Feather Butterfly Wreath DIY

Feather butterfly wreath DIY
I think this is one of my all time favorite DIY projects & I’m super excited to share it with you today! I’ve been filling up my journal with tons of fun ideas for future blog posts and projects and this is one of them! This is my first home decor DIY inspired by fashion… and it’s perfect for Spring!

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Ever since I saw this amazing butterfly hair piece by Alexander McQueen I’ve been so inspired. I’ve always admired feather butterflies, but never used them in a project before! I love to translate something that inspires me (fashion, music, art) into something practical for my home.

Butterflies
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Supplies needed: a foam wreath form, grey yarn (i like thick & chunky lion brand yarn best!), scissors, adhesive, feather butterflies (i used about 20 on a 12 inch wreath).

Step 1
Step 1: wrap your wreath form with thick yarn. use small sections (about one yard of yarn each time), tie each section on the back of the wreath & repeat.

Step 2
Step 2: this is how the back side of your wreath form should look. Make sure each section is tightly wound and that no floral foam is exposed.

Step 3
Step 3: adhere butterflies directly to the yarn around the entire surface of your wreath. Mix up colors and sizes to create an interesting arrangement. note: I used tacky craft glue. hot glue or super glue would work as well.

Step 4
Step 4: allow to dry.

Feather butterflies
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Orange feather butterfly
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It’s a pretty quick Do-It-Yourself project! The most time consuming part is wrapping the yarn, which is a great TV-watching-multitasking-activity. Hope you enjoyed this and feel inspired! Happy butterflies for everyone….

Elsie butterfly
XO. elsie

  • Cool. butterflies look spectacular in any interior . There’s an entire movement – taxidermy – tropical butterflies in frames , usually frame and hang on the wall. Here’s a great photo with the interior with butterflies within.

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  • So cute! I am in the process of making one now.
    Did you just hang it on a nail/hook?

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  • Oh, I am in love! Loved your butterfly wreath so much that I included it in a wreath roundup on my blog:
    http://twocheekymonkeysdesigns.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/things-i-love_14.html
    🙂 Deb

  • actually, it was Philip Treacy that made the Butterfly headpiece for Alexander McQueen. He is also the designer that created Princess Beatrice’s, Princess Eugenie’s, Duchess Camilla’s and also Victoria Beckham’s hats for the royal wedding!! Beautiful artwork 🙂

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  • Very cute! Love it.
    I recently made this headband from feather butterflies!
    http://www.headfulloffeathers.com/gallery.html
    Now i’m going to make a wreath too – hadn’t thought of that!
    Thank you!!
    Jen

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  • I begin teaching butterfly by having my students “wiggle” or swim like a mermaid. With your hands at your side start your kick with your nose and let the “wiggle” move down your body – nose to chest to abs to hips to thighs down to your toes. Practice this until you are more comfortable – then try to add in your arms.

  • I begin teaching butterfly by having my students “wiggle” or swim like a mermaid. With your hands at your side start your kick with your nose and let the “wiggle” move down your body – nose to chest to abs to hips to thighs down to your toes. Practice this until you are more comfortable – then try to add in your arms.

  • I begin teaching butterfly by having my students “wiggle” or swim like a mermaid. With your hands at your side start your kick with your nose and let the “wiggle” move down your body – nose to chest to abs to hips to thighs down to your toes. Practice this until you are more comfortable – then try to add in your arms.

  • i can freestyle, elementary backstroke, both sidestrokes, and backstroke and now i’m trying to learn the butterfly? tips on how to learn this? i understand the arm motions but for some reason my kicks don’t want to reach surface.

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  • I just made my own! Check it out: http://megbaxter.blogspot.com/2010/04/diy-spring-wreath.html

  • I really like this craft. I’m looking for something for spring to wear at a fashion show.Probably a hat or belt decorated in spring colors.Can you help me please

  • thanks so much for the diy tutorial. def perfect gift for mother’s day, but i can’t wait that long! it was fun. 🙂

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  • hiya

    the wreaht looks fantastic. i love buttterflies and they look also fantastic. Where have you found the butterflies??

    greets

  • I absolutely LOVE this! I finished my version (including a dragonfly and some flowers…) and it’s up on my blog if you want to take a peek! Thanks for the inspiration! You’re fab!

    kisses,

    j

  • Loved that last picture of you holding the monarch in front of your mouth. Very cool.

  • This is soooo cute! Thanks so much for the breath of spring air. I’ll be linking.

  • This is soooo cute! 🙂 And by far the only craft made with butterflies that I’ve liked in a long time. Lovely!

  • SO inspiring! I can’t wait to do this! It’s so bright and pretty and refreshing!

  • beautiful wreath.. it’s so funny that i have butterflies on my wreath that i made from Style School.. i guess great minds think alike `=O)

  • i love this.
    i want to do this as soon as i get the material.
    you have such great ideas. <3 😀

  • Love it! FYI if any one is looking for the butterflies- there are A LOT of them for sale at Michael’s right now. The regular ones are in the floral aisle, but they have a lot of pastel and sparkly ones in the special spring section.

  • This is a really beautiful project & I am going to try it. I’ve been needing to update the wreath on my door. Great work Elsie! 🙂

  • this is so fun! I can’t wait to make one with my daughters-they will love it.

  • thank you thank you thank you!!! i have been going crazy trying to figure out what to put on my spring wreath today i decided to do a green one with vintage plastic flowers this will look GREAT next to it!!!

  • ooh how cute!

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  • so pretty! I was going to use feather butterflies in the last photo project I did before I stopped working towards my degree, but they were so expensive, and I couldn’t find a good bulk online source. hm….would still love to finish that series.

  • this is beautiful! i think i really need to do this for my house plus it could double as a decoration at my upcoming wedding! Now i just need to find the butterflies .. hmm.

  • i think you should show us how to make a hair piece that would be really cute!

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  • OMG-
    this is the cutest thing ever.
    your blog makes my day… everyday! =)

    thanks els!

    <3 liz

  • that last picture totally took me back to my adolescence and reminds me of Merrill Bainbridge’s album with “Kiss” on it!

  • Love it! Saved this blog entry for my next week’s DIY of the day! 😀 Thanks for sharing Elsie!!

  • thanks so much!!

    i purchased these butterflies at two different craft stores (hobby lobby & joanns). they are available in most craft stores in the floral aisle with foam, feather birds ect… 🙂

    i’ll try to think of a way to make a (wearable) hair piece too! great idea!! :))

  • oh this is so wonderful.
    i’m definately putting this on my to-do list.
    your blog is so wonderful. thank you.

  • so cute, yu should do a little butterfly hair clip DIY too.(something quick to post) 🙂

  • My mom loves butterflies. I’m going to make this for her! Where do you get feather butterflies?

  • love it! i’ve been wanting to make a butterfly wreath, and that’s just perfect for my *craftymama night* project this friday night! thanks for the inspiration!

  • Awesome DIY Elsie!!!

    I have always wanted to use these butterflies in a craft, but never could think of what…thanks for sharing!

  • oooo elsie! that’s just lovely. perfect to welcome spring on MY front door…eh…what’dya say? ;D

  • I LOVE IT!!! & Spring!!! Oh how I can’t wait! Nor can I wait to do this cute DIY 🙂 Where did you get the butterflies from?

  • Gorgeous! I’ll see if I can give it to a friend to decorate her house, because mine is full of pretty stuff I’ve collected here and there…

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