Butterfly Spring Wreath

A house’s front door is the sort of the mouth of the house. It’s either smiling or glowering at people. Some people’s front porches around here make me want to knock on the door and ask to pay a quarter to see the rest of the house. I’m kind of noisy like that. When I see blooming wreaths, old benches topped and fluffed with cheery shades of yellow and green, rusty antiques artfully displayed in flower beds, and window boxes exploding with flowers…I just know if the outside is that good, the inside has got be amazing.

Butterfly Spring Wreath by chapter37

My front door, well, let’s just say, it is sort of like the fourteen year old tom-girl who just discovered lipstick and curling irons. You can tell she’s trying, and you feel like patting her on the back just to encourage her. You sort of want to tell her she’ll be a lady in no time so don’t worry too much about it.

DIY spring wreath with ivy and butterflies by chapter37

One day my front yard will grow up to be a fine lady, and maybe even get what they call some “curb appeal”. In the mean time…we like to stick to simple things like making cheery little wreaths to offer a proper hello to Spring. “Wreath making” in the loosest sense possible that is. A thrift store embroidery hoop, a clearance string of ivy, several particularly happy looking butterflies, and a bit of ribbon is all that is needed for this  wreath.

DIY wreath out of thrifted embroidery hoop

Nothing fancy here…a little twisting and a little tying…

simple Spring wreath

And before you know it, your front door will be looking a lot like Spring…

Spring Wreath how to by chapter37

…With a smile. Are you tempted to pay a quarter to see more? Ya, me neither, but it’s a good effort.

Isaiah 40:8   The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. 

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3 Responses to Butterfly Spring Wreath

  1. that is very pretty.
    I stopped by from the creativity unleashed link up

  2. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    So perfect for spring! And I love the embroidery hoop – very clever!

  3. Amy F. says:

    You are a clever woman! Love your bright spirit, too… matches those bright butterflies!

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