Since today is Mother’s Day, and I think it was only apt that I let my mom post one of her tutorials here on the site.
Collect twigs long enough to make a six inch full circle with some more that sprays to the side. Willow (aka Weeping willow) works well because they are pliable. For tougher twigs, soak in water for about 30 minutes or until it becomes manageable.
Use brown or black small plastic ties to keep the shape of the circle. I use 2 on what I refer to as to top of the wreath. Trim off excess plastic.
Using a butterfly punch, cut out 3 of each color of cardstock (plain or printed). Cut a minimum of 36 – enough for 12 butterflies.
Using 3 cut-outs of the same color at a time, glue the body (center) of the butterflies. This give them the 3-D effect.
When glue is dry, separate/open the left and right wings. You can mix colors, too!
Using a stronger grade of glue, strategically glue each butterfly to the wreath in various positions. Let glue dry.
Display by a window using a suction cup hook.
You can also hang by the side of a mirror or frame.
You can also try making straight twig arrangements instead of wreaths!