DIY Large Paper Butterfly Template


Updated for 2023! Download this template to craft your own giant paper butterfly. Measuring 21” wide, it's a wonderful highlight on a large paper flower display or as stand alone wall art. The template is adjustable, so you can create butterflies in various sizes. Even though the finished butterfly is large, the template is designed so that each piece fits on an 8.5 x 11” sheet of card stock. Whether you choose to hand cut or cut with your Silhouette or Cricut craft cutter, this file set includes the formats you’ll need. Downloads include step-by-step instructions with photos (PDF).

Skill level: Easy
Project time: 30 minutes plus cutting time

    File Formats
    • SVG
    • DXF
    • PDF
    Tools & Supplies Needed

    Craft glue
    Card stock
    Optional: Silhouette or Cricut cutting machine
    Optional: Scissors or craft knife (if hand cutting)

    See recommendations for tools and supplies.


    Personal use only, no commercial use. No limit on the number of items made for personal use. Files should not be shared with friends, sold, or used to make items that are sold. Copyright © Especially Paper 2023. All Rights Reserved.