DIY Friday: Beautiful Butterflies Wedding Decor

Written by    Last updated: July 18, 2014

 

I am really excited about today’s  DIY Friday, as I just love the creativity and the overall effect. The combination of colours and the simplicity of the butterflies really works wonderfully. This is a look that’s going to leave your guests with that ‘WOW’ factor. We’ve enlisted the help of one of our fave garden props, which just happens to be a perfect wedding prop too.

DIY Article Butterfly

I am really excited about today’s  DIY Friday, as I just love the creativity and the overall effect. The combination of colours and the simplicity of the butterflies really works wonderfully. This is a look that’s going to leave your guests with that ‘WOW’ factor. We’ve enlisted the help of one of our fave garden props, which just happens to be a perfect wedding prop too.

What you’ll need:

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All you need is butterflies (lots of them!) to achieve this beautiful look, no tools required! Whether it’s for a ceremony backdrop, guest table centrepiece or a head table overhang these hand painted feather butterflies are sure to add a touch of pretty to your day.

Step by Step Guide:

Step 1- Pick your point of application

The wired attachment on the butterflies make it easy. I have chosen to use a clothes wire mannequin as an example, however you can apply these butterflies onto pretty much anything you have in mind. The mannequin was selected which could be used as creative decorative accent adjacent to a favour or greeting table, or as a prop for your wedding photos.

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Step 2- Get organised!

If you’re unsure of where to start and how to achieve the right final look, organize your butterflies before starting the application process. Separate them by size and color and then pre-form the clusters that will give you the end result you’re going for. And if getting creative comes easily to you, just skip this step and free form the application of your butterflies.

(Top Tip: The best result is one that looks natural and effortless)

DIY Friday Butterfly

DIY butterflies

Step 3- Start applying your butterflies!

Pick your start and end points. To achieve that effortless look remember to mix up the colors and sizes, and the direction in which your butterflies are pointing.

DIY Article Clothes Butterfly

Fill in your mid point. Make sure it keeps visual balance with your start and end points by using a similar mix of colours and sizes. Gradually build up a pretty pattern!

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Avoid overlapping your butterflies when applying to your product, as the wings may get flattened. You want them to appear as if they have just landed naturally. Aim to work around the three reference main points (unless you’re decorating the full item) to build the fullness of your overall butterfly cluster.

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The (Whimsical) End Result

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DIY Article Butterfly Close Up

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DIY Article Butterfly Blue Clothes Stand

If you liked this, then you’ll love our range of butterfly themed products in the Confetti shop!

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