Lace Butterfly Wreath
Flutter into the warmer months with this festive and chic
freestanding lace butterfly wreath! This simple and quick project
will make a stunning impression on your front door or in any
gathering space. Follow this tutorial for the step-by-step
but if you prefer to get up close to the action, check out the
accompanying Lace Butterfly Wreath video to see how it's done.
To craft your freestanding lace butterfly wreath, you will need:
Begin by hooping a
layer of heavy duty water-soluble
stabilizer, taut. We recommend using Sulky Ultra Solvy or Vilene.
Next, wind bobbin thread to match the top thread you've selected
for your designs.
For best results, use
40 wt. rayon thread to stitch your freestanding lace
Stitch only one design per hooping, in the smallest hoop possible for
the design, which in this case is a 4" x 4" (100mm x 100mm) hoop.
Next, unhoop the embroidery and carefully trim the excess
stabilizer from around the design, then dissolve the rest of the
stabilizer in water.
Allow each of your
pieces to dry completely before attempting to adhere them onto your
How many butterflies you choose to make is up to you! For this 22"
wreath, we used eleven lace butterflies in varied sizes.
Use a hot glue gun to mark a strip down the back side of the
butterfly body, then place it in position on your wreath.
Add extra appeal to your wreath with a beautiful ribbon bow at
the top or bottom.
Finally, make sure that you have a hanger on the back of your
wreath so it hangs evenly and securely.
This lace wreath is a
great welcome to the warm weather months and is sure to impress any
If you love the
Chrysalis collection, you may also enjoy this
Spring Butterfly design from our sister company, Embroidery
Check out the
Make a Lace Butterfly Wreath video to take a closer
look at the techniques discussed here.