DIY butterfly decoring boxes are a fun way to decorate your living space without needing any help from a professional.
DIY butterfly decorations come in a range of shapes and sizes, and can be made with anything from recycled materials to household objects like baby strollers and kitchen utensils.
We caught up with Rachel from Beautiful DIY to see how she created her DIY butterfly decoration box from leftover pieces of fabric and recycled furniture scraps.
Rachel, 28, said she got into DIY butterfly lighting after finding herself overwhelmed by the amount of work it took to decorating the front and back of her home.
“I’ve got a bunch of furniture I’ve spent a long time working on, like a lot of furniture from the 1940s and 1950s, so I knew that I needed to do something to help out with those pieces, and I thought, ‘Why not just put those together?'”
“So I started looking at what furniture pieces are already used and finding what I needed.”
Rachel said she found a lot leftover pieces from other decorating projects she’d been doing, and decided to put her own spin on the old DIY boxes.
Rachel said the main difference between DIY butterfly boxes and those made from recycled furniture is that you can add or remove decorative items as you please.
“You can do the back-lighting, you can do a lot more of that,” she said.
Rachel explained that her DIY box is made from two pieces of recycled fabric: a front door cover and a back door cover.
Rachel also used reclaimed wood scraps, but not all of it was used.
“The back-lit pieces were from a couple of pieces of old coffee cans I had hanging,” Rachel said, referring to the front door and back door.
“They’re made from an old pair of old leather boots.
They’re made out of a piece of wood that I had sitting in my garage for a couple years.”
Rachel also bought a couple dozen decorative butterfly lights that she found at a thrift store, along with a couple old lamps that she’d salvaged from a scrap yard.
She used these lamps to illuminate her front and side doors.
Rachel says her DIY boxes are easy to make and have a very minimal maintenance.
“I only use one-inch screws, one- and two-inch hardware screws,” she explained.
“There are no nails in the box.”
She also says that the DIY boxes have been a great help in keeping her home organized and tidy.
“The only thing that I’ve really changed since I started is that I do have a cabinet cabinet,” Rachel explained.
“It’s not really a kitchen cabinet, but it’s a kitchen,” Rachel continued.
“And I use a lot less stuff than I used to.
It’s not quite as cluttered as I used when I had a huge yard, but I have to do a little more organizing now.”
Rachel says she plans to add more decorative items to her DIY boxed and is looking forward to sharing more pictures of her DIY decorations.