27 May 2015

Butterfly Wreath






I have been making wreaths. This one is a little time consuming, but the result is pretty.











The supplies needed are on the collage. (P.S. it's a foam wreath form.)


I made two different kinds. Personally, I prefer the one with the more expensive moss, but it took an entire bag. The expensive moss is prettier, cleaner, smells fresher, and is more compact. In contrast, the wreath for the front porch was made with inexpensive moss.  I used a punch to make butterflies, because it is faster than cutting my own. I used scrap booking paper that I already had, though any will do. If the paper is thinner the butterflies are a little floppy. The pins were tiny silver ones from the sewing section, though on the outside wreath I added a few colored ones for accents. I found the wreath form at a dollar store.







One For the Front Porch...

I hot glued the moss on, pinned the cut-out butterflies, pinned the ribbon, and that was that.







And One for the Sleeping Porch...




Have a wonderful week.

xoox

Su

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132 comments:

  1. Su, your wreath is so pretty and femine. Love it!!!

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  2. Su,
    I love all the different scrap booking paper that you used. These are uniquely wonderful wreaths.

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  3. How pretty is this butterfly wreath..It's just what I need to make for my mother's door...so Thanks for the inspiration... Hugs

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  4. Oh, Su...I love all the wreaths...you are so talented...and...I WANT A SLEEPING PORCH.
    I am thinking, as soon as Mr. Sweet finishes his HUGE current project (he's building a storage and shop), I might start leaving photos of sleeping porches around...do ya think he might get the hint??:)

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    1. Funny. You know, BJ, that your living room with its two sets of French doors and windows is very porch like. xoxo Su

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  5. What a clever idea to use paper butterflies. Very beautiful.

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  6. Su,
    Now this post is so expressive and impressive. I love the two wreaths you made, you rock!!!
    I have a blog crush on your design style!!! You're one of my top favorites.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  7. Butterfly and Bungalow! Perfect for your front porch. Kathleen in Az

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  8. As a confirmed wreath addict, I must confess that I am on love and have a serious case of wreath envy! SO pretty. I am pinning to make. Gorgeous and perfect for summer...so light and delicate!

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  9. These are just gorgeous! You always come up with the most lovely creations!
    Love that the are butterflies, cute!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you, Patti, for your sweet visit and complement. xoox Su

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  10. I love your butterfly wreath so much Su! You did a great job making it and it's perfect for spring and summer!

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    1. Thank you, Julie. They were fun to make and my daughter made some too. xoox Su

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  11. What's more beautiful than dozens of butterflies!
    Brenda

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  12. I love butterflies! Those are super sweet wreaths! Enjoy them! Blessings, Cindy

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  13. Your blog is very lovely, Su!
    Thank you for stopping by with your guess about the light reflection. Please come back and see my latest post as I actually give another blog link to a person who made a shrine which is the same shape as the object which reflected the light. It is actually the element of ...oops! I almost gave away the element fairies don't like as the element would give away what fairies don't like! Come on over for another try!

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    1. Thank you. I'm following you by bloglovin, and apparently I am a follower by google too. It's really a tough puzzle to solve! But fun. xoox

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  14. So pretty! Your butterflies remind me of the little lavender ones I saw in my garden yesterday. They were so small and constantly moving so I couldn't get a good picture of them.

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    1. I layered them, Dewena, and curved them and I think it made them look as if they were fluttering. xoox Su

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  15. How pretty! I'll have to look for a butterfly cutter. I would love to make a pretty garland with butterflies. Sweet hugs, Diane

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    1. Hi, Diane. There are so many different kinds at Hobby Lobby and Michaels. xoxo Su

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  16. Those are just so cute, Su. You did a great job and not only are they CUTE they are FUN! Happy upcoming Thursday! xo Diana

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  17. Oh what a gorgeous wreath Su! Butterflies make everything so ethereal and beautiful!!

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  18. Wow! This is really gorgeous! It's so soft and delicate, just like the butterflies. :) I needed a new wreath idea! (Still have my Valentine's wreath up. Oops, haha.)

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    1. Thank you, Lindsey. I still have my Valentine's saying on my blackboard, but I've changed the display. :) xoox Su

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  19. Oh WOWWWW! I love this is is so dreamy and whimsical!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. I made these two. And my daughter liked it so much she made some two also. One she placed where she can see it from her piano. xoxo Su

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  20. Yes dreamy... Perfect word. Isn't mariposa a lovely translation into Spanish? The perfect muse for your perfect cottage!

