Recently, I wrote a post on DIY Butterfly Wall Art from items I found in my craft closet. With my daughter’s garden themed birthday party coming up, I decided to make another craft scrap art piece. I wanted to use it as part of the decorations at her birthday party, as well as hang it in her room after.
Once again, I didn’t have to buy anything new. I had every item already sitting in my craft closet. I even had another ugly painting that I inherited when my husband and I moved in together. If you don’t have an old ugly painting, blank canvases can be purchased at any craft store. Also consider going to a thrift store and recycle an old one. It may even come with a frame you can reuse.
Here is what I used for my Stenciled Butterfly Wall Art project.
- Old painting or canvas
- Staple gun and staples
- Craft paint
- Paper plate
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Craft Butterflies
I started off by covering the painting with burlap that I had from my Stenciled Burlap Placemat project by attaching it with a staple gun. Make sure you pull the fabric taught as you staple it. Next, I laid out my stencils and butterflies in the order I wanted them placed on the canvas and took a digital photo of it.
I stenciled my daughter’s name on the bottom right and stenciled a butterfly in the center. Check out my Stenciled Burlap Placemat project for stenciling tips and tricks. Next, referring back to my digital photo, I hot glued each butterfly onto the canvas.
Both quickly and easily I have a unique and personalized party and room decoration that didn’t cost me a dime!!
Update! Here’s a video of the Garden Butterfly Party for my daughter’s 2nd birthday if you’d like to see it! Enjoy!