Pinterest, Pinterest, Pinterest...what would I do without you. Searching for Easter wreaths, I came across Debbie's wreath over at Kennedy Klan News. Thanks for sharing the tutorial Debbie!
It looked quick, easy, inexpensive and most of all CUTE! Just what I wanted. So here's how I did mine, which is pretty much the same as Debbies.
Gather your supplies. You'll need:
- Plastic Eggs - I used about 40-45
- Easter Grass
- Deco Mesh Ribbon
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Floral Wire or Pipe Cleaners/Chenille Stems
- Razor Blade
Use a plate or charger to trace a large circle on your cardboard. I used a priority shipping box. Draw a smaller circle inside the larger one. You want your ring at least 2" wide or more so you have room to glue your eggs. I used a razor blade to cut mine out but you could use a knife or scissors.
Get busy gluing your eggs, butt to butt like I've done in the photo above. My ring could have been a little bigger (how many times have you said that girls)? I was barely able to glue those suckers on there. I ended up using the medium and small eggs because the big ones just wouldn't fit. *Be sure to leave an empty spot at the top of the wreath, egg free so you can add your bow.
You want to fill the spaces between the eggs and anywhere you can see cardboard, with the grass. I started out using a crochet hook to shove the grass in while trying (keyword is trying) not to burn myself.
I found that best way to insert the grass was to grab a little wad and fold it back and forth so you have a short, thick little - well wad for lack of a better word, using a strand from your wad, wrap it around the end to hold it. Add glue to the wrapped end and shove it in between the eggs.
We're almost done. It's time for the bow. I wasn't quite sure how to handle the big deco mesh ribbon so I found this a site called Mardi Gras Outlet. It has wonderful ideas and inspiration. It explains how to tie a bow, so rather than me trying to explain it, I'm including the link because they have pics too. It also shows you how to make a deco mesh butterfly which is so cute. Just click on the link above.
The how much and where at:I found the eggs and grass on sale at Walgreens, I bought 4 packages but only used 3. What a deal. The cute foam bunnies were at Family Dollar. Hobby Lobby had 40% off of the ribbon.
- Deco Mesh Ribbon = $4.79 (Plenty left for another project)
- Three bags of 15 eggs @ .49 cents each = $1.47
- One bag of grass @ .99 cents = .99
- One pkg of foam bunnies $1.00
- Misc items I had on hand such as pink ribbon, hot glue and cardboard.
Total Time spent = less than 2 hours
Gotta love dollar stores!
Always remember it's nice to have money to buy whatever you want, but never let a lack of money stop you from creating. Sometimes the best things come from making do with what you have. Anyone can do this craft or something similar. Stop stressing and just have fun. See where your mind takes you.