Jesse James Inspirations Butterfly Bead Wreath

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by Jesse James Design Team

Jesse James Inspirations Butterfly Bead Wreath

Basic craft supplies combine for a beautiful wreath!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Download and print project template. Draw a butterfly onto Black felt, folding the felt in half and cutting the shape out so you have two identical butterfly shapes. Adjust the size of the template and create several different butterfly shapes in several different colors. If desired, cut circles and teardrops from different colors of felt to adhere to the butterfly shapes. (Tip: folding the felt in half before cutting will provide you with two identical shapes that you can use to create the symmetrical markings on your butterflies.)
  • 2
    Cut two pieces of thick aluminum wire that are 10 inch each. Wrap them around each other in their centers, making an X. Wrap them around each other a couple of times to make sure they are secure.
  • 3
    Glue the wire X in the center of a Black felt butterfly. If the ends are too long, cut them. Then glue another Black butterfly on top and seal the edges with glue. This will allow your butterflies to keep their shape.
  • 4
    Lay out your butterflies on the wreath to see where you’d like to put them. Lay out the butterflies from the package(s) at this time. Once you are happy with the placement of your butterflies, glue them to the wreath.
  • 5
    With your various ribbons, begin wrapping them around the wreath as many or as few times as you’d like and glue the ribbon to the back of the wreath to secure it.
  • 6
    Choose beads from the packages and thread the beads onto your thin wire. Crimp the ends of wire or bend the ends of the wire around to stop the beads from coming off the wire.
  • 7
    Wrap the beaded wire around the wreath.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Jesse James Beads Inspirations of Your Choice such as High Def 104573349 (2) and/or Angelic 104573341 (2)
  • Red River Vine Grapevine Wreath 14 inch 104462761
  • Nicole™ Crafts Butterfly Clip Brights 104745750
  • CPE The New Image Group Felt Sheet 9 inch x 12 inch Black 104276464
  • Other CPE The New Image Group Felt Sheets 9 inch x 12 inch such as Tangerine 104276463 and/or Sky Blue 104276456 and/or Yellow 104276432
  • Offray Spool O'Ribbon of Your Choice such as Fuchsia 104188389 and/or Turquoise 104430741 and/or Orange 100392107
  • Panacea Heavy Duty 8 inch Wire Cutters 104455865
  • Panacea Stem Wire 18 gauge 18 inch Brown 104183841
  • Thick Aluminum Wire (18 Gauge or Higher)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Dual Temperature Trigger Glue Gun 104180411
  • Surebonder All Purpose Stik Glue Sticks 4 inch 50 pc. 104737928
  • Scissors
Download Project Template