Paper Butterfly Art Tutorial

My butterfly paper punch is one of my favorite craft tools.  I seriously can't get enough of making tiny paper butterflies, even if I don't know what to do with them all!  haha!  They're just pretty so I keep making them!  Maybe I'm a little addicted :)

Here's an idea I came up with to use some of them up........
Paper butterfly Art

Paper Butterfly Art Tutorial

Card Stock or Watercolor Paper - cut to desired size
Other colored or decorative patterned papers
Butterfly paper punch (optional- you can make this without it, but this makes it much easier)
Photo Stickers
Ballpoint Pen

Step 1:  Using a butterfly paper punch, cut out butterflies of different colors and patterns. I used two plain colored papers and then some fun patterned paper I made before by stamping with watercolors.

If you don't have a butterfly punch, cut butterflies out of paper by folding the paper in half and and cutting the shape of a butterfly's wing out of it- similar to cutting paper hearts.  You can find a tutorial for butterflies HERE.

Step 2:  Arrange your paper butterflies on your card stock paper.   You can line them all up in rows or place some in a corner and have them flying up from there to make it more interesting.  

Step 3:  One by one, place a photo sticker on the back of each butterfly and press it into place on the card stock.  I had to cut the photo stickers in half for them to fit my butterflies.

Step 4:  After you have all the butterflies stuck on your paper, you can add a little more interest by drawing the antennae with a ballpoint pen.

Paper Butterfly Art

Step 5:  Don't forget to sign your masterpiece!
Paper Butterfly Art


  1. a butterfly punch? seriously? i have been cutting them out by hand! oh my!

  2. Really sweet. I love the mix of solid and stamped butterflies. Had to check out that tutorial--that was neat, too. A stash of these butterflies would be great for quick cards, and maybe glued to string for party garlands, on the ends of wires with just enough give to let them bounce gently in a breeze. Even strewn across a party table. Now I'm going to have to go buy a butterfly punch!

  3. Adorable! If I ever have a little girl...

  4. This is lovely! I can never get "nice" punches at our usual store.

  5. Adorable! I love this!! Such a great simple idea and so effective:)

  6. This is adorable! I love my butterfly punch. I made a specimen art piece with mine. This is super cute too! :)


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