When it came to figuring out art for Evie’s room (remember she requested butterflies?), I knew I wanted to try this great tutorial from Honey and Fitz. I’ve used oversized acrylic sheets for framing wallpaper before and I loved it, but I really like the look of double-paned acrylic rather than just the one sheet against the wall.
I had no idea that you can buy smaller sheets of acrylic at Lowes! Such a helpful tip! I picked up four of these 30×36″ sheets for about $20 each and then I got started on the artwork with my girls.
I found this butterfly book at an antique book store (it can be found here too).
It has about 50 color plates of butterfly sketches that I referenced to draw random butterflies on two sheets of lilac colored art paper that I cut to be just a few inches shorter than the acrylic sheets.
Then all you do is thread the holes with a 1/2″ long machine screw and a nut to sandwich the two boards together.
I love how this project turned out and the girls really loved working on it with me! :)