How To Make 3-D Butterfly Wall Decals

3-d butterfly wall decor

The first time I made 3-D butterflies was in college. I used them to decorate my dorm room. I loved them because it looked like butterflies were fluttering around my room!

The idea for these decorations came from a similar item I saw at Target. It was a set of six plastic 3-D butterflies for roughly twenty dollars. Instead of purchasing them, I decided to create my own using paper.

Keep reading for this butterfly tutorial!

How To Make 3-D Butterfly Wall Decals

butterfly wall decal supplies


  • Card stock
  • Butterfly stencil
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors


Trace three butterflies onto the card stock and cut them from the paper.

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Fold two of the butterflies in half. The third butterfly will serve as the base of the decal.

how to make butterfly wall decals

Draw a thin line of glue on the spine of one butterfly. Firmly press the spine into the center of the butterfly base. Hold the butterfly in place until it dries. Repeat this step again with the remaining butterfly except place this butterfly in the center of the previous butterfly.

There you have it- 3-D butterfly wall decals! Attach them to the wall using double sided tape or thumb tacks.

3-d butterfly wall decor

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