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    1. Hi, Dana. Mariposa is butterfly in Spanish. We used that as a blog name for a while. My daughter came up with this name when we moved. She wanted bungalow because it is an alliteration. xoxo Su

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  21. Su - love your wreaths so much I think I will try making one. Thanks for a great craft idea! Patty/NS

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  22. Beautiful! I like it and a fun idea to do for a craft party with girls.
    Thank you,
    Carla

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  23. Your butterfly wreath is magical! Love the idea of the moss with the butterflies. I've never seen anything like it, so pretty and creative!

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  24. This butterfly wreath is so pretty. You are very inventive.
    HUgs
    Alessandra

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  25. Your butterfly wreath is so beautiful. Love it. I looked at your post under here too. Your house looks so pretty.
    Hugs from here

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    1. Thank you, Bente. It has been a lot of fun fixing it. xoox Su

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  26. Your butterfly wreath is so beautiful. Love it. I looked at your post under here too. Your house looks so pretty.
    Hugs from here

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  27. Hi Su, your butterfly wreath is beautiful. Love it and the uniqueness of it. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
    xo

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    1. Thank you, CM, and for the sweet visit. xoxo Su

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  28. Your wreaths are adorable. I have several butterfly punches and dies, a bag of moss and really only need a wreath form.
    Thanks for sharing this great craft.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. Have a great weekend. xoox Su

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  30. Very pretty! Love the blue hues!

    xo
    Poppy

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    1. Thank you, Poppy, you are so observant; I did that on purpose. xoox Su

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  31. Your wreath is so enchanting,I love them both.Thank you so much for sharing.Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs
    Caroline

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  32. Never a surprise visiting your beauty and creativity ....
    Always so excited to see what's next going on in your cottage.

    Xox
    Dore

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  33. These are so pretty. What a novel idea for decorating a wreath. Love it!!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer. I've seen moss wreaths and butterfly wreaths, and thought the two elements might look nice together. xoox Su

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  34. Very cute! I'm not even a wreath girl, but I really like yours :)

    I hope you're having a great weekend.

    xo,
    rue

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  35. What gorgeous wreathes! I love the pretty butterflies, they are such a fun addition to the moss. Thanks for sharing your wonderful inspiration!!

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  36. So pretty! A perfect welcoming touch!
    Amalia
    xo

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  37. Very pretty! Perfect for this time of year.

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  38. Su, you are so very creative! I love these. Whimsy and classy! xoxo Jen

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    1. Thank you, Jen. I also answered your question. I posted it last night, but then realized I didn't reply to you, so I replied to you. xoxo Su

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  39. You know how much I adore wreaths, that is one of the joys that you and I both share.
    I also know that to create a charming and detailed wreath such as this one, is so time consuming.
    Your attention to detail has paid off and it is a delicate and artistic addition to your home!
    xxx
    Jemma

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    1. Thank you, Jemma. I recall, and that's true in regards to the time. xoxo Su

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  40. For something that you make sound so simple, it sure turns out beautiful!!
    Love it!
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. Have a beautiful day. xoxo Su

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  41. This wreath is so absolutely gorgeous!!! LOVE it! Hugs!!

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  42. I love this! It is so creative yet it looks so easy to make! That is the perfect kind of crafting! Great job!

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  43. Thank tou Su, for your beautiful visit, your bird is on it way to you!

    Thank you dear for sharing your time with my new canvas, it was a great GoodWill find and out of its frame that much better. I feel like it needs to be appraised at one of those antique road shows where they tell my its worth $ thousands and I sell, sell, sell, :)

    It was $17.00 framed and all and painted on linen.
    It was exciting to take a chance on a piece that feels so foreign in my home of paleness :)

    See you soon dear, looking forward to your next project.

    Xoxo
    Dore

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    1. Thank you, Dore. I love the painting you found and the contrast, and because it is aged, it looks so perfect. Goodwill!

      I am looking forward to its arrival. xoxo Su

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  44. They really are pretty. My favourite is the second one. It stands out through the more intensive colours.
    Thanks for visiting my Blog and your comment.
    xoxo Ella

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  45. I love this idea. It is so sweet and adorable. You did a great job on both. Your doors will be very well dressed and welcoming.

    Janet

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    1. Thank you, Janet. It's in a protected area so it will do fine during the summer. xoox Su

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  46. Oh Su,
    The wreaths turned out beautiful. Love the sweet little butterflies. Wishing you a wonderful June and great new week.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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  47. so pretty and they almost look real!!

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  48. Lindíssima, diferente, exclusiva!!

    Amei,

    beijinhos, tenha uma linda semana,

    Lígia e =^.^=

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  49. The wreaths are so pretty. I definitely need to do this to cheer up my front door!

