Asked on Jul 30, 2014

Metal butterflies... what to do?

Rachelle Morris
by Rachelle Morris
I found these awesome metal butterflies and would love some ideas as to what to so with them. I am making over a girls room right now for two of our daughters ages 8 and 5. They love butterflies. I am going to be having a bunch of paper butterflies on a wall for some art. As I was going through stuff I have collected, I found these and would love some ideas as to what to so with them. They wanted their room pink and purple so that is what it is. I am also doing a large feature wall and onto an adjoining wall a huge painting of the truffula trees (from the Lorax). Any ideas are welcome. Thanks in advance!
Metal butterflies... need ideas please!
  15 answers
  • Elvira Pulido Elvira Pulido on Jul 30, 2014
    I would spray in colorful colors, making them fun for your daughters. These should perhaps be the main attraction surrounding them with your paper butterflies. Good Luck sounds like you'll be busy, post after pictures, I would love to see how it turned out.
    • Traceycater Traceycater on Jul 31, 2014
      @Elvira Pulido I agree, I would paint them the colors of the girls choice. These are so pretty, I want some too!
  • Mildred O Mildred O on Jul 30, 2014
    I have the same ones and what I did was I got colorful ceramic ones and hung these in between the colorful ones and I love them.
  • Mal276724 Mal276724 on Jul 31, 2014
    Spray paint them white...I think a fresh coat of white paint makes everything look fresh and modern.
  • Marilyn Riggs Marilyn Riggs on Jul 31, 2014
    These are cute! I would jewels in openings, mirrored ones, lace dollies, fabric lace, colored fabric to match room color, they would also look good around the corner of a mirror, attach a large paper clip to the small one to use as a paperclip holder
  • Donna Byram Donna Byram on Jul 31, 2014
    I would paint them white as suggested by Emily, then let the girls glue Purple,pink and clear glass beads on the edge of the wings over the round holes. Then tear drop shaped ones on the tails. Most little girls like pretty jewels.
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  • Jeanette S Jeanette S on Jul 31, 2014
    I would leave them just like they are and suspend them at different heights from the ceiling on fishing line that would become invisible. Then any number of things could be added to enhance the grouping.
  • Leslie Stakely Morrow Leslie Stakely Morrow on Jul 31, 2014
    Spray paint them in the colors you are using add to mirror with suction hanger and add one to a lamp shade with a clip..or even add to a flower arrangement...😊
  • Trent-Tonya Sharp Trent-Tonya Sharp on Jul 31, 2014
    if the wall is white and you are trying to add color spray paint them a color if not leave them gold and put by a picture..i remember having these in my moms house from home interior
  • Vonzella Crawley Vonzella Crawley on Jul 31, 2014
    paint paint paint would be nice for lil girls room
  • Trent-Tonya Sharp Trent-Tonya Sharp on Jul 31, 2014
    this would be a cute idea also frame the butterflies... paint the frame with gold butterfly or frame with a painted butterfly
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  • Angie W Angie W on Aug 01, 2014
    I love Donna Byram's idea.....Girls love colorful things.....I'd paint them different bright colors, then glue little gems, beads, sea glass onto them.....That would be gorgeous !!! I think I am going to do some for my fence...I have an all white vinyl fence, and these would look gorgeous !!
  • Pam Filardo Pam Filardo on Oct 15, 2014
    Put them in a picture frame . Paint the wall in a square , the size of the picture frame in a different color and put the butterflies inside the picture frame !
  • Lori Lori on Dec 03, 2014
    Depending on the age of the girls and the type of furniture, I would maybe lite one on the corner of thr
  • Lori Lori on Dec 03, 2014
    Sorry- the dresser mirror or bed post or lamp shade, just like they might do if they were real and flew in the window. If their room is pink and purples I might paint them silver and put a few "jewels" on them but not lose the fact that they are butterflies, and not heavy jewelry.
  • Jillaconti Jillaconti on Feb 04, 2017

    I know this is an old thread but could you post a photo of what you did? I'm doing a girl nursery with butterflies.