I am so excited to share this super easy, gorgeous wreath my sweet Caitlyn and I made. I’m in the midst of a little front porch overhaul (which I will share in a later post) and while scouring Pinterest for some inspo. I spotted This Gorgeous butterfly wreath from Etsy, that I had to have, but I didn’t want to buy it. I wanted to make it!
So I went on a little hunt for supplies and found just what I was looking for on good ole’ Amazon! I’m sure all of these things can be found at any of the craft stores, but I wasn’t in the mood to head out on foot, so online I went. It was seriously a piece of cake and took about 2 hours. we turned a movie on while making it and in no time at all, it was all done.
To make it you will need:
-18-inch Grapevine Wreath found here.
– These Butterfly art stickers (they’re plastic not paper and have held up very well)
–Glue gun and extra glue sticks
-1-inch ribbon of your choice. I used this one here.
To assemble it all together I took all the stickers and separated them by color. then I started a pattern beginning with red, yellow, blue, green, pink, purple. repeat.
I laid each butterfly down and arranged them where I wanted to glue it first before I actually applied the glue.
Then just followed that patterned the whole way around. I wanted mine to be kind of messy and not exact. When it came to applying the glue I was very careful because the glue was very HOT. I mostly stuck glue to the body of the butterfly and avoided glue on the wings as much as I could (remember the butterflies are plastic and getting glue on the wings could change their form.)
When all was said and done I let it dry and cool down before attaching the ribbon. To attach the ribbon I cut 2 exact pieces in length. My Wreath was oblong in shape so I decided to use the wider side and then just glue the ribbon to the back of the wreath. I measured exactly how it would lay to get it perfect. after gluing each piece of ribbon I tied the ends together to create a knot. I also glue the knot together for extra security and that’s it!
(Don’t worry about how messy attaching the ribbon looks you won’t be able to see it at all so it doesn’t need to be pretty. Also if the ribbon isn’t your thing. heavy duty fishing wire would work. Just make a nice loop and secure it onto the back with super glue. Attach a command hook to your door and you’re good to go!)
There really is no wrong way to do this. I also had quite a bit of butterflies left over so I’m gonna hang on to them for a similar project later on.
All in all the entire little project cost me about $32 (minus the glue gun and glue which I already had on hand). It’s something Caitlyn and I will cherish forever. Let me know if you make one too. I would love to see it!