DIY Paper Hanging Butterflies – Home Decor

Living with kids who are capable of turning any decor at home upside down, I have kept the idea of a decorated home aside for a few years 😥 However, before my babies were about to land on Earth, I made sure to create unique nurseries for them; yes of course, to welcome them in a cozy, colourful ambiance though I know they are not going to remember it 🙄

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I am sharing here, one of the colourful decors I had made before my baby girl was born. I love butterflies and I know many does. A bunch of colourful butterflies hanging on a string from your wall does give a serene sight, perhaps even to babies. And the fact that it takes just a few minutes to get this done in a few easy steps adds more serenity to it.

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If you want to do one like this, simply follow the images below! It can serve a fantastic decor for birthday parties and fairy-themed parties.

You will need:

Chart papers of colours of your choice

A string or woollen thread



A pen/sketch pen

Here’s the step-by-step instruction with images!

Make an outline of a butterfly on a chart paper.

diy butterfly

Cut along the outline. Make around 100 numbers of such butterfly cut-outs using different colours of papers. A easy way is to cut a bunch of papers kept one below the other instead of doing one by one.

butterfly diy cut outs

For additional design on the butterflies, draw patterns on a few of the cut butterflies in different colours, leaving the rest plain without patterns.

patterns on cut butterflies

Now fold a cut butterfly along the mid line. Apply glue or fevicol along the folded line. Do this for a pair.

apply glue on butterfly

Paste one of them first to a string or a woollen thread.

pasted butterfly

Paste the other pair on the backside of the first butterfly as shown in the image.

a pair of butterflies pasted

Open the wings of the butterflies and there you go!

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Repeat it for around 8 to 10 pairs on one thread, placed equidistant. With 100 butterfly pieces, you can create 5 or 6 such butterfly threads.

hanging butterflies

Find a cozy spot on a wall, make the butterfly threads hang from the wall and watch them sway delightfully to the tunes of the wind.

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If this interests you, you may also like the home decor below. Click on the image for the instructions.

christmas decors


I’ve adapted the making of the hanging butterfly decor from Catch the Party website. Here’s the original pin I had followed through Pinterest.

hanging butterfly pin

15 Replies to “DIY Paper Hanging Butterflies – Home Decor”

  1. Beautiful! 😊 I too love home decor but as you said, shelved the ideas until a few years 🙄 I had done some giant paper flowers for my daughter’s 2nd birthday. 🙂

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