butterfly craft project

I have recently been going through some serious craft withdraws... I knew it was imperative to my health and well-being to do something crafty this past weekend... anything with scissors and adhesive would do.

Soooo... I thought about this project. And how I mentioned something about trying this same craft with butterflies for spring. Perfect. Crafting withdraws gone.

This craft project is SO easy... definitely one you can start and finish all in one sitting (which I'm a huge fan of).

All you need is some fun scrap paper, a roll of adhesive, a frame (glass optional), a mat to fit your frame, some 3D dots (optional), and a butterfly paper punch, of course. I found my butterfly punch on sale at Target. I snatched the last one up, lest any other crazy butterfly crafters beat me to it.

First... punch out dozens of little butterflies. Just punch, punch, punch to your hearts content. I used scraps from 3 different colors of paper. I mapped out where my butterflies would go before I started gluing them down. (And let me just say, it took everything inside of my OCD body to NOT put the butterflies in a pattern... seriously... everything.) Once I had a general idea of where my butterflies would go, I just started adhering them down, one by one.

Then I decided that I wanted to add a little text to my project this time. I used pencil first, then went over it in pen (don't worry, I eventually went back and erased my pencil markings). My text reads, "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation." This is a favorite verse of mine from 2 Corinthians 5:17... and always comes to mind when I think about butterflies and their beautiful transformation.

Here's the final look. I knew I wanted to have one butterfly be a little different (like I did with the hearts the last time I did this project). I used a colorful polka-dot patterned paper for this little guy. I gently folded it in half to give it that 3D look. I adhered the folded butterfly on top of a solid butterfly, then used a 3D dot to adhere the whole thing to my paper.

I love how this turned out. It's simple and understated... and looks fabulous on my craft wall... but more on this another day.

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