BookPage Butterfly Spring Wreath: this simple and inexpensive DIY wreath is made by cutting your own butterflies out of old books.
It’s the first day of spring, and the weather is slowly starting to warm up. I thought this new BookPage Butterfly Spring Wreath was the perfect way to celebrate spring’s official arrive. It was really quite easy to put together.
I’m joining in with some of my favourite bloggers to share lots of spring wreath ideas today for the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Series, hosted by The Happy Housie. So be sure to check out the bottom of this post for lots more spring wreath inspiration.
This wreath was a pretty simple idea -a moss wreath with book page butterflies. Like most projects, I could picture it in my mind before I figured out how to create it. And this was one of those very few occasions when the reality turned out better than I’d even imagined. Don’t you just love it when that happens?
Everything I used I already had, but you could make it really inexpensively too, since the books are just used books from the thrift store.
- large straw wreath
- glue gun
- old books, and some white paper
How To Make A BookPage Butterfly Spring Wreath:
Start by covering your straw wreath with moss. I used some moss that I had collected and was dried out and attached to the wreath with hot glue. I didn’t cover the back, since it isn’t visible.
Next, I cut out some different shapes and sizes of butterflies out of some old book pages, that I ripped out of old second hand store books. To make the butterflies, I looked at a few different butterfly clip art images on-line for inspiration with the shapes. Then I folded the book page in half, and drew the design with pencil, and then cut it out.
Once the butterflies were all cut out, I used hot glue to attach them to the moss. I made sure to add the largest butterflies to the middle, and had them get smaller and smaller out to the edges.
Lastly I attached a ribbon to the top of the wreath to hang it up. It was really simple to make.
I really like how neutral this wreath is, but if you wanted to add some colour, you could watercolour the butterflies any colour you liked. Imagine it with the book page butterflies watercolored pink for a baby girls room.
I just love this little wreath, and it’s perfect for spring decor, or on your front door if it’s covered -keeping in mind that the paper is of course not waterproof.
It’s made from just a few simple materials. If you’re like me you might even have them around the house, or be able to find the moss in the woods.
With a pretty BookPage Butterfly Spring Wreath, life really is a party!
Today I’m joined by a fabulous group of blogging friends who are also sharing their Spring Wreath DIY as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Spring Series! You’re going to love all this springy inspiration…
Succulent & Peony Simple DIY Spring Wreath at The Happy Housie
Dollar Store Spring Wreath at Craftberry Bush
Lambs Ear & Blush Spring Wreath at Bless’er House
Elegant Peony & Eucalyptus Spring Wreath at Inspiration for Moms
Five Minute Eucalyptus Wreath at Amber Tysl
Earthy & Elegant Spring Wreath at Willow Street Interiors
Mini Rosemary Wreaths for a Spring Table at Satori Design for Living
Spring Hydrangea Wreath at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
How to Make a Paper Flower Wreath at Happy Happy Nester
Spring Floral Hoop Wreath at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Hanging State Sign at Taryn Whiteaker Designs
Book Page Butterfly Wreath at Life is a Party