Paper Crafts of Flight: How to Make Paper Butterflies and More Embellishments!


Birds, butterflies and dragonflies all have something in common: they all can fly! Believe or not, these creatures of flight are some of the most popular paper crafts right now on These beautiful creatures can be used in a variety of paper craft projects. If you love to craft embellishments, wearables, handmade cards, or DIY home decor, you are sure to find a craft in this collection perfectly suited to your tastes.

Paper Crafts of Flight

Paper Butterflies and Dragonflies

3D Butterfly Birthday Card Learn how to make paper butterflies with these great butterfly crafts! You can use butterflies in crafts to express springtime sentiments. Create birthday cards for friends born in Spring, scrapbook layouts to document Easter memories, or even interior decor during the spring season. The great thing about butterflies, however, is that they aren’t just used for springtime projects anymore. Add butterflies to your summer decor, autumn scrapbook layouts, and winter handmade cards. Choose seasonal colors and add these paper butterflies to any of your paper projects!



3D Butterfly Birthday Card

Paper Flower Petal Butterflies

Stamped Butterfly Paper

Butterfly Scrapbook Layout

Tissue Paper Dragonfly

Paper Feathers

Ruffle Your Feathers Wreath Paper feathers are absolutely gorgeous paper crafts. The great thing about feather embellishments is that paper naturally lends itself to beautiful completed feathers! Follow the simple instructions in either of these paper feather tutorials in order to create realistic and beautiful DIY feathers. Even though they’re made of paper, these feathers look soft to the touch and absolutely lovely!

Recycled Paper Feathers

Ruffle Your Feathers Wreath



Paper Birds

Quilled Bird NecklaceCan you believe this Quilled Bird Necklace is made of paper? Birds are lovely embellishments for any paper project, and you can create them in a variety of ways! Whether you’re a paper quilling aficionado or you have an array of paper punches sitting at home, these DIY paper birds are lovely crafts to make.

Birds of a Feather Card

OWL-Fully Cute Paper Punched Owl

Quilled Bird Necklace


10 DIY Paper Flowers


BONUS! If you love these fluttering embellishments, check out our collection of DIY paper flowers. Flowers and butterflies go together like paper and glue, so be sure to check out this collection: How to Make Paper Flowers: 10 DIY Paper Flowers.




What crafty embellishment would you make out of paper?



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  1. Jackie says

    I have seen tons of pre-made paper butterflies at Michaels (way overpriced). I have punches , stamps and brads and will definitely be making some cool 3d stuff when I do my “Happy Spring” cards for friends and family! Thanks for the idea :)

  2. Margaret Williams says

    These crafts are absolutely beautiful, especially the quilled bird. It would be easy to transfer onto a card or decoration as well!

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