Inside: Beautiful butterfly wreath ideas you are going to LOVE + a simple DIY.
Butterflies are my favorite little insect, and they have been since I was a kid. I know it’s a little basic. But I think that the reason that they are so widely loved is because of how special they truly are. I just have great taste!
Okay, enough tooting my own horn. As someone who is also passionate about decor, you may not be shocked to learn that I have found a way to seamlessly combine the two.
I have gathered some of the absolute most beautiful butterfly wreath ideas for you to look at below, as well as an epic step-by-step butterfly wreath DIY for those of you who want to get your crafting on.
Butterfly Wreath Ideas
You can use these are your foundation of creative inspiration that you can build your own butterfly wreath upon. There are truly so many different styles for you to choose from, I know that you are going to end up with a wreath that makes your heart sing(speaking of hearts, check out these heart wreath ideas).
1. Moss Themed Wreath
2. Beautiful Butterfly with Roses
3. Boxwood Wreath with Butterflies
4. Full and Bright Wreath
5. Green Wreath with Butterflies
6. Blue Pink and Black Wreath
7. Orange Butterfly Idea
8. Mesh Wreath Idea
9. Wooden Wreath with Butterflies
10. Rainbow Butterfly Decor idea
11. Grapevine Wreath Idea
12. Paper Butterflies
13. Burlap Welcome Sign
14. Blue and Green Butterfly Decor
15. Butterfly Moss Wreath
Butterfly Wreath Ideas: DIY
Take from me, DIYs can be a lot of fun…as long as you have good instruction. Without good instruction, you are basically setting yourself up for failure, and a lot of stress. Lucky for you, I like to think of myself as somewhat of a pro when it comes to tutorials. We got this!
Butterfly Wreath Symbolism and Meanings
I like to look at the hidden meanings behind the decor I put in my house to help infuse my life with more inspiration. As I delicately arranged each butterfly onto the wreath base, I couldn’t help but reflect on the profound meanings that these fluttering creatures hold.
The butterfly, with its graceful metamorphosis from caterpillar to chrysalis and finally to a winged marvel, symbolizes transformation and rebirth.
This seriously left me feeling inspired, and I hope it made you feel the same way. Just as the butterfly emerges from its cocoon, we too have the ability to shed our old selves and embrace new beginnings, emerging stronger and more beautiful than before.
The act of crafting this wreath also serves as a reminder of the fleeting yet captivating nature of life. Butterflies have a short lifespan, but they fill the world with vibrant colors and gentle movements during their existence.
This wreath captures that ephemeral beauty, inviting us to appreciate the present moment and find joy in the simplest of things. Every time I glance at the wreath, I’m reminded to savor the here and now, for life is as delicate and precious as a butterfly’s flight. I’m not crying…you are!
How To Make A Butterfly Wreath Step-By-Step
Okay, I bet you are feeling ready to dive into the craft now. I am too! I have gone over everything you need to know…so now you can just kick back and enoy your DIY.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
Before we start, I want to make sure we have all the necessary materials at hand:
- A foam wreath base (12 inches in diameter)
- An assortment of artificial butterflies (various sizes and colors)
- Floral wire or thin gauge wire
- Wire cutters
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Faux greenery (e.g., leaves, vines, or small flowers)
- Ribbon (for hanging)
Step 2: Preparing the Butterflies
Begin by selecting your butterflies. Opt for a mix of sizes and colors to create a visually appealing arrangement. Carefully remove any wires or clips attached to the butterflies using wire cutters. This will give you a flat surface to work with.
There is nothing I find more irritating than a less than ideal work space. Save yourself the trouble!
Step 3: Attaching the Butterflies
Using floral wire or thin gauge wire, attach the butterflies to the foam wreath base. Start by placing the larger butterflies at different points around the wreath.
To secure them, wrap the wire around the body of the butterfly and twist it at the back. Make sure the butterflies are facing outward and slightly elevated for a lifelike effect. It’s super cute!
Step 4: Creating Layers
Continue adding butterflies in layers, working from larger to smaller sizes. Vary the colors and angles to achieve a natural, airy appearance. As you attach each butterfly, take a step back to assess the arrangement and make adjustments as needed.
Layers is where you can really start to see your piece coming together.
Step 5: Adding Dimension with Greenery
To enhance the wreath’s natural look, tuck faux greenery between the butterflies. You can use leaves, vines, or small artificial flowers for this step. Apply a small dab of hot glue to the stem of the greenery and insert it into the foam base. This will add depth and texture to your wreath, making it truly captivating.
Step 6: Filling in the Gaps
I cannot stand when I finish a product, hang it up, and take a step back to admire it only to find that I missed a few spots. Don’t be me!
Inspect your wreath for any noticeable gaps or uneven spaces. Fill these areas by adding more butterflies or greenery as necessary. The goal is to create a balanced and harmonious arrangement that is visually pleasing from every angle.
You can add one of your favorite herbs to make it even prettier, take a look at these lavender wreath ideas to see what I mean.
Step 7: Finishing Touches
With your wreath taking shape beautifully, it’s time to add some final touches:
- Trim any excess wire or stems using wire cutters.
- Make a bow using your chosen ribbon and attach it to the top of the wreath. This will serve as the hanger and add a charming touch.
- Secure any loose elements with a touch of hot glue to ensure your wreath stays intact.
Step 8: Display and Admire
Congratulations! Your butterfly wreath is now complete and ready to be displayed. Hang it on your front door, above your fireplace, or anywhere that could use a splash of vibrant, fluttering beauty. Every time you catch a glimpse of your creation, you’ll feel a sense of pride and accomplishment.
I am giving you a virtual high five!
I can’t be the first person to fall in love with butterfly decor. In fact, I KNOW I am not…because you are here! I really hope that you had so much fun creating your very own butterfly wreath.
Oh! And if you aren’t in the mood to create your own wreath, then you can always purchase one of these butterfly wreath ideas! The internet is a beautiful place, filled with so many amazing ideas. Not everyone has the time to craft, and that is okay!
But everyone deserves cute decor, so if you don’t have time…then just buy yourself something nice! If these wreaths were your style, I think you may also enjoy these summer wreath ideas.