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Easy Butterfly Wrapping Paper with a 3D Effect!

This butterfly wrapping paper is easy to make – and the butterflies look like they are coming off the package! Impress any gift recipient with your creativity.

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you’ll be able to accomplish this project. It’s really easy and really forgiving! You’ll be using a craft knife and drawing with a Sharpie.

DIY butterfly wrapping paper

Looking for a cute and quirky gift wrapping idea? Hi! It’s Leslie from Pink Stripey Socks and I’m seriously IN LOVE with today’s butterfly craft. Our friend recently held a birthday-themed party for her daughter.

I was so inspired by the theme that I incorporated butterflies into my gift wrapping too. Voila! Butterfly cutout DIY wrapping paper! I’m going to show you how this paper craft is done below.

Butterfly Wrapping Paper

To wrap your gift this way, you’ll need these materials:

  • Tissue Paper
  • Scissors
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Craft Knife
  • Cutting Mat
  • Tape
  • Sharpie Marker
DIY butterfly gift wrapping paper

Let’s make butterfly cutout wrapping paper!

Gift wrapped in pink tissue paper and additional orange paper with a pair of scissors and tape

Step 1: Wrap your gift in colorful tissue paper. (I taped on additional strips of orange tissue paper so that my butterfly wings would look more colorful!)

Step 2: Cut out a sheet of wrapping paper to wrap your gift.

Butterfly wing shapes cut out of blue paper with a craft knife

Step 3: Using a craft knife, cut out your butterfly wings. (Remember, you’re only cutting out one wing. You’ll fold back the wing to create a pair of wings.) Vary the size of your butterfly wings to make a more interesting design.

Once you’re finished cutting out your wings, slightly fold them back to make sure that you cut cleanly though the wrapping paper.

Easy DIY butterfly wrapping paper

Step 4: Wrap your gift. Then, fold back your butterfly wings to reveal your beautiful fluttering butterflies! Use a Sharpie marker to add antenna.

Aren’t you excited to try this easy butterfly wrapping paper? I hope you have fun wrapping your birthday gifts this easy and magical way.

Check out my blog, Pink Stripey Socks for more colorful and kid-friendly crafts! I’d also love for you to visit these other posts. Happy making, friends!