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Decorate My Home, Part 25 : 3D Butterfly Wall Display

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Once again, more toddler room decor.

(For other boy/girl toddler room ideas, click here, here, here, here and here, and here.)

I’ve been trying to get the room done…….so only a couple more things to share.

And for this time, I have a quick little 3D butterfly display to share.

All from scraps from home. 

 (And just think… This could be altered to any shape, including boy themes: cars, planes, robots, etc.)

It gives some nice dimension to the wall.

Especially to the space above this bed, that was shouting at me to fill it up.

Want to make your own?

And hopefully you have the same scraps laying around that I did.  
Nice and inexpensive.

I had some scrap 1×4 wood, that I trimmed down to 18 inches long.  Then I drilled 5 holes along one side that were about 2.5 inches deep.  Each hole was about 3 inches apart.  Then I sanded down the entire piece of wood.  Then I cut up old white coated wire hangers, some 15 inch long pieces and other 12 inches long.  (Any size works though.)

Then I pounded picture frame hangers into the back of the wood.

Then I sketched out a butterfly shape and cut it out.

And then I cut out 10 butterflies…

On one side of one of the butterflies, I placed a good amount of hot glue……

Then I placed the end of one of the hangers down the center of the butterfly and then placed another butterfly on top…….sandwiching the wire in between the two butterflies.

Then I cut out little butterfly bodies….

And glued them to each of the 5 butterflies.

Then I stuck a bit of hot glue down into one of the holes in the wood and slid the wire down into the hole, securing the wire in place.

Lastly, I bent the wires around a bit…….giving some of the butterflies some flight.

And then I hung the simple little butterfly decoration right above my little girl’s bed.


Be creative.  
Think of whatever shapes or theme you could stick in some wood……and create a 3D wall display.

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with the craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Helena says:

    Awww so adorable :D

  2. susana says:

    que idea mas buena..!!

  3. renata borges says:

    amei seu blog, muitas ideias lindas.. beijos

  4. Flaish says:

    Hola, esta hermoso tu blog, ví el trabajo de las mariposas es espectacular, gracias por compartir y benditas manos que tienes. saludos Lorena de México

  5. Maria Girassol says:

    Estou impressionada, estava procurando umas ideias para o quarto dos meus filhos e encontrei essa super fácil! Vou fazer e postar no meu BLog, obrigada por compartilhar.m
    Eu adicionei seu botton em meu blog.

  6. Sela says:

    Yet again, YOU ROCK! Thanks for the awesome ideas for the shared room as that's exactly what I have :)

  7. Kris says:

    This is such an adorable idea, I am for sure making one of these for my little princess. You are so creative! Thanks for the great idea.

  8. Vone says:

    This is perfect for my daughter's bedroom. She doesn't have a headboard and that wall is just plain – I painted the other walls striped so this plain wall is calling for something. I think I'll be making a verison in the future. Thanks for sharing (found you from One Pretty Thing)

  9. says:

    This is brilliant! Using stuff you already have around the house to tie in to what you started! I may need to use this post for our OttLite blog! Love it! thank.:)

  10. Anonymous says:

    Thank you! Not just for the butterflies (which my daughter will love) but for the pic of the room, too. We have the bed and the wire and I have been trying to figure out how to arrange things, this is perfect!

  11. Heather says:

    Now there is something I can handle!! So cute.

  12. Cherith says:

    You are SO STINKIN COOL!! You think of the neatest ideas! I am going to try to make one with birdies for my sons room.

  13. The Noalls says:

    So how does your little girl like them?

  14. mydolly says:

    So cool! I love it!

  15. Annie's Online Store says:

    oh god, this is so pretty and so creative, i just loved the way you think and the creativity is astounding, too good, i would love to have these small and pretty butterlies in my bedroom, too cute

  16. Kiel & Gretchen Willmore says:

    I don't usually comment because i would just be repeating what everyone else is saying…so cute! so fun! so jealous I didn't come up with all these ideas first! :) But I love how versitile this cute craft is…I think I'll make one for my little boys' room and make the board into a road and the butterflies into cars. Fun fun!

  17. Ashley says:

    This is such a cute and simple idea! I can think of a few ways to use this in my girls' room!
    p.s. Love your name!
    Also, I gave you an award on my blog – hope you'll check it out!
    Ashley @ No Apologies!

  18. Samah says:

    Wow! So creative. I've racking my brain trying to think of the different ways I can use this for the kids' playroom.

  19. Katie Carranza says:

    So cute! You can definitely use this for any shape…even something holiday related!

  20. says:

    You are so, so creative! I love this as always! I'll be linking, thanks so much for the fun project!

  21. Ashley says:

    Glad you're liking it….