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    1. Thank you, Judy. It's in a protected area and it's doing fine outdoors. xoox Su

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    1. Thank you, Jody. Loved your yard tour! xoxo Su

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  51. I love these wreaths ! I also appreciate you showing & telling how you made them. Thank-you.

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  52. These are so ethereal and pretty; I just love them!

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  53. These are so ethereal and pretty; I just love them!

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  54. Dear Su,

    how lovely! I would like to make one of these one day...
    Hugs from
    Sarah

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    1. Thank you, Sarah, for your sweet visit. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  55. Sue, I love the pretty wreaths! The butterflies are perfect for your cute little cottage (and blog)! After a very hectic year of homeschooling, I'm back! (blogging).....
    I've ignored most social media this year with the exception of Pinterest, and I've been following you and your lovely pins this year.

    xo,
    RJ

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    1. RJ, that's great to be so disciplined! xoox Su

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    1. Thank you, Jill. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox Su

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  57. Su, these are lovely! Nicely done! I love the idea of using punched butterflies and colorful papers. So creative!

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    1. Thank you, Kimberly. Some how I missed your sweet comment. Have a wonderful weekend. xoox Su

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  58. they are both great. I love the butterflies

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  59. ...just coming back by to say I hope all is well with you...haven't posted in awhile and hoping you are just busy with.....life..:)

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    1. Thank you, BJ for asking. We are all well. I got bogged down, and I was going to write something to day, but I have not yet. I had one more room to fix the floors in, so everything is all stacked up. In my library the stuff is almost to the ceiling. :)

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  60. Hi Su, thank you for your visit, it's always a joy to see you, and your comments always make me smile.
    As for the DAPHNES Diary Magazine I am on Page 30-34 it's really Fifi's feature about the Prairie-Style Weddings book.... But all the designs and art is my pieces, the BirdHouse wedding cake that I built, and the wire birdcage cake topper I created for it, that someday will be my daughters cake topper if she has not changed her mind by then....she wants a rustic French Wedding.
    The bird wing that says on the wings of love, is mine and my design, that seamed to take off when I was selling them in my etsy. All the wire birdcages hanging with roses, my daughter is in it a different photo then what was in the book...all my French zinc table place numbers, and the Zinc plaque that says ( I DO ) The typography salvage woods 100 plus years old sign that I made, my LOVE sign that I also sold some in my etsy shop. The garlands dropped in the trees, the place setting favors, and vintage pieces, it was such a beautiful Location to be on with Fifi a 3 hour drive from the southern Ca. Desert that we live on, yet make enough trips to Santa Barbara Ca, to refresh, find our center and take in the peaceful inspiring beauty of the seaside of Santa Barbara Ca.

    The wedding cake I plan to show again in a post with a close up.... My daughter when she gets married someday, she wants me to place it on a post with signs pointing in the direction saying Wedding, one with reception, white desserts and so on.

    Also the chandeliers used in the setting was mine........
    Su, I pick up this mag every so often loving it for so many reasons, and almost left the book store without this one..... When I turned baxk around to get one, I flipped through the pages to see if I would want this issue and was totally SHOCKED to see my daughter and all my art and designs in this issue, I absolutely had know idea I was a part of this feature with Fifi, she could have picked any featured pages out of the book, I gasped and was like OMGosh! It's me....Its my art pieces and Hannah look it's you!

    Little sweet surprises really takes the cake!

    Thank you dear for visiting and mentioning the bird, I have my last one listed in my etsy with a little added rusty art piece I wired up for it. Will look forward to seeing how you display it in you wonderful cottage.

    Xoxxo
    Doré

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    1. It's so neat, Doré. I had a chance to sit down and look at the issue tonight. They plug the wedding book, so that was nice. It looks very beautiful, and your daughter as well. Recognize the signature signs. I pick my copy up at Barnes and Noble; I really enjoy it. I love Santa Barbara, and it is one of the prettiest places on the coast. What a sweet surprise for both of you. I wish it could of mentioned your shop. Maybe you could send an email telling where they can get your items. Sometimes that have that. On p. 44-45, my daughter has one of her prints. She picked it up several months ago at this fantastic boutique called French Bee. I had no idea she had an Etsy shop, but it is mentioned in here, because she is featured. It's so funny, because we both have something from two artists in there. xoxo Su

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  61. I love it, Su. So charming. xo ~ Nancy

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  62. You've been featured, my dear! LOVE your wreath, thanks for sharing with us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  63. You've been featured, my dear! LOVE your wreath, thanks for sharing with us.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you, so much Patti! What a sweet surprise. xoox Su

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  64. Your wreath is beautiful..I love butterflies and I love this.

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Thank you for taking time to visit and leave a kind message today. I love to visit your blogs too, and I do when I can link back. xoxo Su