Butterfly Shadow Box

This Butterfly Shadow Box is easy to make!  Last week, I created a Facebook page for Create.Craft.Love.  I posted it into my profile and only ONE person liked it!  So I told Miss Jessica (my registered medical assistant at my office) that I would make her anything she wanted since she was the first and only person to like the page.  She showed me two different projects and ended up only picking one.  The other project was so cute that I had to make it too!  I’ll show you how I easily put this Butterfly Shadow Box together!

Butterfly Shadow Box via createcraftlove.com #butterfly #shadowbox #specimenart

Here’s what you need:
Patterned paper
Shadow box
Glue stick
Glue gun

I found this shadow box on sale at Michael’s for $4!

I began by taking the back off my shadow box and tracing it on some white cardstock.  (The shadow box background was black.)  Then I cut out the tracing and hot glued it to the backing.

Set aside.  Then I broke out my new best friend – the Cameo!  I downloaded this awesome 3D butterfly image from the Silhouette store.  Reduce the image by 50% so they are small enough to fit in the shadow box.  I used 12 different papers so they were all unique.  Then I glued just the inside of the butterfly to the white paper (adhered to the backing) and fluffed up their wings.
Measure and space out your butterflies.
Butterfly Shadow Box via createcraftlove.com #butterfly #shadowbox #specimenart
Butterfly Shadow Box via createcraftlove.com #butterfly #shadowbox #specimenart
I love how springy and feminine this looks!  Makes me wish winter was over already!
Butterfly Shadow Box via createcraftlove.com #butterfly #shadowbox #specimenart
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About Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Jill Fritz is a full time outside the home working mommy turned craft blogger. She offers craft/DIY tutorials for Pinterest addicts, craft junkies, DIY fanatics and busy mamas. Jill started Create.Craft.Love. as place to showcase her craftiness and to encourage others to do the same. Create.Craft.Love is a place where passion and creativity collide!


  1. Picking up on that hint ;) Had I been on your page last week, I definitely would have! LOL The butterfly shadowboxes are adorable, btw. They would go great in my daughter’s room!

  2. I’m not finding the link anywhere, Jill! Help me out!

  3. It should work now! I edited the link. Go to my Contacts page and the Facebook link is available now! =) Maybe that’s why no one was linking up! LOL

  4. LOL, probably! Thanks, I’m in! It’s off my personal, though. I’ve yet to make one for mine. Should probably get on that.

  5. I love your butterfly shadow box! It is so pretty. I am trying to come up with ideas to decorate my little girls bedroom and I think I’m going to incorporate something like this. Thanks for the fun idea!

  6. This is so precious! I love it!

  7. I have wanted to try a shadow box craft. This turned oout great!

    Thanks for linking up.
    Amanda Joy
    Joy in the Jumble

  8. This turned out so lovely! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  9. So pretty! Love the 3D-ness. I was hoping to find a template that I could steal to make my own, I don’t have a Silhouette. Darn Silhouette, why do you have to haunt my dreams! hehe Great job!

  10. Hello, found your link last night on Ginger Snap Crafts (blog hop), and so glad I did! I linked to this project in a post today: http://cottonridgellc.com/2012/09/09/creative-blog-hopping/.

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