I think I’ve mentioned before that I’m not exactly a craft whiz. However, while on a walk this morning with AB, I found inspiration for this Easter Egg Wreath! One of our neighbors had a festive Easter wreath on their front door. I hang wreaths for every occasion: Christmas, Halloween, 4th of July, etc., but I didn’t have one for Easter!
Then I remembered a bunch of extra plastic eggs my mother-in-law had brought over last year and I had stuffed in the hall closet. And for some reason we had a couple metal wreath frames in the closet too. I started getting more and more excited as I thought about it — I had extra pastel pipe cleaners…and a hot glue gun — surely I could put something together!
These are all things I had on hand, but it should only cost about $15 to purchase all of these supplies. (Thrifty is always a plus for a craft too!!)
PART ONE: I glued the eggs to the wreath frame with the widest part of the eggs touching each other and the pointy side facing outwards.
TIP Before I did this I arranged the eggs in a pattern so I wouldn’t accidentally end up with two of the same color next to each other — I had a limited number of eggs since I was only using what I found in storage.
PART TWO: Once all the eggs were attached (and glue dried), I decided to jazz up the wreath with some pipe cleaners. I played around with it until I had created some faux bows. Here’s how:
Slide one pipe cleaner under the wreath.
Cross the ends of pipe cleaner and twist twice to keep in place.
Slide a second pipe cleaner under the wreath and fasten the same way by twisting.
Fold the ends of the second pipe cleaner in to form a “bow.”
Twist the first pipe cleaner over the ends of the bow to secure.
Lastly, I trimmed the ends of the pipe cleaners so they didn’t stick out quite so far and tied on a ribbon bow for a finishing touch.
I’m so happy with how my first DIY Easter Egg wreath turned out! Especially since it was easy and free! I think I could get the hang of this crafting thing. 🙂
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