DIY Gold Butterfly Nursery Art

Need an idea for some beautiful but quick and inexpensive DIY artwork? I’m sharing the easy steps I took to make these gold butterfly pieces of art for my daughter’s nursery. This was a a little DIY project I created when we first moved in to our house, but finally getting around to posting it now that we are moving out! As I’m planning another nursery, I may have to make another version of this DIY…

ikea shelf for nursery

As soon as we moved in, I wanted art in Taylor’s nursery but hadn’t found anything I loved. On a whim, I decided to make a couple pieces just to fill up some wall space. I originally thought these were just going to be temporary but I loved them so much, they are staying around!


I had a couple frames and some paper around the house. I also had a few butterfly name cards leftover from our wedding that my dad helped pick out. Plus, I had gold paint on hand (which is a must in my book!). So, I took a few minutes and put them all together.

Materials needed:


I painted the pre-cut butterflies, taped them on paper and put them in a frame. SO easy, right?

The white frame pictured below is the SÖNDRUM frame from IKEA. It’s such a great price and comes with the white mat (only $6.99).

Taylors nursery in geneva

I’ll probably do a similar project in the next house, for the next nursery. I will be incorporating butterflies in some way since they remind me of my dad who loved butterflies. Still deciding on what else to do! For more of Taylor’s nursery, check out these posts:

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Samantha Regan

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  1. 5.27.16
    Maribeth said:

    Marimeko butterfly fabric stretched on a frame or just framed. Just saw it at Hobby Lobbyy/Boca Raton last week.

    • 5.27.16

      I’ll check it out! I was thinking about cutting fabric pieces into butterfly shapes and stringing them together somehow. Not quite sure yet but this sounds great! Thank you 🙂

  2. 5.27.16

    Super cute idea! I’m still looking for cute prints for my son’s nursery. I’m gonna see if I can find some cute shapes around the house like you did. Thanks for sharing!

    • 5.27.16

      Thanks Angela! You’ll have to share what you come up with! I’m sure it will be wonderful 🙂