A tutorial to make a Spring Butterfly Wreath. I also have a free printable butterfly template available for download as a PDF.
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This particular wreath is to be a gift for a little girl who just found out she is going to be a big sis! As per our family tradition, all the kids are named with B names. I know this wreath will be perfect to decorate her door. Since this is an indoor wreath, I went the simple route of using paper butterflies but felt or stiffened fabric would be good to use on a covered porch or front entry.
Wrap the ribbon around the hoop and secure with a sewing pin. Occasionally, it would pucker in the weave so hide any imperfections in the back.
Here is the inspiration for the color scheme. I found this beautiful butterfly paper from Heidi Swapp and I knew it was the one. It even had butterflies, lol! I picked several solid and patterned papers for my butterfly wreath. I only ended up using the solid colors but being prepared never hurts. 🙂
Here is the butterfly template I made. I only used the top one but I have two available for your personal use. There are two sizes of each, a 3 inch and ~2 inch. I cut them out of regular cardstock and traced the butterflies for each paper used on the wreath.
I folded back the wings on the paper butterflies and pinned them to the form with some small metal sewing pins. I love how easy they are to attach and fix if you change your mind.
Now this butterfly wreath needs some spring bling! Using necklace pearls, thread yet more sewing pins through the hole and attached them to the wreath form.
The wreath is finished off with a monogram “B” in the middle. It is suspended from the wreath using thread, but clear plastic thread or fishing line would be even better.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!