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Make a Watercolor Butterfly Wreath to Welcome Spring

DIY Paper Butterfly Wreath Up here in Portland, Oregon the sun is peeking through the clouds. We made it through our “once every five years” snowstorm and now I am craving spring. So to get things started I am sharing one of my spring project that is perfect for the front door or for any room in the house. I painted these butterflies in pretty spring shades of watercolor. They are ready for you to download and print, both back and front of the butterflies. You can then follow my step-by-step tutorial below to make this spring wreath. Enjoy! ~ Lia

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  1. I love this!! Pinned it awhile back and planned on printing it to make tomorrow, but when I downloaded the file the colors don’t seem to be the ones shown on your post, especially the green, which is so pale I can’t see the butterfly well. Am I doing something wrong with the file? I really adored the way it looked in your post. Also, just a question about the butterflies being double-sided: are the backs the file that is just a solid color, not the butterfly shape? Thanks so much for your help!!

    • The watercolor does not show well on your browser preview. You will need to actually download it onto your computer and open it in Adobe Acrobat. The colors are all there!

  2. Thank you so much! Awesome project, as always!

  3. The wreath is beuatiful!! and I agree with Adrienne, those books look awesome and you have Little Women my favorite when I was growing up and still is :)

  4. So very pretty, love the watercolour effect! Thank you so much Lia.

  5. I’d love to see this wreath with hummingbirds & fuschia flowers.

  6. This is adorable! You have such good ideas, Lia.

  7. This is not only beautifully simple, it’s simply beautiful! However, I’m puzzled about something… the instructions say the butterflies should be printed on both sides, but how does one do that without reversing the colors/sizes? There’s just one page of graphics, so nothing would match up when you print again on the back page.

  8. This is so cute! A friend of mine was telling me that I need to make a Spring wreath for my blog because she needs some ideas. I’m going to pass this along to her because it is much nicer than whatever I’m going to come up with!

  9. I love that you made this practically impossible not to make. :) I was just looking at my front door wreath and wondering how I could use it to will spring to commence. Pretty sure this is it!

    Thank you!

    • Gorgeous book collection, by the way.

      • I LOVE old books and I have collected some good titles for sure! I always have my eyes open for them.

        • Love the old ones, but I can’t keep myself from the new ones either. It makes moving houses a bear. :)

          I have fallen in love with a new series of reissued titles (old and new classics) with covers illustrated by Jessica Hische. The series is referred to as Drop Caps. The bindings are all the colors of the rainbow, with the edges of the pages to match. I’m working towards owning a good portion, if not all.

          Might not be news to someone with as fine an eye for design as you, but thought I’d share. I rarely tire of discussing books or food. :)

    • Haha! Best comment of the week. Thanks Adrianne!

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