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How to Make a Spring Butterfly Wreath

Make a Spring Butterfly Wreath with colorful butterflies! We’ll show you how to decoupage wood butterflies with fabric to make your own DIY wreath.

Hi Kenarry Readers! It’s Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil (the O’Neil Sisters from RunningWithSisters.com), and we have a darling decoupage project to share with you – A Spring Butterfly Wreath! We don’t know about you, but we are ready for spring, so we thought we’d wish spring hello with a colorful wreath featuring a rainbow of butterflies! We started by shopping for calico cotton fabrics with a small print. While we were shopping, we picked out an acrylic craft paint to match each fabric. 

Spring Butterfly Wreath for your front door with colorful decoupage butterflies

We made a step-by-step video showing how to make the fabric covered butterflies. In it we share our favorite tips and tricks for decoupaging fabric onto craft wood using Mod Podge. We even show you a trick for making the butterflies look like they are flying! Follow the steps below along with the video to make your colorful butterflies. Then continue on to arrange them on a “Hello Spring” wreath. So cute!

How to Make A Spring Butterfly Wreath

What you need: 

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Materials To Decoupage Butterflies: 

Materials To Make Wreath:

Steps To Make Butterflies:

1. Paint Wooden Butterflies

Paint one wooden butterfly in each of the colors: magenta, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, blue, and purple. Paint both sides and the edges of each butterfly, then let dry or use a blow dryer to speed up the drying process.

2. Cut Out Fabric

how to decoupage wood butterflies with fabric for a spring wreath

Trace a painted butterfly onto the back of its matching fabric two times so you have a piece to cover the front and the back. Cut the butterflies out of the fabric and set aside.

3. Cut Wooden Butterflies

how to decoupage wood butterflies with fabric for a spring wreath

To give the butterflies dimension, cut each one in half using a craft knife. Draw a straight line down the center of the butterfly with a ballpoint pen. Press hard to create a groove to use as a score line. Hold the butterfly carefully without your fingers in the way and score the pen line with the craft knife. Use light strokes over and over rather than trying to cut through the craft wood all at once. Continue scoring the craft wood until the butterfly breaks in half.

4. Decoupage The Fabric

how to decoupage wood butterflies with fabric for a spring wreath

To decoupage the fabric onto the butterfly, apply a thick coat of Mod Podge on the front halves of the butterfly with a craft paintbrush.

how to decoupage wood butterflies with fabric for a spring wreath

Place the fabric on top of the wet Mod Podge and smooth out any wrinkles with your finger. Press out any excess decoupage medium and wipe off the edges of the butterfly.

how to decoupage wood butterflies with fabric for a spring wreath

Apply a coat of Mod Podge directly over the top of the fabric. Use a blow dryer to dry that side of the butterfly.

how to decoupage wood butterflies with fabric for a spring wreath

Decoupage the fabric onto the other side of the butterfly in the same way, but before you blow it dry, fold the butterfly wings downward slightly to give the appearance of flying. Use a blow dryer to dry it in that position. To do this, we placed the butterfly so it was folded over the edge of a plastic box with the wet side up, then dried it completely with a blow dryer.

Repeat To Make All Butterflies

how to decoupage wood butterflies with fabric for a spring wreath

Repeat until you have a butterfly decoupaged with fabric in each of the colors: magenta, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, blue, and purple!

Steps To Make Butterfly Wreath:

1. Attach 7 Butterflies

Hot glue the magenta, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, and blue butterflies to the upper left of the wreath in rainbow order. Tilt each butterfly a slightly different way as you glue.

2. Paint Die-cut

painted hello spring wood sign for front door wreath

Paint the “Hello Spring” wood die-cut with the yellow craft paint and dry using the blow dryer. Glue it to the right-hand side of the wreath.

3. Arrange Greenery

Hot glue the green leaf sprigs to the bottom right of the wreath so the leaves point in different directions. Arrange and glue the purple silk flowers on top of the leaves.

4. Attach Last Butterfly

Glue the purple butterfly just to the right of the green leaf sprigs to complete your Spring Butterfly Wreath.

Make an easy Spring Butterfly Wreath for your front door with colorful butterflies! We'll show you how to decoupage wood butterflies with fabric to make your own DIY wreath. #springcrafts #spring #kenarry

Didn’t this Spring Butterfly Wreath turn out cute?! We love the way you can transform simple craft wood shapes with a little fabric and Mod Podge. And it’s so easy! What have you decoupaged with Mod Podge? Let us know. We’d love to hear from you! 

Happy Crafting,
Jennifer & Kitty

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