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Butterflies are beautiful and mystical creatures that some people capture and collect. When put on display, a butterfly in a shadow box is a gorgeous piece of art. You can purchase a shadow frame for butterflies and make your own DIY craft project or buy pre-made shadow box butterfly art that showcases these colorful creatures.

How Do You Use a Butterfly Shadow Box Frame?

For those who want to make a DIY butterfly shadow box, first you need to purchase a shadow box frame. Next, decide how many butterflies you plan to place in each 3D butterfly shadow box. Some people only place a single butterfly in each box, while other people display multiple butterflies of different sizes. You can also designate each box for their own species or color. For example, make one Monarch butterfly shadow box and another blue butterfly shadow box. When it comes to butterfly shadow box ideas, the options are truly endless.

Once you decide on the size of your shadow box and how you’ll display your butterflies, it’s time to measure things out. Find the center of the frame and mark it. Then, carefully place your butterfly into the box and gently spread the wings out. Hold the thorax of the butterfly and insert a single pin into the center. If you’ve correctly made a real butterfly shadow box, the butterfly will appear like it’s floating in the middle of the box.

Why Do People Put a Butterfly in a Shadow Box?

The main reason people display butterflies in a 3D butterfly shadow box is for artistic expression. The wings of butterflies are colorful and ornate. When pinned properly, shadow box butterfly art is very popular, and beautiful, and attracts a lot of attention. Some people purchase butterfly shadow bow frames for more scientific reasons. By capturing, pinning, labeling, and displaying each butterfly species, people can study and learn from them.