Dress up a potted plant or a vase of flowers with these fun, easy to make butterfly plant stakes! You can create these with supplies you probably have around the house, such as bamboo skewers and acrylic craft paint. I used the Sizzix eclips2 DIY Cutting System to cut out the butterflies but if you don't have an electronic cutting system, you can cut them out by hand or use a traditional die like this Sizzix Butterfly Die Set.

Butterfly Picks with Sizzix eclips2 JPriest

Here's how to make pretty paper butterfly plant stakes to dress up your home and garden for Spring:

I used old, I mean really OLD paper from my stash to make this project. Bet you didn't know it was old paper, right? This falls right in line with my philosophy to MAKE-ENJOY-BUY (maybe)-REPEAT that I am following this year. We've got to use the old stash in order to make room for new things. And in using the old stash, why not enjoy it a little? I mean there is a reason I hung on to this paper for 3, 4, or more years. It's pretty! This project is a great way to enjoy the pretty paper and feel good about using things up. I used the plant stakes inside of a rustic farmhouse plant box I created to make it festive for the upcoming Easter holiday and beyond into Spring.

 Plant Box Vignette JPriest

Head on over to the Sizzix blog today to see how I decorated a plain Rustic Tote from Walnut Hollow and turned it into a Farmhouse Chic planter!

Supplies to make this Butterfly Plant Stake project:


Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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6 thoughts on “Pretty Paper Butterfly Plant Stakes

  1. These are so beautiful! I love butterflies and plants, and this is a great way to combine the two! Also a great surprise treat to add to a houseplant or flower arrangement you might be giving to someone! Way better than those store-bought plastic signs!

    Posted on April 5, 2015 at 5:47 pm
  2. Really cute project. Love the vibrant pictures.

    Posted on April 6, 2015 at 10:48 am
    1. Thanks so much!

      Posted on April 6, 2015 at 3:03 pm
  3. What an eye you have!!! Beautiful butterflies, my granddaughter will love making them.

    Posted on May 18, 2017 at 5:21 am
  4. Beautiful butterflies, my granddaughter will love making them.

    Posted on May 18, 2017 at 5:22 am