Yarny, Grassy, Spring Butterfly Wreath

by Kimba on March 14, 2011

in Crafty Stuff,Seasonal Projects

Do you want to know how to make one of these fluffy, spring butterfly wreaths? It’s ridiculously simple and I feel kind of silly even telling you.

Here’s all you need:

1. A foam wreath form: I used a 12″ green form, but any size will work. I went with the green form in case some of it showed through under the yarn.
2. Green furry yarn: I used 1-1/2 skeins of fun fur yarn.
3. Hot glue
4. Fake butterflies or whatever you want to use to decorate your wreath. You could use flowers, scrapbook paper, maybe mini Easter eggs?
5. Toothpicks

I love that green fur yarn. I think it looks like grass.

The basic wreath couldn’t be easier. You just glue one end of the yarn to your wreath form and start wrapping. This yarn is really thin, so it takes a while to wrap the whole thing. I didn’t glue as a went. Just at the beginning and the end.

At this point, you should kick yourself for only buying 1 skein of yarn. Go back to the store for another skein. Glue the end of yarn to the wreath and give it a good fluffing. It should look kind of shaggy and wild.

I like the way it looks without any embellishments. Kind of grassy and simple. But hubby thinks it looks like a muppet.

I fancied my wreath up with some fake butterflies, but you could use whatever you like…paper flowers? Easter eggs? Doughnut holes?

You could just glue the butterflies directly to the wreath, but I wanted them to float a little bit. So I broke a bunch of toothpicks in half and hot glued them to the bottom side of each butterfly. Ignore the fact that this looks like some horrible fake butterfly torture chamber.

Since you used a foam wreath form, you can just poke the butterflies right into it and move them around until you like how it looks.

Keep poking and moving.

Did you miss last weeks Flowered Spring Yarn Wreath? Check it out!

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1 Jennifer March 14, 2011 at 10:02 am

That is so pretty Kimba! I have some of that yarn… but not in green. It is beautifully springy!
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2 Mandi March 14, 2011 at 10:02 am

That is by far the best use of fun fur that I’ve ever seen! Very cute
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3 Turley Times March 14, 2011 at 10:22 am

What a brilliant idea! I love it!


4 Krysten March 14, 2011 at 11:32 am

So pretty and EASY!

5 Joy March 14, 2011 at 11:58 am

Such a fresh spring look.
– Joy

6 Ever - The red house by the lake March 14, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I love, love, love this idea!!

I have two wreaths hanging in my sunroom as a left over from christmas, and I really need to replace them now. This could be the perfect option, beeing perfect for both spring and summer.

7 Stephanie@Geezees March 14, 2011 at 12:38 pm

What a great idea.. love the butterflies!
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8 Gretchen Peacock March 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm

What a neat idea…with all the unique yarns available, I bet that there a ton of variations and color schemes on your idea. Thanks so much for show this.
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9 Heathahlee March 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I LOVE that yarn! I think it would be really pretty in red as a Christmas decoration, too. Just simple, with a white hanging ribbon, like your first picture of just the green wreath.

Where did you find the butterflies?
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10 Kris March 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Now that is my kind of craft. wow! I may have the kids make one, they would LOVE that, and they could totally handle that. LOVE THIS! thanks!
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11 linda (burlap+blue) March 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Loving your yarn wreaths this week, Kimba! Thanks for sharing your creativity! xoxo

12 heidi @ wonder woman wannabe March 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm

that is SO fun!

love it, mean it! 🙂


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13 Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D March 14, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I think that grassy material is the greatest!
I had no idea what it when I saw the pic.
Very nice.
I really like your wreaths 🙂
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14 Deborah March 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm

This looks so much like Easter!
Love the look and the colours and how it speaks of new life…

Deborah xo
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15 Laree @ Ever Heard of Euless March 14, 2011 at 7:33 pm

I LOVE this one!

16 Melanie March 14, 2011 at 8:49 pm

That is a great idea! Very cute.
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17 Jill March 14, 2011 at 11:17 pm

It’s like easter grass without the mess! Love it!

18 Nadir@StitchSense March 15, 2011 at 8:20 am

I love this! I recently made a yarn wreath & made yarm poms & stuck them in the foam form with pearl pins so the pearls were peeking through. I could easily add some fun spring embelishments to it now like your wreath 🙂 Here’s a link to the one I made. http://stitchsensedesigns.blogspot.com/2010/12/yarn-wreath-tutorial.html

19 ClassiclyAmber March 15, 2011 at 8:44 am

Ha, this is so cute~! Love how easy it is to whip up, too!
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20 Shannon @ Kitchen Cabinets March 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Lol that muppet gave me a good laugh! Me and my kid had a great time making it.

21 Mod Podge Amy March 15, 2011 at 9:51 pm

So cute! I really love this.
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22 Mandy Ford March 16, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Adorable! What a great use for that yarn!

23 Jill March 16, 2011 at 9:00 pm

LOVE this wreath! I’m totally making it tomorrow!

24 Angie March 16, 2011 at 10:54 pm

LOL @ doughnut holes! I dare you. 🙂

25 Rhonda March 16, 2011 at 11:05 pm

That is so cute! I can’t get over how much the fun fur looks like grass… great idea!
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26 Heather March 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm

Very cute Kimba! I was inspired by you to create my own version. You can check it out here, if you’re dying to see what I did 😉


27 Karli March 21, 2011 at 12:33 am

That is a good idea, to put the toothpicks on them to make them “float” I never thought of that. Thanks for sharing!



28 Rachel March 22, 2011 at 7:02 pm

What a fun idea, I love how much that yarn looks like grass. So smart! Thanks for the great idea, I’ll be spreading the word.

29 Apex March 30, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Very Cute Thank you

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