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Ombre Paper Butterfly Wreath

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Learn how to make this DIY butterfly wreath in pretty pastel colors.

A colorful front porch is exactly what I need after a long, cold and gray winter.  The first step is a pretty new wreath!

I’m showing you how to create a simple ombre paper butterfly wreath.  The colors on this piece are to die for, seriously I can’t get over the blues and greens.  The technique is pretty simple, and I’ve got a cut file for you to make this whole project quick and easy.

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My porch is a blank slate right now, but I fully intend to transform it into a colorful oasis with flowers, a seating area, pillows and of course a pretty wreath. 

For this project, I started with a white foam wreath form.  I actually took the form from an old wreath that was falling apart, I just pulled off the decorations and it was ready for some new embellishments. 

I wanted a minimal look so instead of wrapping the wreath in ribbon or twine, I opted to use a little yellow chalk paint.  This gives the wreath just a little bit of color and makes the perfect backdrop for all those butterflies!

yellow chalk paint

Now onto the paper butterfly! I used a butterfly SVG similar to this one to create these butterflies.  My butterfly was part of a past bundle, but you can find all kinds of goodies if you search.  I snatch up a good bundle when I see one because it is packed with cool files for just a few dollars! 

This project is made with a Silhouette but can also be done with a Cricut. SVG files like this can be uploaded to any design software and cut out on a wide variety of materials.

I used my Silhouette to cut a couple butterflies from each color of paper.  Look at these colors!  This is from a paper pad of blues and greens like this one. I love having packs of paper like this on hand. 

ombre paper butterfly in blues and greens
Once the wreath was dry and the butterflies were cut, all I had to do was grab my hot glue gun and attach them to the wreath. 

I folded each paper butterfly in the center and added glue at the fold. Then attached them close together around one side of the wreath. This gives the illusion that these butterflies are ready to take flight!

Be sure the watch the video for more details.  

If you like this butterfly wreath, pin this image and share it with your fellow craft lovers.

How to make an ombre paper butterfly wreath

More colorful front porch decor coming this Spring! 

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Linda Krenz

Wednesday 12th of February 2020

Sarah, my favourite part of this beautiful wreath is the gorgeous colour scheme. It's so fresh for Spring!

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