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Make A Summer Butterfly Wreath

Updated on August 4, 2014
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Professional scrapbook artist, paper crafter, and author, I have taught people how to make family memories into legacies for 20 years.

Summer Wreath For Home Or Wedding Décor

Have you ever created a wreath for your home ? Are you planning a Spring or Summer wedding ? It is not difficult to create a stunning wreath for your use or a special occasion. Anyone without ever having any experience can create something special with their own special touches. This wreath adapts itself to your home use. But with a change in color to all pink or blue, this wreath makes a nice touch to a baby shower. In white or your wedding colors, this is a perfect addition to your butterfly or summer wedding.

When I designed this wreath, I used some flowers that I had available in my stash. If you are creating this wreath and need supplies, buy the silk flowers by the bunch. Look for end of season or beginning of season sales. because I love to design wreaths, I keep a seasonal supply of silk flowers on hand in my craft room

When you are using the glue gun, always keep a glass of cold water nearby to dip your fingers into in case you get some of the hot glue on your fingers

May Arts Butterfly Ribbon - Use A Color That Fits Your Décor

I love the May Arts Ribbon ! These butterflies are perfect for this project ! I used the yellow butterfly ribbon, but you could vary the color to fit your décor. The quality of this ribbon makes it very easy to use ! Chose your favorite color and adapt the project to fit your needs !

May Arts 1-1/2-Inch Wide Ribbon, Pink Sheer Butterflies
May Arts 1-1/2-Inch Wide Ribbon, Pink Sheer Butterflies

This pink color could easily be used for a baby shower ! Or for a little girls room !

 
May Arts 1-1/2-Inch Wide Ribbon, Lavender Sheer Butterflies
May Arts 1-1/2-Inch Wide Ribbon, Lavender Sheer Butterflies

I love purple for a perfect wreath at Easter time !

 
May Arts 1-1/2-Inch Wide Ribbon, Ivory Sheer Butterflies
May Arts 1-1/2-Inch Wide Ribbon, Ivory Sheer Butterflies

Having a wedding ? These butterflies would be perfect for any wedding, but especially for a butterfly themed wedding

 
May Arts 1-1/2-Inch Wide Ribbon, Orange Sheer Butterflies
May Arts 1-1/2-Inch Wide Ribbon, Orange Sheer Butterflies

This color reminds me of a more rustic theme or a late summer theme

 
May Arts 1-1/2-Inch Wide Ribbon, Yellow Sheer Butterflies
May Arts 1-1/2-Inch Wide Ribbon, Yellow Sheer Butterflies

This was my choice for this project. I love this yellow color ! So bright and cheerful.

 
Summer Butterfly Wreath Materials
Summer Butterfly Wreath Materials

Create Your Summer Butterfly Wreath

Nothing says Spring and Summer more than the butterfly ! After the long winter, the butterfly reminds us that Spring and summer are here. Those captivating colorful insects bring joy and wonder to our days. For me, the colors of the daisy and blue flowers of any kind, are the bright and joyful colors of the season. So I chose the yellow butterfly and tones of blue to bring the summer to this project. Add daisies with their yellow centers and you have a joyful décor piece for your front door.

Time required: About 2-3 hours

Difficulty: medium

Cost: Varies

Materials:

  • Moss wreath in the size of your choice
  • May Arts Butterfly Ribbon
  • May Arts Blue Ribbon Flowers
  • Silk Daisy Flowers
  • Silk Blue Flowers
  • Thin Floral Wire
  • Glitter glue in Blue
  • Glitter glue in gold
  • Glitter glue in silver
  • Small pearl beads
  • Clear glue gun sticks

Tools:

  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Wooden toothpicks
  • Floral wire cutter

Instructions:

1. Gather all your materials and tools. Cover your work area with newspaper or a plastic craft mat

2. Separate flowers from their stems with the wire cutter. You will want the flower heads only. Disgard the stems, but not the leaves. Cut the leaves from the bunch and set them aside

3. Design the layout of your wreath. Determine the amount of flowers and butterflies that you will need

4. Take the May Arts butterfly ribbon and cut the butterflies off the roll, leaving a very small amount of ribbon behind the butterflies on some of the butterflies- about an inch or so on each end. Cut some of the ribbon completely off some of the others.

