Thursday, March 29, 2012

Butterfly {Paint Chip} Wreath

I'm excited to share this Butterfly {Paint Chip} wreath I made for Spring, and show you a couple of inspirations for my wreath. I knew I wanted to incorporate butterflies, {what could be more Springy??} and I since my Valentine's chalkboard vignette included paint chips, I thought it would be fun to try it again :)



I loved this moss butterfly wreath by a Pumpkin and a Princess, but honestly, I had just finished a different moss project and I didn't want to deal with the mess of little green flecks all over my house again! So, I turned to one of my very favorite wreath-makers {Jen at TT&J} for inspiration.... I adored this chevron fabric wreath she made for Halloween:


I decided to go with some spring green, polka dot fabric {instead of the messy moss!} and it was SO easy! Here's what you'll need:
  • 1/4 yard of fabric
  • paint chips in various colors
  • wreath form
  • butterfly die-cut/paper punch
  • hot glue

{1} Gather all your materials {2} Tear approx. 2" strips of fabric (I used 4 strips) {3} Wrap strips around your wreath form, securing with hot glue {4} Die cut (or punch) butterflies out of your paint chips {5} Fold butterflies in half down the center, creating a 3-D effect  {6} Glue the butterflies to your wreath, applying the glue only in the center, on the fold. Layer them to your desired effect. You want it to look like they just landed on your wreath!

Here is my completed "Paint Chip" Wreath:


I decided to display my new wreath on the huge Magnetic Chalkboard {upcycled from an old painting} in my dining room. I love how it adds a pop of color and whimsy to the space!


I found the perfect quote by Terri Guillemets:
I just love how it looks with my new wreath!



Hope you enjoyed my take on butterflies, paint chips and Spring! Have a great weekend!



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33 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! Love the cool Colors!!

    If you have a chance to link up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop I'd love to have you!
    www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

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  2. This is beautiful!! LOVE the butterflies! I would be thrilled to have you share this at my link party going on!http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/03/homemade-by-you-5.html

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  3. Hi!! You caught my eye over at TT&J. I love this...and your chalkboard/frame. :) Happy weekend!

    Krista @ mk inspired

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  4. Beautiful wreath! Love all the colors!

    I would love if you came by my Creative Inspirations party to link it up! I would love to see you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh my gosh I seriously love this wreath! The colors are so bright and cheerful, and the I love the cute butterflies!! Great idea...thanks so much for sharing! I need to make one now!

    www.freestylinbeth.com

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  6. So pretty! I really love the idea of using paint chips for the butterflies. Makes them so vibrant.

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  7. This is such a pretty display! I love the colors that you used! I'm totally diggin' that great chalkboard too! I've been on the hunt {FOR.EV.ER} looking for the perfect frame to transform into a big ol' chalkboard for my kitchen, haha, one of these days! ;)
    Happy Day,
    Michelle
    www.daydreambelievers.net

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  8. Aww such a pretty wreath! I love anything with polka dots and butterflies! So cute!

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  9. Love the polka dots...love the colors of the butterflies...love the different sizes of the butterflies....so adorably cute!! Excited to be a new follower!

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  10. What a pretty wreath! I love how colourful it is, and the butterflies are gorgeous! Great quote too - so perfect!
    Jo-Anna

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  11. I love this wreath it's just beautiful!! Great job, Holly. Megan

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  12. The options of paintchips blows my mind! But you totally just inspired me to redue one of my project fails that has been sitting in my closet. Thanks!
    I'd love if you could come link up at my first ever Tutorial Tuesday at Our Thrifty Ideas http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/04/tutorial-tuesday-1.html

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  13. This is SO pretty! I just love the colors you used. I am hosting a linky party on my site, Organizing Homelife and I would love for you to link up this project! http://www.organizinghomelife.com/archives/2863

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  14. This is so beautiful! It just screams spring! Pinned. :) I would love if you stopped by and linked this up to my party. Hope to see you there. :) http://www.thelittlegiggler.com/2012/04/love-it-and-link-it-up-3.html

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  15. That is so cute, love the colors and polka dots! I pinned this into my paint chip inspiration board

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  16. Hello, fellow cohost! I just pinned this to my "Wreath" board. Thanks for sharing! Love it!

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  17. I LOVE it! The colors, the fabric, the butterflies! You ladies always have the most fabulous projects! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  18. This is such a cute wreath. I like how you used the paint chips, that is a great idea.

    I would love if you would share this and any other posts at my new link party: http://whatscookinglove.blogspot.com/2012/04/showcase-your-talent-thursday-1.html
    Thanks and I hope to see you there!

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  19. I love everything about this wreath! Thanks so much for sharing! Pinning!! :0)

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  20. I'll be featuring YOU tonight at {wow me} wednesday! You were one of the top ten most viewed links from last week's party! Wahoo! :) Thank you so much for co-hosting with me.

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

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  21. I love this. Don't be surprised if I totally copy it. I will be featuring it tomorrow.

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  22. Ohh pretty colors! I love the paint chip butterflies, very cute touch! Thanks for sharing this :)

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  23. hola
    es muy bonito.
    tiene los patrones de las mariposas ?
    grĂ¡cias.

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  24. That is so pretty!! I love the quote you put under it. Perfect for your cute wreath! Thank you so much for entering this into the Project Pinterest Challenge! Best of luck to you!
    Jill
    twoyellowbirdsdecor.blogspot.com

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  25. I just wanted to let you know I featured you on Blissful and Domestic today. Stop by and check it out!

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

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  26. Cute polka dots and butterflies = summertime sweetness :) Nice project!
    JoAnn

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  27. Congrats on making the top 12! I'm a new follower!

    Morena

    http://morenascorner.blogspot.com/

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  28. I've put together a round up of colorful wreath tutorials on Craft Gossip today and included your post. :) You can see it here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/14-colorful-wreaths-you-can-make/

    If you would like a Craft Gossip badge showing you've been featured, you can grab one here :)
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

    Thanks for sharing your craftiness!

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  29. I love love love this. Thank you so much for sharing and showing us how to do it. I am totally going to try and make the wreath. again thank you for sharing.

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  30. Such a cute idea! I would love to do this some pastel striped ribbons that would look great for spring!

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