Wednesday, March 20, 2013

DIY: Easter Egg Wreath

Easter is coming up, so here is a super easy tutorial for cute wreath to help make your home a bit more festive and dress up your door.  I originally pinned this here.


This wreath cost less than $12 to make.  It did help that all Easter stuff was 30% at Hobby Lobby the day I shopped. :)


You'll need a hot glue gun, 5 bags of plastic Easter eggs ( I originally got 4 and had to go back and get another one), 1 bag of Easter grass, ribbon, and a wreath or you could use a strong cardboard cut into the size wreath you want to use.  I just used a straw wreath from Hobby Lobby for about $4.  I also used 2 types of ribbon- one for making the hanging part for the wreath and a premade ribbon bow.  You could always make your own bow out of the same ribbon too.

The first thing I did was make a loop with the ribbon and glued it to the wreath, so that the wreath can hang from the door.


Then I started gluing the eggs down.  I basically just did 2 rows of eggs on the wreath.  I just randomly glued them down in any color order.  Make sure you place the eggs horizontal on the wreath. Do not have them standing up or tilting upward. Keep gluing until you have covered the whole wreath.

 

 Now you do the top layer of the wreath.  All you do here is randomly place and glue eggs on top all around to make the wreath look more full and fill in some of the gaps.  You can leave to top part of the wreath  open since you'll need some space to put the big bow.


Now here's the messy part- you get to stuff Easter grass in all the crevices around the wreath.  I basically put a big blob of glue wherever I wanted to put grass and then stuffed the grass in between the eggs with a pen so it would stay glued down.  You will do this throughout the whole wreath.


Now the wreath looks pretty crazy with Easter grass hanging EVERYWHERE!  


 Just take some scissors and trim the grass around the outside and the inside of the wreath.  
Last, glue down your big bow.


Now, go get ready for Easter!

6 comments:

  1. With the ribbon loop, did you tie it in a knot or glue the two loose pieces together?
    Looks super cute. Going to make one this week.

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  2. Love this! Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. Love this idea!! Thanks for sharing <3

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  4. Looks fantastic! Can't wait to make one!

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  5. Made it, and I LOVE it! My young kids love it too, reminds them of fun egg hunts and all the goodies in their Easter basket. I wrapped it in the purple ribbon I used for the bow to keep the straw from 'shedding'. Adds a nice touch. I've already gotten lots of compliments on it, and I just made it yesterday. Thanks for the pin!

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  6. Beautiful! However, did you glue the eggs to the back of the wreath too or just the front? Thanks, Kelly

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