DIY Large Paper Butterfly Template


Download this butterfly cutting file to craft your own giant paper butterfly. At 20” wide, it's a wonderful highlight on a flower wall backdrop at a wedding or as a stand alone wall display. Whether you choose to hand cut or cut with your Silhouette or Cricut cutting machine, this template includes the files you’ll need. Downloads include step-by-step instructions with photos (PDF) and a link to a video tutorial.

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

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    Tools & Supplies Needed

    Scissors (if hand cutting)
    Craft knife and cutting mat (if hand cutting)
    Craft glue
    Card stock
    Thick dowel rod or other round object for shaping the butterfly body
    Silhouette or Cricut Explore craft cutter (Optional)
    Floral wire (Optional)

    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 2022. All Rights Reserved.