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?
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!