How to Make a Gold Butterfly Mirror That Looks Designer

3 Materials
1 Hour

Today I want to show you how to make a cute gold butterfly mirror out of an 8-inch wreath frame, a six-inch circular mirror, and some fun paper butterflies.

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How to make a gold butterfly mirror

This butterfly-framed mirror is simple to make, but it looks gorgeous when it's finished!

Paper butterflies spread out on a cardboard box

1. Expand the paper butterflies wings

Spread the butterflies out on some cardboard and expand their wings to make them more three-dimensional.

Spray painting paper butterflies and a wreath frame gold

2. Spray paint the butterflies and wreath frame

Once the wings are spread, spray paint the butterflies and wreath frame in metallic gold. Make sure to let them dry well before each coat.

Sticking gold butterflies to the wreath frame

3. Stick butterflies to the frame

Once the paint is dry, attach the butterflies to the frame using hot glue. Start in the middle and work your way out.

Mirror butterfly wall décor

I wanted a more random look so I decided to glue my butterflies in different directions.

Gluing a round mirror to the butterfly covered wreath frame

4. Add a mirror

Once the butterflies are glued in place it's time to add a mirror.

Add some hot glue to the wreath frame and then press it onto the mirror. 

If your mirror does not have a wall hook you will need to glue one onto the back.

Want more creative butterfly projects?

Explore this Maple Seed Butterfly Artwork project for another fun and eco-friendly butterfly craft!

Butterfly framed mirror

How to make a beautiful gold butterfly mirror that looks designer

I'm really happy with how my butterfly mirror turned out. It was easy to make, didn't require a lot of time, and wasn't expensive at all.

I hope you enjoyed it as well. I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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  • Ginger Ginger on Nov 22, 2021

    Where did you get the butterflies?

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  • Leslie Leslie on Nov 23, 2021

    For contrast I would have filled in the open areas with some of the paper flowers for contrast or placed the butterflies so that no wire showed or maybe you wanted that. Origami butterflies and home made butterflies would work too. Either way it is a lovely mirror and thank you for sharing.

    • Katen Katen on Nov 11, 2023

      I prefer open spaces. If you ever watch butterfly’s they seem to congregate with social distance.

  • Dee Dee on Mar 11, 2023

    What a unique idea. Would look great in a bathroom or kids room.