :)

  2. so cute! I need a boy version!

  3. Turned out great. Love the butterfly theme.

  4. I love those sticks--they're the perfect addition!

  5. These are really pretty! I'm thinking about making a butterfly mobile for my little girl's room, too. I'm bookmarking this.

  6. This is seriously so cute! And so girly! My little girl would love this in her room!!

  7. This is a great project to do with your kids and it turned out beautifully! I'd love it if you'd link this up to my Home and Family Friday linky party.

    I also write a literacy blog you might be interested in.


  8. This is really beautiful, Lindsay! Love pink and anything with butterflies! I bet your daughters room is a special and magical place :)

  9. this is so cute - think I'll have to do this in my girls' room. Tone

  10. These are just gorgeous. I love especially love the very natural look of the branch - beautiful.

  11. this really turned out cute!!! i love the pink!! thanks for sharing:)

  12. LOVE this!!! Thank you for sharing and linking up to our party!! We appreciate it and love your ideas!!


  13. This is great! Could you make it with birds? I'm not a huge butterfly fan and my little's room is birds. I love the idea!

  14. Thanks so much for linking up at Vanilla Bean today! LOVE this wall hanging, I know my girls would go nuts for it!!

  15. You know I love this!!! :)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  16. I saw this over the weekend and was truly inspired. I had to make one. I did make a few minor adjustments and wanted to share with you.

    Instead of a stick I used a coat hanger and wrapped it with some flowers that I had laying around. Below is a link to a picture of the work inspired by your website.

  17. This is wonderful! I think I am going to have to try and make one too!

  18. I hopped on over from Homemaker on a Dime's party. This butterfly beauty caught my eye! It is so sweet! Terrific work!

  19. Very pretty. The ladies at The Craft Group will like it too.

  20. I saw this project at and I am officially in love with it:)



  21. This would look so cute in my daughter's room.
    Stopping by from the Homemaker on a Dime party. I would love for you to link this up to My Favorite Things party! It's going on all week,
    & be sure to check out my giveaway too!

  22. So delicate and pretty. I love it. If you have a moment, I would love for you to share this project on my Inspiration Board.
    carolyn | homework

  23. So pretty! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional party going on now. There is a really great giveaway going on with it. I hope to see you soon!

  24. that is adorable and easy! Love it!

  25. This is beautiful! I have seen a similar idea using recycled soda cans... any idea what they used to cut the soda can?

    1. A pair of metal cutters is what I've read to cut the cans with. Wouldn't the guys love the idea of soda cans!

  26. I LOVE THEM!!! Especially the branches you used! So darn cute!
    Thanks for sharing at Pinkalicious Thursday and I hope you'll play again tomorrow:)

  27. very cute. beautiful butterfly craft..
    i love butterfly craft too much its easy too.
    thanks for the idea

  28. This would also look great with the stick painted with or dipped in acylic paint to go along with the color palette.

  29. Beautiful! I am going to make a couple as Christmas present's!

  30. These would be nice hanging in rooms at the nursing home to cheer up the clients.


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