I absolutely love hanging wreaths in my home – they are such a great way to freshen up your home decor throughout the seasons. Wreaths can also be kept year after year and reused! If you visited Abbi Kirsten Collections blog before, you know I am an immense lover of papercraft. When I played with paper and experimented by combining iron-on vinyl with cardstock, I created a new way to make easy DIY paper butterflies, I decided to use the paper butterfly craft to make a colorful DIY wreath for spring- what’s more cheerful than a flock of rainbow butterflies?!
Because of the butterfly wings’ intricate nature, this papercraft will require a Cricut machine or a similar machine.
If you’re looking for more paper crafts that you can make with your Cricut machine, make sure to check out my favorite 21 Easiest Paper Flowers For Beginners!
I will be using an embroidery hoop to create this DIY wreath project, but you could use a traditional wreath base as well. or you can build the reef. You will need to make either your paper butterflies or paper flowers. I am using my easy DIY paper butterfly tutorial, and I have created the butterflies in a variety of rainbow colors and sizes.
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DIY Wreath for Spring – Supplies to Make the Paper Butterfly Embroidery Hoop Wreath
- Embroidery hoops or any wreath base
- Glue gun
- Premade paper butterflies or paper flowers. Check out my freebie orchid templates here!
- Ribbon for wreath
- Command hooks to hang your wreath
How to Make Paper Butterflies
- Start by loading the butterfly templates into Design Space. Learn how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space here. I also have some free butterflies here as well!
- Scale the butterflies to your preferred size. I made nine butterflies scaled progressively smaller. And of course, they were rainbow colors!
- I cut the solid butterfly piece in cardstock and the intricate piece in glitter black iron-on vinyl.
- After weeding my iron-on vinyl, I used my Easypress mini to transfer the HTV to the cardstock. I used the medium setting for about 30 seconds.
- Repeat the process for all your butterfly pieces.
DIY Butterfly Wreath Tutorial
Now that we have our paper butterflies we can start building our DIY wreath for Spring! The video tutorial above will show you step by step how to make this spring wreath or you can take a glance at the steps in the pictures below.
- Using a large embroidery hoop, open the two pieces and separate them. You want to use the piece that does not have the metal screw-on top I used to and watery poops in an extra-large size and a large size because I wanted to have an offset look to my wreath.
- Glue the smaller embroidery hoop inside the larger one using your hot glue gun. The spot where the two wreaths are glued together and meet is where you want to start your first butterfly or paper flower that you may add to the wreath.
- I’m just covering one side of the embroidery hoop in paper butterflies for my paper butterfly wreath. I start at the bottom with the largest butterfly and then work progressively up to the tiniest butterfly.
- Once my butterflies are added to the wreath, I finish it off at the top by tying a bow as a decorative ribbon. The ribbon part is, of course, entirely optional but can add a nice additional touch.
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