Easily make this darling summer butterfly wreath using a basic faux boxwood wreath and a few simple accents. Perfect wreath for the summer months!
I have had so much fun coming up with the seasonal accents for my faux boxwood wreath. So far I’ve done:
Easy Valentines Wreath
Lucky St Patricks Day Wreath
Sweet and Simple Easter Wreath
And I plan to finish out the whole year, if I can manage it!
Summer Wreath with Butterflies
I thought butterflies would be a fun theme for May and summertime. And they look fantastic on the green boxwood. The stems that they’re on help them bounce a little in the breeze. So fun!
I saw a few butterfly wreaths on Pinterest and thought I’d do my own spin on it.
I decided to go with a black and white striped ribbon, and ended up shaping the bow to have a bit of a butterfly effect. Black and white stripe is one of my weaknesses, and it looks fantastic with the black and white spots on the butterflies.
Where to find artificial butterflies
Most craft stores carry some type of silk or faux butterflies. I found these butterflies at Michaels (because I love Michaels). They were in the wreath picks aisle. They’re not available online, but shouldn’t be too hard to find them in stores.
How to make a summer butterfly wreath
You’ll need a nice green wreath, (you can use my Faux Boxwood tutorial to make one!), some butterflies and a black and white striped ribbon.
Separate the butterflies if needed. If they’re loose butterflies, you can attach them to a wire or sticks, if needed. Floral picks are a great option for this project as well.
Stick the butterflies into the wreath. I arranged mine in a bit of a rainbow effect (because I’m a sucker for rainbows.)
For the bow, its super simple, just a few loops cinched together. You can check out my easy tutorial on how to make a bow here.
I love to see the wreaths YOU make! Tag me @thehowtomom or #thehowtomomwreaths on IG so I can tell you how great it turned out!
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