Butterfly wall decor: Where to buy & How to DIY

Looking for super cute butterfly wall decor inspiration? We think these would be super cute for a child’s room or as an accent in one of your main living spaces. See where to buy this kind of decor and learn how to make your own in the post below.

Butterfly wall decor idea with white paper butterflies on a white wall.
Butterfly wall decor: Where to buy & How to DIY

By the way, this is just one of the many simple decor ideas we love. For more home decorating tips, check out our post here.

Where to buy butterfly wall decor

You will likely find the supplies needed to make DIY butterfly wall art at art and hobby stores. You may also see this kind of decor for sale in home and decor shops.

But, if you prefer to shop online, check these out! There’s everything from metal wall art to beautiful prints that you can hang:

  1. Amazon butterfly wall decals: There are tons of variety for wall decals on Amazon (plus quick shipping!). And, the price is right! You can get a pack of 144 butterflies for around $14.
  2. Etsy butterfly wall decor: Find tons of beautiful listings on this site, many of which are made by hand!
  3. Michael’s butterfly wall decor craft: Michael’s has a super cute multi-dimensional craft on their website, but you need a Cricut for it. If you’d rather craft your own and stick them to the wall or frame them, find the appropriate category for any supplies you may need.
  4. Pottery Barn Kids butterfly wall decor: Pottery Barn has some adorable butterflies with cute details like feather wings. They also offer international shipping, just be sure to check the delivery options and shipping price.
Image of a wooden butterfly with a purple checkered ribbon.
Butterfly wall decor: Where to buy & How to DIY

Types of butterfly wall decor for your home

Butterfly wall decor comes in a variety of styles and materials, which allows for a range of options to choose from based on your preferences and the aesthetic of your home. Here are some of the different types available, by category.

Metal butterflies

Metal butterfly wall decor is a popular choice for those who prefer a modern or industrial look. It is typically made of materials such as iron, brass, or aluminum, and is often available in a range of colors and finishes. And, they’re durable and long-lasting!

Wooden butterflies

Wooden butterflies are a great choice for those who prefer a more rustic or natural look. They can be found in a range of styles and finishes, from distressed to polished, and can be made from a variety of woods.

Paper butterflies

Paper butterfly wall decor is a versatile and affordable option for those who want to add a pop of color to their walls and those who love crafting. Butterflies can be made from patterned or colored paper and can be arranged in a variety of ways to create a unique look.

Learn how to make paper butterflies in 5 minutes with the YouTube tutorial above by Glitter’s Creations! You can also cut a second of the same size in a different color and then stack them for an added pop of color.

Photo of a stained glass butterfly on the right with the paints used, including gold, green, red, and purple.
Butterfly wall decor: Where to buy & How to DIY

Stained glass butterflies

Stained glass butterflies are a beautiful and colorful addition to any room. It is typically made of colorful glass and can be found in a range of sizes and designs. Stained glass decor can be hung on a window or on a wall to catch the light and create a stunning visual effect.

Vinyl wall decals

Vinyl butterfly wall decals are a popular option for those who want to add a bold and modern touch to their walls. It is typically made of high-quality vinyl and is available in a range of colors and sizes. Vinyl is super easy to install and remove, making it a great choice for renters or those who like to change up their decor frequently!

DIY Butterfly decor ideas

As adorable as the varieties above are, DIY usually means a lower price! And, it’s an opportunity to craft with your kiddos.

Here are some DIY ideas that you can try:

  1. Paper Butterflies: Use colorful paper to create a collection of butterflies. You can use templates or freehand cut the shapes like in the video above. Add a touch of glitter or paint to make them sparkle, and use double-sided tape to stick them to the wall. You can also make black ones for silhouettes!
  2. Painted Butterflies: Purchase wooden or metal butterflies and use acrylic paint to add your own personal touch. Create a pattern or use a variety of colors to make each one unique. Once the paint is dry, use nails or 3M strips to attach them to the wall.
  3. Butterfly Mobile: Create a butterfly mobile using wire, thread, and colorful paper or fabric. Cut out butterfly shapes, attach them to the wire, and hang the mobile from the ceiling or a baby’s crib.
  4. Butterfly String Art: Create a unique piece of wall decor using string and nails. Draw a butterfly pattern onto a piece of wood or canvas and hammer nails along the outline. Wrap a colorful string around the nails to create a beautiful and intricate design.

And, check out our Butterfly Wall Decor page on Pinterest for more inspiration!

Whether you have built your own butterfly wall with wall decals or you order decor online, we would love to see how you decorate with butterflies! Share it with us on Pinterest or Instagram.

FAQs

How do you attach butterflies to a wall?

If using lightweight butterfly decor, try sticky tack or 3M adhesive. For more heavy butterfly wall decor, like stained glass or metal art, use nails or an anchor and screw to secure.

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Elke Crosson
Elke Crosson

Elke Crosson has her BA in International Relations with a minor in Spanish at UBC (Okanagan). She is currently in her second year of the Master of Teaching program at the University of Toronto, with dreams of becoming an elementary-level teacher.

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