Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed that the hot new trend for spring is butterflies. These brightly colored, beautiful creatures are everywhere – from crochet projects to card making and everything in between. They’ve even made their way into people’s bedrooms!
You might be asking what the big deal is. Why are these winged little guys so intriguing? They are bugs after all!
Well, not only do butterflies make a great motif for decorating, what with their fascinating and colorful wings, they also are an instant reminder of the happiness of spring. When you look at a butterfly, you just can’t help but smile and think of warm weather, green grass and the cool breeze of the spring season.
The other reason why people are obsessed with butterflies, crafters especially, is because they are an amazing muse for creativity. You can basically choose whatever color combination and pattern suits your fancy when making butterfly crafts, plus you can experiment with tons of different materials when making decorative butterflies. I’ve seen them made out of paper, yarn, felt … even coffee filters, paper towels and a bunch of various recycled materials. There’s no canvas better for creating unique craft projects than the beautiful form of a butterfly.
The Best Butterfly Crafts:
Now that I’ve unlocked the mystery of the butterfly fad, I wanted to share some of my favorite butterfly crafts that I’ve come across lately. Come fly away with me, won’t you?
I absolutely love the idea of this Paper Butterfly Mobile. I’d love to have this floating above my head as I drift off to sleep at night. There’s something so calm and peaceful about these dainty paper butterflies fluttering in the air, don’t you think? Plus all you need are some paper scraps and cardboard, so this project is super cheap to make!
The way the different colors of yarn come together to make this cute Knit Butterfly Plushie is so beautiful to me. Yarn crafts really allow you to bring projects to life, and this little knit butterfly is no different. Doesn’t he look like he’s ready to take flight?! This would be such a great knitting pattern to work on while you sit outside soaking in the sun!
I’m the kind of girl who never throws away magazines, so I have piles of them stacked up in my living room right now. That’s where this Butterfly Wall Art project comes in. You see, the colorful wings in this collage are actually punched from magazine and catalog pages. I love that I can clean up my apartment and make a beautiful craft all in one fell swoop with this cool project!
Since no one likes working on long, complicated crochet patterns when it’s really nice outside, I thought I’d share this pretty Butterfly Square that’s super simple to work up! The butterfly looks awesome in variegated yarn and when it comes to the background color, I say the brighter the better! You could use this beautiful square as a fun spring decoration or work it into a larger afghan project.
Now tell me: Which of these butterfly crafts is your favorite?