I measured my canvas (20x16) and decided that I would do 10 rows of 8. That meant 80 little butterflies to punch out. My mom bought me a butterfly punch, which really made it go quick. I used a ruler and a pencil to put little marks on the canvas where each butterfly would go. I decided to leave one inch of space around the border and put the butterflies two inches apart both left and right and top and bottom.
Then I laid them all out so I could make sure the colors were distributed evenly. I went with very colorful because the idea of a one color pallet room just doesn’t fit my personality. I knew I wanted to make a few art pieces that would make it so I could bring in something of any color and it would still “go” in the room. Of course if you could do all pink or purple if that’s your style for a girls room.
After that, I folded the wings of each butterfly up so that the end product would be 3D. Then the only thing left was gluing. I used my new oh so cute glue gun that I got for Christmas and put a strip of hot glue down the middle of the butterfly and put it right on its little dot. One thing that I found was that too much glue, and it would squish out… too little glue, and they would later pop off.
I held it up against the wall, and man I like how it turned out. Now I just need to convince Lan to hang it :)