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!
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)
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
Step 5 – Attach pom-poms to butterfly tree branches (optional)
Step 6 – Place butterflies on the tree to decorate it
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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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- How to Make an Easter Tree Centerpiece
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