DIY Butterfly Canvas Art

March 2, 2015Allison Murray
Butterflies pop from the canvas in this fun, DIY wall art!

Butterflies pop from the canvas in this fun, DIY wall art!

I’ve been all about rainbows lately. Something about bright colors and lots of them has been really calling my name. Maybe it’s the idea that spring is soon upon us or maybe it’s because rainbows naturally come along when Saint Patrick’s Day is also just around the corner.

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So one day when it was uncommonly warm here in Oklahoma, around 76 in the winter, I had the windows open. And I LOVED it because fresh air is my jam. But after an entire day spent working in my office with that delicious breeze I realized there was a whole lot missing. It most certainly was not spring. Where were the butterflies and the resonant sound of cicadas?

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Deciding that I just wasn’t cool with no spring-like things on my spring-like day, I made a bit of wall art! Get out your Silhouette and you can make your own!

Butterflies pop from the canvas in this fun, DIY wall art!

For this project you will need:

Butterflies pop from the canvas in this fun, DIY wall art!

Using your free butterfly Silhouette cut file, cut as many butterflies as you need. I cut entire sheets (on my 12×24″ mat) and I have a ton of butterflies left over.

Butterflies pop from the canvas in this fun, DIY wall art!

The butterflies are small so you need to take care removing them from the mat…

Butterflies pop from the canvas in this fun, DIY wall art!

…but they also have dashes cut around each butterfly body to make the wings fold up or down.

Butterflies pop from the canvas in this fun, DIY wall art!

Using your glue run a thin line along the body of the butterfly.

Butterflies pop from the canvas in this fun, DIY wall art!

And start sticking those suckers down on your canvas. Here I’m reusing an old canvas. I just gave it a good two coats of white paint and  got after it!

Butterflies pop from the canvas in this fun, DIY wall art!

I went with a graduating colors kind of thing… purple to blue, blue to green, green to yellow, etc. as they would occur.

Butterflies pop from the canvas in this fun, DIY wall art!

They can be randomly, haphazardly placed or you can work out a pattern. In the spirit of a true rainbow the colors could be placed in any order and in arcs rather than totally random places.

Butterflies pop from the canvas in this fun, DIY wall art!

I love the 3 dimensional aspect of this wall hanging. Will it be fun to dust? Probably not. But dang if it isn’t cute anyway!

Comments (5)

  • mary vinnell

    January 3, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    loved your butterfly wallart and think i might visit you quite often.

    1. Allison Murray

      January 4, 2016 at 9:06 AM

      Thanks Mary. Love to have you!

  • JESSICA Jackson

    February 8, 2018 at 2:23 PM

    Great idea love it but instead of a canvas I’m going to just glue it to my bathroom wall

    1. Allison Murray

      March 7, 2018 at 2:57 PM

      Cool!

  • Linda

    February 8, 2018 at 5:23 PM

    Love this!

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