Monday, January 7, 2013
I was inspired to make this pink and zebra butterfly wreath from a magazine I saw. The finished size is about 6 inches around.
I bought a piece of Styrofoam that is about 12”x12”x1/2”. I cut circles with my Silhouette and drew them on my Styrofoam to use as guides. Then I cut out the wreath shape with my craft knife. I picked out a fabric I liked to cover the circle with. That is the pink zebra print. I cut it in 1”x 12” strips and then just started wrapping. I added hot glue here and there to keep the strips of fabric where I wanted them. You gotta be careful with hot glue and Stryofoam. They are not best friends…lol. I added bakers twine to hang it with next. Then I layered the back fabric with some hot glue.
I tied a pink strip of fabric around the front, middle. I knew I wanted to add some kind of embellie later. I die cut different sizes of butterflies on my Silhouette. I also punched some with my Martha Stewart punches. I embossed them with various Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders. Then I misted them with Glitter Mist. I added to the wreath with hot glue. Lastly, I added a safety pin with some sequins and some charms on it to the piece of pink fabric. TFL!