Fall Leaf Butterflies Craft and Wall Display

Hello!  It’s Alli here from Made with HAPPY sharing another fun craft for you and your kids this Fall season.fall-leave-butterfly-displayThis fun display of Fall leaves cut into butterflies is not only beautiful to look at, it is so much fun to make with the kids!

Here’s how we made it.Picking-Fall-LeavesWe went out for a walk and found a few great trees in our neighborhood that were full of color and had begun to drop their leaves.  You’re going to want to grab leaves that have some elasticity and life still in them.  The dry brittle ones don’t work that well for this project.Fall-leaves-collectedOnce you get them home, we began to cut off the stems.  We found the leave was easier to feed into the butterfly punch.butterfly-paper-cutter leave-butterfly-cutoutPunch out as many butterflies as you can get from your pile.clear-enamel-coatingFrom there, we moved them all outside to a paintable surface and we very lightly sprayed all the leaves covering each leaf in clear enamel.  Let dry.gluing-butterfliesOnce they are dry, you will need a large white piece of cardstock or poster board and some white glue. leaf-butterfly-fall-displayWe thought it would be fun to make it more of a ombre look starting with the darkest red butterfly in the top left corner and making our way down to the lightest yellow in the bottom right corner, but you can certainly create your master piece in whatever layout makes you HAPPY.leaf-butterfly-displayIf you are looking for uniformity in the spacing, use a ruler and make a small pencil dot on the paper evenly spaced.  This is where you will want the place a dot of glue and then gently add the butterfly.fall-leaf-butterfly-displayViola, you have yourself a great center piece for your Fall mantle or for your seasonal frame.  Plus its a great conversation starter for your guest who will initially look at it as if it were real butterflies.  I hope you enjoy this as much as we did at the Made with HAPPY house.

Happy Crafting!

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Alli Ward

Alli is a San Diego based Lifestyle Blogger. The left side of her brain is a skilled programmer, analyst and statistician; while the right side loves to be covered in glitter, paint, sawdust and pizza sauce. Over the last year, she made the move from Corporate Marketing Analyst and Strategist to full time blogger. She is married with two kids (5 and 2) and is always up for fun and adventure. 

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  2 comments for “Fall Leaf Butterflies Craft and Wall Display

  1. November 6, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    this is such a cute project to do with kids! Gets them outside and creates something beautiful in the end! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nina
    November 7, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    This is such a wonderful idea! If the leaves aren’t right to use as the weather has changed so much, what else could you use as a substitute? I’d like to frame something like this.

    Thank you!
    Nina
    Xxx

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