    And the toddler bed came from Walmart…..Storkcraft brand. Very simple, real wood, and under $100.

    There are actually several brands and styles here to choose from that I don't remember seeing when we bought the one we have:

    (Scroll down to see all)

    Hope that helps!

  22. Noomiy says:

    so easy and beautiful! :)

  23. Delia says:

    Super cute and creative! Nice job.

  24. The Autocrat: Haley says:

    Fabulous idea!! Great job!

  25. Mama.Mommy.Mom. says:

    So cute! My kids are too young and would tear it down, but it is a really neat idea to use as they get older!

  26. Candice S. says:

    This is adorable and SUCH a great idea for a co-ed bedroom!! LOVE IT and love your brilliant site tutorials!!

    Candice @

  27. Tam says:

    Great idea! I love how simple it is. I'm also curious what type/brand of toddler bed that is. We're on the hunt, and not interested in race car beds!

  28. Carolina Carters says:

    That is absolutely adorable!! I'll definitely be trying that. :)

  29. Erin says:

    I absolutely love it! That is gorgeous.

  30. bethanndodd says:

    Girl, does your mind EVER stop!! Love the butterflies. I see various sports balls coming to life very soon…thanks for sharing!

  31. Steve and Alli says:

    This idea is so awesome, you have done a great job with the ideas for this room! You have just saved me from a mental rut about what to do with my girls' bedroom walls! THANK YOU!

  32. Stephanie says:

    Oh my goodness! Your posts are always so creative! I absolutely love 1)how adorable this is and 2)how simple it is! I'm pretty sure I have those same scraps laying (lying?) around! Thank you!

  33. Shirley says:

    Fantastic! It looks great! You are so talented!

  34. B says:

    These are adorable! I have been following your blog for a week now and I love your style. Thanks for sharing this with us!

  35. JillianBean says:

    Hi Ashley!!
    Your childrens room looks amazing!! I am starting to decorate my nursery, and am curious about your daughters bed. Was it once a crib? And if so, do you know the make and model? I really like the shape of it as a toddler bed.
    Thanks. :)

  36. Heidi Ferguson says:

    Another great idea, Ashley! I'm also in the middle of decorating my baby/toddler room, although butterflies might be a little on the girly side for my two boys :)

    FYI: If anyone doesn't want to sketch a butterfly, you can get a free butterfly template on my templates page:

  37. Our Funny Little Family says:

    You are so clever! And that is so cool looking! It makes me want to re-do my daughter's room immediately! We're still in nursery mode over here…some day I'll get a big girl's room to tackle!

  38. DANY says:

    bellissima idea, deliziose farfalle, grazie per il tutorial.
    Baci Dany

  39. Emily says:

    This is one of my favorites of your posts! I love it! Great idea to use hangers. :)

  40. *MICHELLE CAUDLE* says:

    So clever and cute! I might have to use this idea to make a photo display for my daughter!

  41. Kat says:

    This is adorable! Love it.

  42. Rachel Morgan says:

    It would be cute to glue clothes pins to the base of that and then they could hang their art work below the butterflies.

  43. Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife says:

    Such a cute, cute idea!! I also love the clothes line! Adorable!

  44. Whitney says:

    I'm a new reader to your blog and I'm blown away by your creativity. This is a new favorite!

  45. Inle says:

    How cute! My boys would have those ripped out of the wall in minuets though. =)

  46. Living Creatively says:

    Love love your blog! I linked back to your site, and modge podge shoe instructions. :-)

  47. Grace says:

    What a fun idea! Gives the room a fresh, cute, and modern vibe. Thanks so much for sharing.

  48. Cindy's Crafty Creations says:

    Unbelievably creative! I love it.

  49. DawnSheree says:

    Wow, you seriously amaze me. I suscribed because I wanted to get all of your cool ideas. I have started doing so much more just because you've motivated me to be creative.

  50. jessica says:

    brilliant little idea. very sweet.

  51. Polly says:

    Love this. I also love that all parts of it can be found around the house. Where did you come up with such a cute idea?!

  52. Kelli says:

    This would be fun to make some sort of seasonal or holiday decorations as well and put a saying on the wood. I love it! Thanks for the idea.

  53. Sheryl says:

    This is so creative- I never would think to do something like this! And it seems easy to make, too! Thanks for consistently inspiring me with your great ideas, Ashley!

  54. Robyn says:

    That is such an adorable idea! Thanks for sharing!

  55. Amy @ Increasingly Domestic says:

    What a neat idea! It looks like the butterfly's are taking flight! So cute:)

  56. Emily says:

    How fun!! Your toddler room is absolutely adorable!!

  57. SummersDesigns says:

    This is so cute, I love this idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

  58. Erin says:

    So cute Ashley! Maybe my girls need some of those :)

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