|Spring Easter Wreath|
Spring is coming up and Easter is right around the corner so I thought I'd share a little Easter egg wreath I made the other day.
It was pretty easy to make - if I can do it, just about anyone can... And cheap, too (about $7)
Gotta LOVE Dollar Tree!
It's amazing what you can come up with when you make a trip to Dollar Tree. I adore that store (made a rhyme, heh). I feel like I'm rich there because I can put anything I want in my cart and don't even have to worry about the price. ;) Ha! That never happens ANYWHERE else, believe me.
Anyway, I actually had plans on making a larger wreath with full size pink and purple plastic eggs but I found these smaller (about 2 inch) eggs... 24 in a pack, so I decided to give it a go and make a more colorful, floral Easter wreath.
These are VERY easy to make and it took about an hour from start to finish to create this one.
Here's what you'll need:
- Floral Foam Ring. This one is about 10 inches.
- 4 bunches of artificial flowers. I used pink and purple lilacs.
- 2 Bags of 24 Count plastic eggs, the smaller size, roughly 2 inches. I used 32 for this Easter wreath.
- Crepe Party Streamers in whatever color you'd like, I chose pink.
- Glue gun (not pictured)
First, you'll want to wrap the foam ring with the streamer paper and secure with hot glue.
Apply a nice amount of hot glue to a plastic egg making sure the glue covers the seam where the egg opens and closes (so it won't pop open after you glue it on)
Press it on top of the foam ring and hold it for a minute until its secured in place. Don't worry about which way you glue the eggs on. I glued mine on every which way and it turned out fine.
Repeat the process until you have the whole ring covered.
Next pull the tops of the bunches of flowers free from the long stem. Add hot glue to the separated stem with the flowers and insert between each gap between the eggs around the upper portion of the wreath.
And here you go, a simple, cheap wreath. It cost about $7 total to make and I had some stuff left over.
If I make another one, I might buy one more bunch of lilacs to fill in gaps and make it a little fuller but it's not necessary at all.
This would be a great project to make with the kids but be careful with that dang hot glue gun. I have to admit I'm probably not the craftiest person but I'm REALLY good at getting glue everywhere, including my fingers (ouch).
Sooo, give it a go and be sure to share your finished wreath. I'd love to see what you come up with. =)