It might be hard to believe but this beautifully framed butterfly decor piece was made with an old black frame I had that was missing the glass and some toy butterflies. From trash and toys arose a classy piece of wall art and no one was the wiser. I love the feeling of creating something beautiful out of odd things such as this, especially when I can incorporate items I already have such as the frame. Glad I kept it as I needed a frame without glass for this particular project! I’ll bet your house is full of things just waiting to be turned into something gorgeous! If you particularly love butterflies you must check out our Butterfly Dream Catcher! It’s gorgeous!
Butterfly Decor Supplies
- Realistic Toy Butterflies (This is the exact set I used. At the time it was $6 for a dozen very nice butterflies)
- Frame with glass removed (Size depends on the size of and how many butterflies you use.) For the package of 12 I purchased on Amazon my frame was a 11 x 16.
- Gold Spray Paint (Rust Oleum American Accents Ultra Cover 2X Spray Paint, Metallic Gold is the BEST gold I’ve ever found. Pricey on Amazon however.
- Hot Glue
Gather your supplies. I had an old frame already with no glass already and the paint. I purchased my toy butterflies on Amazon for $6 That was my only cost.
I painted my frame white.
I would have painted the background white but it had holes in it so I had to do something else.
I found a large sheet of white paper I could use to cover it with.
I traced the back onto the sheet, cut it out and used spray adhesive to glue it on. Now I had a nice white background to place my butterflies on.
Next I spray painted my butterflies.
Here are all my golden butterflies.
As I wanted them to lie a bit flatter, I took some wire cutters and cut the legs off. (No way to make that sound good is there?)
I then place a dob of hot glue on each one and pressed them in place.
If desired you can measure and place a dot where each one will go. I did mine by eye and started in the corner and was careful to place them so they were evenly spaced around. No matter how many butterflies you use you want to keep about 2″ between them.
This is my finished butterfly decor frame.