It’s time for flowers, fresh air and sunbeams! Home décor DIY here we come! Who’s up for a simple way to add a touch of spring to your home? This project was inspired by my little guy who has adored bugs since he could catch them! I have always loved shadow boxes and thought is would be fun to create what would look like a real butterfly collection for his room. This Spring Butterfly Shadow Box is a fun craft that brings nature indoors!

Spring butterfly shadow box for kids room decor.


There are so many possibilities to this Spring Butterfly Shadow Box. If butterflies are not your thing lady bugs, dragon flies or pretty floral pieces are all wonderful options.
Butterfly shadow box materials for a fun DIY your kids will love.
Spring Butterfly Shadow Box Materials:
  • wood stain & brush
  • 10 x 12 piece of burlap (or what size fits the inside of the shadow box you find)
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • 3 butterflies
  • scissors
  • painting tape


1. Place the tape along the inside edge of the front of the shadow box. This provides a barrier to protect the glass from the stain.
2. Stain the unfinished shadow box with stain of your choice. Allow to dry.
3. Cut burlap to fit the size of the inside of the box. (I used the free picture insert that came inside as a pattern to size my burlap.)
4. Hot glue the burlap into the back of the shadow box by placing hot glue on the back of the burlap and pressing firmly into place.
5. Hot glue butterflies in place. I have found….if you are a “eye-it” kinda gal like me, starting with the middle butterfly helps to align the butterflies best…or if you must..hehe…measure (wink).
You are done! Enjoy creating! Dovidenia. XO


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