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Flights of Fancy Spring Wreath

Welcome spring with a wreath aflutter with handmade butterflies and leaves. Paper-thin metalworking sheets make it easy to spread your crafting wings—simply snip out shapes using our templates, then bend and paint them to create a kaleidoscope of color.

Photography: Aaron Dyer

Source: Martha Stewart

materials

  • Scissors

  • Clear tape

  • Thin metal sheets (Metalworking metallic sheets, $11, and metalworking tool set, $26, by Martha Stewart Crafts, amazon.com)

  • Embossing mat and stylus

  • Craft paint and paintbrush (optional, Multisurface craft paint, by Martha Stewart Crafts, $2.50 for 2 oz., michaels.com)

  • Hot-glue gun

steps

  1. Download and print butterfly and leaf templates. Cut around shapes, tape onto metal sheets, then cut shapes from metal.

  2. Working on mat, use tip of stylus to make lines in butterfly wings and veins in leaves. Gently bend wings.

  3. If desired, paint a few butterflies; let dry completely, about 1 hour.

  4. Hot-glue shapes to wreath.

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