bright and Springlike.
I found this wreath at a thrift store. It was a bit the worse for wear and definitely needed a little sprucing up. I decided to make it into a Spring wreath using butterfly files from My Scrap Chick. If you don't have a wreath that needs sprucing up, you can start with a grapevine wreath and decorate it yourself.
I used the following files.
12 inch decorated wreath
12 inch grapevine wreath
silk ivy garland
six silk rose sprigs
thin wire or hot glue
heavy cardstock print scraps in two main colors
pearlescent cardstock to match the prints
small multicolored gems
For my wreath I just removed the bows and decorated the wreath with butterflies. If you are starting with a bare grapevine wreath, first wrap the wreath with the ivy. Use wire or hot glue to hold the ivy in place, if needed. Tuck in the eucalyptus, evenly spacing it around. Wire or glue in place. Finally, evenly space the sprigs of roses around the wreath in the same manner.
I made approximately 24 butterflies using the butterflies from the two My Scrap Chick files. The butterflies ranged from 2 inches to 3 inches tall.
All the butterfly bodies were inked with coordinating colors.
The lacy butterflies were glued only in the body sections, then the wing sections were folded up.
The solid layered butterflies were glued in the center of the body, the wings were folded up, and a pop dot was added under the wings near the body.
Small gems were added to the bodies of all the butterflies.
The butterflies were then hot glued to the wreath alternating sizes, directions and positions on the wreath.
I love how this wreath turned out with all the beautiful butterflies by My Scrap Chick! Why don't you give it a try.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy Spring!