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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

DIY Bicycle & Butterfly Wreath

Add a pop of color to your door with a Bicycle & Butterfly Wreath made with feather butterflies!

Bicycle & Butterfly Wreath

My front door has been looking a little dreary lately, so I decided to make a bright and cheerful wreath to bring it back to life. Wreaths are a lot of fun to make, and are an easy way to add pops of color and personality to your decor. This Bicycle & Butterfly Wreath is simple for wreath beginners to make, and is perfect for both spring and summer decor!

Bicycle & Butterfly Wreath Supplies

To make your own Bicycle & Butterfly Wreath, you will need these supplies:

Boxwood Wreath

Cut a piece of floral wire and secure the end of the boxwood garland to the wreath frame. Wrap the garland around the wreath frame, securing with wire as necessary until the frame is completely covered.

Butterfly Attached to Wreath

Attach the feather butterflies to the wreath by threading the wire stem through the boxwood and wrapping it onto the frame. Trim away any excess wire with wire cutters.

Flowers Added to Wreath

Break off small sprigs of baby's breath and/or small white flowers and arrange them in the wreath until you are happy with how it looks.

Butterfly Boxwood Wreath

Keep the sprigs of flowers in place using a glue gun. I absolutely love the wreath just like this, but I thought it was missing something...

Wood Bicycle and Paint Bottles

After searching through my craft stash, I came across this wooden bicycle and thought it would be the perfect addition! I also grabbed some FolkArt Pickling Wash in Champignon and Cottage White to brighten it up.

Brown Paint on Wood Bicycle

I painted two coats of the Champignon color, which is like a light brown, on all of the background part of the bike piece. Pickling Wash is a lot like a watered down acrylic paint, but it will soak into your project and seal it at the same time. It adds a light coat of color to your project while letting the wood grain show through. The more wash you add, the more concentrated the color will be.

Painted Wooden Bicycle

After letting the brown color dry, I painted 2-3 coats of the Cottage White Pickling Wash to the top layer of the bicycle. Let each coat of wash dry completely before adding another.

Bicycle & Butterfly Wreath

Figure out where you want to place the bicycle, and rearrange butterflies, if necessary. Attach the bicycle to the wreath frame with wire. Tie a piece of ribbon or string to the back of the wreath, and hang it on your favorite door! I would love to hear what you think, and what kinds of spring and summer wreaths you would like to try making!

If you make a Bicycle & Butterfly Wreath (or any kind of wreath), leave a comment here and let me know, or tag me in a photo on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram! #AFMcrafts

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DIY Bicycle & Butterfly Wreath

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