Add a touch of whimsy to your DIY home decor with a Butterfly Tree Centerpiece!
A DIY butterfly tree makes a gorgeous party decoration or centerpiece for dining tables, entry tables, nature tables, and weddings. Learn how to make your own butterfly tree with the easy step-by-step directions below. Decorate a DIY butterfly tree today!
My daughter loves decorating trees so much, we have a tree that we decorate for every season. We turn our Easter egg tree into this gorgeous butterfly tree after Easter, decorate a thankful tree in the Fall, and make our own ornaments to decorate a Christmas tree in the winter.
This butterfly tree makes lovely spring and summer DIY home decor… we like to use it as a centerpiece on our dining table, and put it on our nature table.
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How to Make a Butterfly Tree Centerpiece
Making a butterfly tree is an easy and fun way to add spring or summer DIY decor to your home. Children love decorating them as much as Christmas trees!
When I ran a daycare out of my home several years ago, our butterfly tree was always a hit with the little ones. Make sure you put it far out of reach or your children will take all of your butterflies!
Butterfly trees also make a gorgeous party decoration or DIY wedding centerpiece… Just imagine butterflies flying everywhere!
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DIY Butterfly Tree Supplies
- Natural bare branches, white branches or a small twig tree
- Sand, pebbles, rocks, or whatever you’d like to weigh the vase down enough to hold the branches
- Floral feather butterflies, butterflies, and more butterflies
- Bees and floral dragonflies (optional)
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DIY Butterfly Tree Centerpiece Step by Step Directions
Step 1 – Collect or purchase bare branches for butterfly tree
Go on a nature hunt to collect some small bare branches for your DIY butterfly tree. Kids love this activity! If going on a nature hunt for bare branches is not your thing, you can purchase bare branches, white branches, or a small twig tree instead.
Step 2 – Paint branches white (optional)
Leave branches natural or use spray paint to paint them white. Allow time to dry if you choose this option.
Step 3 – Put bare branches in a vase to create a tree for the butterflies
Place branches in a vase and arrange them to your liking.
Step 4 – Add filler to the vase to weight it down
Add sand, pebbles, or vase filler to fill in the spaces around the branches and weigh them down so the vase does not tip over when you decorate the butterfly tree.
Step 5 – Attach pom-poms to butterfly tree branches (optional)
Glue pom-poms onto the branches in the same way that we did on our Thankful Tree. (optional)
Step 6 – Place butterflies on the tree to decorate it
Invite your children to decorate your butterfly tree. Enjoy decorating your butterfly tree with butterflies, bees, dragonflies, and even birds if you like!
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DIY Centerpiece for Homes and Weddings
A DIY Butterfly tree is a lovely DIY centerpiece for any dining table, entry table, summer nature table. It can add a gorgeous spring or summer element to your home decor.
Butterfly trees also make a simple DIY party decoration and DIY wedding centerpiece.
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