DIY: Vinyl Butterflies

March 6th, 2012 | Style, DIY



Our moodboard Set Free showcases our awesomely handmade vinyl butterflies. While you can see them in action in our photos, stay on top of all the awesome newness that just rolled in by stopping by our site. The vinyl butterflies are relatively easy to make (relatively meaning possible), but be careful and you might want clear your schedule for the day. This is a DIY you won’t want to miss –  here’s how these butterflies transformed from old vinyl records. (We found our vinyl records at a thrift store. We do NOT recommend using any favorites of yours/your bf’s/your parents’. ha.).


Materials: Vinyl Records, White & Black Crayon, Butterfly Stencils, Scissors



Center the butterfly pattern on the vinyl record. Trace around it using a white crayon on vinyl, and black crayon in the center.


Line a cookie sheet with tin foil and place the record on top.

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees and place the cookie sheet on the top rack of the oven. Take the record out once it gets very floppy and soft (about 45 seconds).

Use sharp scissors to cut out the butterfly shape. If the record begins to get hard, place it back into the oven until it softens. The record will cool fast, so cut quickly. You will have to place in the oven several times. :)

You’re almost done!

Now that the butterfly is completely cut out, begin to softly bend the wings upward for a 3D effect.




If you do end up making any, huge high fives to you, and send us pictures! See what’s new on our site for even more boho inspiration for your closet.


Check out the rest of our DIYs here!




P.S. Don’t let Pebbles eat your records. :)


17 Comments | Leave a comment
  1. Angie says:

    wow i can’t believe you popped vinyls into the oven! that must have taken a lot of hard work and patience. this was such a beautiful project. thanks for sharing!

    pandaphilia style

  2. Stacy says:

    Wow. These are remarkable. Thanks to this tutorial I know what I’m doing with all my spare vinyl’s. Maybe I’ll be an awesome and make some for my sister in law who is a vinyl junkie!

  3. Carla Wyatt says:

    Craft stores have blank vinyl records to use..

  4. Christina says:

    These are cute, but is it safe to breath in the toxins the heated plastic emits???

  5. Sam says:

    I saw these and had to give it a go…….. and they have turned out amazing…… sooooooo amazing that a few of my friends are nagging me for some…. alot of patience is needed and sharp scissors and gloves cause they get really hot !!! lol :D Thanks for the amazing idea :)

  6. tsence says:

    LOVE them. Thank you so much for sharing! Glad you used our DIY. :)

  7. Lisa says:

    I tried it yesterday and they turned out great! (It’s true, you need lots of patience and gloves haha)
    How did you attach them to the wall?

  8. Sam says:

    Hi Lisa, Try something like the the 3M Command Mini Hooks. They are removable hooks :)

  9. An Geli Ka says:

    Beautiful !!! – Only Problem i am not sure, with of my old reords a should spend ;-) )) – AND you dog is soooo cute ;-)
    Greatings from Germany

  10. Candice Huddle says:

    Oh my goodness, these are absolutely stunning!! I am SO making these this weekend!! Thank-you for the tutorial!!

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  13. Peggy SoubletHatten says:

    Lovely idea!

  14. Kandice says:

    Does the outline have to be crayon or could I use chalk?

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