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Use cardstock cutouts to decorate your kid's room

2012-12-12T09:35:00Z 2012-12-26T09:42:30Z Use cardstock cutouts to decorate your kid's roomBrittany Foster - Mom Click Blogger savvyshopperdeals.com
December 12, 2012 9:35 am  • 

Decorating my daughter’s nursery has been so much fun! I decided I wanted to do some butterflies in her room. I was looking around my stash of craft stuff and saw some pretty blue cardstock that I knew would match perfectly. I grabbed my butterfly template I had used for my sister-in-law’s bridal shower and got to work. I’m so pleased with how the wall turned out! I love it!

how to put paper butterflies on the wall

Supplies Needed:

  • Cardstock (I used two different colors, 3 of each)
  • Butterfly Template (found here)
  • Something to score the lines for folding
  • Scissors
  • Ticky tack
  • Masking tape

Paper butterfly supplies

Step 1: Trace the butterflies onto the cardstock. If I was strategic, I got four butterflies onto one piece of cardstock, resulting in 24 butterflies.

butterfly traced

Step 2: Cut out all your butterflies. This is where my perfectionist skills really came in handy.

butterfly cutouts

Step 3: Grab a ruler and whatever you want to use to score. I think I just used a nail cleaner/cuticle pusher from a manicure set cause one side had a nice point on it without being too sharp. Score a nice straight line along either side of the body so the wings can fold.

scored lines on paper

Step 4: Bend the butterfly wings. Use the masking tape to temporarily place the butterflies on the wall how you want them. I used the tape first so I could move them around until I got them just right. Once they’re one the wall, take each one off individually and place 3 small bits of ticky tack on the body of the butterfly. Press firmly on the wall. Repeat with each butterfly.

ticky tack on paper

Step 5: Step back and admire your wall! Since I used two shades of blue, I put the lighter shade on bottom, with one or two mixed with the darker shade on top. I tried to make it flowy instead of in a clump, but you can do it however you like. Just have fun with it!

butterfly wall art

paper butterfly wall art

Brittany is a stay at home mom to two beautiful little girls. When she’s not busy keeping up with them she loves to create and blog about her creative adventures at My Decoupaged Life.

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