Then I get stuck…
Then I start doubting what I’ve already done…
Then I start hating what I’ve already done…
I refused to let that happen with this room…I mean I just bought curtain fabric, man…I gotta finish!
I wasn’t really in love with anything that I was toying with in my mind…but then I thought of doing a cascade of butterflies from her headboard up to the sky, similar to this one. I remembered Dana had done something similar with bats for Halloween and I loved that!
I tried to create on ombre effect using cream colored paper for the bottom butterflies and slowly getting brighter as it went up. Towards the top you can’t really tell because, really there aren’t that many shades of yellow :)
It took me a little less than 2 hours to get these all cut and hung. Just use regular scotch tape to secure to your walls. That makes it super easy to adjust as needed….and that’s good with us undecideds who like to change things up a bit.
I love how they come off her headboard…kinda like they are in her dreams, like a speech bubble. She told me the pink one is her, but she especially likes the one to the far right, who is flying away from the rest. Lord, help me!
I’m sharing the template with you just in case you want to make some too. Here’s what you need:
Various scrapbook paper in colors of your choice
Butterfly Template HERE
Pencil or sharpie
2 paper clips
Print out the butterfly template and fold it right along the line
Unfold to reveal the entire pattern
I made the template just the right size so you can fit 4 butterflies on one sheet of large scrapbook paper
On the BACKSIDE of the paper, make a mark right in the center of the butterflies body. This is your folding point.
Fold the paper, right sides together precisely along that line. The easiest way to do that is to get the vertical edge straight and then press down right on the line. Your paper and your crease should be straight
Paper clip the half template onto the paper. Cut away!
Easy as that!
Keep going until you are done with all your butterflies. I suggest cutting and then placing 4 or 5 at a time. I ended up cutting about 10 too many, but we may still use them in her bathroom :)
Here’s the cutting graveyard…
Just use a bit of rolled scotch tape and stick to the wall. Get creative and have them wind around doorways, onto ceilings…whatever you feel like!
Have a great week guys! Now go cut some flutterbys :)