5. Carefully using the wooden toothpick, design the wings of the butterfly using the glitter glue. Add the colors one at a time allowing to dry between applications

6. Using the glue gun, glue three pearl beads to form the head and body on the butterflies. Allow to dry.

7. Fold the ribbon around the butterflies with the ribbon remnants and use the floral wire to make a tail for several of the butterflies.

8. Make loops with any remaining ribbon and secure with the floral wire.

9. Now place the wreath on top of the plastic sheets or newspapers. Arrange the leaves around the wreath as a base for your design. Using the glue gun, arrange the leaves, leaving 12 or so as fillers in your design.

10. Arrange the larger flowers on your wreath, placing them equal distances from one another. Glue them onto the wreath with the glue gun

11. Fill in the other spaces of the flowers adding the remaining daises and leaves. Glue them onto the wreath form. Save a couple of the daisies and a couple of the butterflies for the wreath bow

12. Next, arrange the smaller daisies on each side of the larger flowers. I like to place at least three of the smaller flowers around the larger. Add a two to three leaves around each of these mini arrangements. Once you are satisfied with the results, glue each flower and leaf.

13. Decorate flat blue ribbon flowers with a dab of blue glitter glue. Set aside till dry

14. Add the loops of ribbon from the butterfly roll and the glitter glue butterflies interspaced between the flowers and leaves. As you work around the arrangement, glue each piece onto the wreath form with the glue gun.

15. Make the wreath ribbon by looping the larger and the thinner ribbon together. Fix in the center with the floral wire. Glue onto the wreath. Add a couple of the remaining daisies and the butterflies for a nice accent with the glue

More Project Photos

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Here is the butterfly with the tail on both ends decorated with the glitter glue. Fold over the tails and secure with floral wire to create a tail.This is how the butterfly should look once the wire is applied and the tail is createdLarger flowers should be placed first equally around the wreath formAdd smaller flowers around larger ones creating mini bouquetsFill in spaces with additional flowers and leaves
Here is the butterfly with the tail on both ends decorated with the glitter glue. Fold over the tails and secure with floral wire to create a tail.
Here is the butterfly with the tail on both ends decorated with the glitter glue. Fold over the tails and secure with floral wire to create a tail.
This is how the butterfly should look once the wire is applied and the tail is created
This is how the butterfly should look once the wire is applied and the tail is created
Larger flowers should be placed first equally around the wreath form
Larger flowers should be placed first equally around the wreath form
Add smaller flowers around larger ones creating mini bouquets
Add smaller flowers around larger ones creating mini bouquets
Fill in spaces with additional flowers and leaves
Fill in spaces with additional flowers and leaves

You can use any combination of flowers and colors. What ever combo you chose, make sure that one of the flower colors are larger than the other.

More Supplies For The Summer Butterfly Wreath

How To Make The Perfect Wreath Bow

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Do you love to create wreaths for your home and special occasions? I have a collection of wreaths for every season and holiday. How about you?

Do you love making wreaths? - We'd love to hear your thoughts and comments

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      Linda F Correa 3 years ago from Spring Hill Florida

      @Ibidii: Thanks you. I love the colors of summer

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      Linda F Correa 3 years ago from Spring Hill Florida

      @Craftymarie: Thanks for your kind words

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      nicely put together, very pretty and easy to follow!

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      Marie 3 years ago

      What a beautiful design - very pretty indeed. You've shown how it is possible to make a gorgeous looking wreath at home :)

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      Ibidii 3 years ago

      It has been ages since I made a wreath! I love butterflies and this is great to take the ribbon and add sparkle with glitter! Very pretty Linda!