Recently I have really been loving these taxidermy butterfly cases. I am not a butterfly kind of girl really but no-one can say that Butterflies aren't pretty. I am not sure if anyone else has tried to buy them off of eBay or Etsy, but they are rather expensive, especially for the vintage ones which are really the only ones I am comfortable with buying. I received four for my Christmas and love them but then I thought they would look really good next to paper versions of them.
Turns out Origami does not agree with me in a way I do not understand. Never before have I got so annoyed at a craft before, I have sewn thousands of beads in my lifetime and within the few hours I cracked throwing paper around in a huff. I am not sure if it was because my boyfriend referred to it as "applied Maths" that I had such an aversion to it or what? But if you do not like maths or paper I would advise simply cutting out the shapes from silhouettes like these, depending on the paper you used it could look equally as good. You could even layer them to get a similar effect as the origami.
Paper in different patterns, origami if you have
A deep picture frame
So cut your paper into squares, of different sizes and then look for tutorials for origami butterflies. There are honestly MILLIONS of options, I used ones that had accompanying Youtube videos so it was easier to see what I was doing. Most of the videos have pretty fruity music or dreamy voice overs, maybe this is what made me so angry, but regardless I linked each butterfly I made with the tutorial I used for it.
Here is a Youtube tutorial for this one:
The video for this Butterfly is this:
Youtube Tutorial for this one
Hopefully you aren't too stressed, keep going, picking different paper, different types of origami and different sizes of paper until you have enough to fill your picture frame.