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BookPage Butterfly Spring Wreath

BookPage Butterfly Spring Wreath: this simple and inexpensive DIY wreath is made by cutting your own butterflies out of old books.
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.

how to make a butterfly wreath

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.

Materials:

  • large straw wreath
  • moss
  • glue gun
  • old books, and some white paper
  • sissors


How To Make A BookPage Butterfly Spring Wreath:

how to make a 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.

making a butterfly wreathOnce 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.

butterfly wreath

Lastly I attached a ribbon to the top of the wreath to hang it up.  It was really simple to make.

spring wreath with butterflies

butterfly wreath

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.

diy butterfly wreath

butterfly wreathI 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.

spring wreath ideas

spring wreath with butterflies

With a pretty BookPage Butterfly Spring Wreath, life really is a party!

You might also like our Pussy Willow Wreath here.

Also check out our Stamped Spoon Garden Markers here.

You might also like our Cement Garden Markers here. Also check out our Teacup Fairy Garden here. You might also enjoy our Black and White Garden here.

You might also like our Mushroom Spring Wreath here.

Mushroom Spring Wreath

More Inspiration:

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

Spring Fern & Eucalyptus Wreath at Zevy Joy
Boxwood and Bicycle Spring Wreath at The Turquoise Home
DIY Modern Floral Wreath at Lolly Jane
Oversized Spring Succulent Wreath at My Sweet Savannah

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

Branch and Vine Spring Wreath at Town and Country Living
A Spring Hoop Wreath with Lemons at Modern Glam Home
Spring Wreath Ideas at Hallstrom Home
A Spring Woodland Wreath at Deeply Southern Home

Dollar Store Easter Egg Wreath at The DIY Mommy
Spring Moss Covered Wreath at Tauni Everett
Easy 15 Minute Marshmallow Peeps Wreath at Heathered Nest
Pastel Colours M&M Wreath at Paint Me Pink

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

Spring Basket Wreath at Clean & Scentsible
Simple Succulent Wreath at A Pretty Life
DIY Paper Flower Wreath at My 100 Year Old Home
Spring Plaid Carrot Layered Wreath at Tatertots and Jello

10 Comments

  1. You have such beautiful ideas Danyelle. Love this and I spotted the most beautiful antique scissors as well. So beautiful.

  2. Hey Dannyelle, what a fun wreath! I love the bookpage butterflies. It’s so fun participating in this series with you! I’ve pinned your wreath to my favorite wreath board to share with others!

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