Easter Egg Wreath
Easter Egg Wreath
Hello everyone! I wanted to share a quick easter project I worked on with my mother last week. We followed the instructions set up on the “Country is…” blog by Ms. Jana. She has easy-to-follow instructions, so hop over there and take a peek at how to do it yourself. Be sure to read the instructions first before beginning. It gives you a chance to prepare ahead of time for what you’ll be doing. I’ll just give you a quick overview of how the project went for me and mom.
Materials I Used!
- 42-egg pack from Walmart (1 pack per wreath; but as many as you need will work)
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Cardboard ring (I made mine 3-inches thick instead of 2-inches like Ms. Jana’s; either works)
- Fake grass for easter baskets (I used plastic instead of the paper grass, so it wouldn’t tear as easily)
- Ribbon or an already-made bow
- Long thin stick (to press in the grass when you glue it on)
- Your House Brat (your pet; to “help” you and to mess with)
Making the Outer Row!
Mom was super fast making these wreaths. She took charge of the project and jetted through it! It was interesting trying to keep up with her and take pictures at the same time. LOL!
House Brat Break: Part One
About this time, I got distracted with my cat House Brat Daphne being loud behind us. It’s as though she was asking us what we were doing and why we weren’t paying attention to her instead. So I took a moment to show her some of the easter eggs we were working with…She wasn’t amused.
Making the Inner and Top Rows!
The inner row was a bit tougher to space apart, but that probably had more to do with me going too fast and not paying attention. With our first wreath, we almost forgot to leave a gap between the egg rows for the bow! The top row was a tad tricky at first. But we got the hang of it by checking where to place the egg first and then adding glue to three spots on three different eggs underneath. Before that there was a big glue mess everywhere! (Mostly my fault… *rueful look*)
When we had the easter eggs all lined up where we wanted them, it was time for the grass to be glued in. A warning here! You’ll have to prep your grassy strands first, THEN put the glue in the spot you want. Aaannd, here is where I got a tad too excited…I burned myself because I forgot to grab our handy dandy stick.
House Brat Break: Part Two
Right about now, is when Daphne decided she needed to yell at us some more, especially since it was taking our attention from her some more. So I grabbed the ribbon for one of the bows and showed it to her. Time for another House Brat Break!
It occurred to me that I had forgotten to buy already-finished bows for the wreaths. Luckily, we had some nice thick ribbons from previous projects lying around, so mom pulled those out and set about making our ribbons. There are plenty of tutorials online to learn to make ribbons, but mom whipped some up from previous experience. Thank you mom; I would have been frantic trying to figure it out without you!
And We’re Done!
Once we finished the first wreath, I set it aside to clear some room on the table to keep working. Daphne decided she needed to investigate our work. You know…to make sure we did it right. So as you can see, we’ve made our nifty easter egg wreaths. I intend to take them to my cousin’s house for our easter party as a backdrop for some family photos. Share pictures on our Family Craft Studio facebook page of your work. Good luck on your easter egg wreaths!