I think Patty Schaffer’s DIY Easter Egg Wreath is the prettiest one yet! It’s a super-fast wreath to DIY, and a fun family activity, too. As the family gathers ‘round this holiday weekend, ask each family member to decorate an egg for the wreath. The plain white, plastic eggs are like mini canvases, each one a masterpiece in waiting. When the decorating is done, arrange the eggs on the wreath and you’ll have a family heirloom to enjoy for years to come. Let’s get “crackin'” on this Easter Egg & Spring Blossoms Wreath.
To make an Easter Egg & Spring Blossoms Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
- Plastic decorating eggs in white (these were from WalMart*)
- Fabric, 10” x 45” strip
- Gouache paints, acrylic craft paint, permanent markers, or egg dye kit
- Faux spring silks: Pussy willow branches and flowering cherry branches
- Reindeer moss
- Ribbon (for hanging)
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; wire cutters
*These inexpensive, plastic eggs are sold in a cardboard egg carton, and made specifically for decorating. They do not open and are not fillable.
To make an Easter Egg & Spring Blossoms Wreath:
1. Gather the family and decorate the eggs. If using egg dye, follow the instructions on the package. Or, paint the eggs with acrylic craft paints or gouache paints (Patty used gouache paints). You can also draw your designs with permanent markers.
2. Loosely wrap the fabric strip around the wreath of STYROFOAM Brand Foam. As you wrap the fabric around the wreath, pin the fabric to the back of the wreath. Continue till the wreath is completely covered.
3. Arrange the cherry blossom branches and pussy willow branches where the fabric ends meet on the wreath. Trim branches as needed to create a pleasing arrangement. Glue branches in place.
4. Add moss in and around the branches; be sure to cover any visible hot glue.
5. Arrange eggs around the moss and branches. When pleased with the arrangement, glue the eggs in place.
6. If you like, add more cherry blossoms, pussy willows, and moss to fill in the arrangement.
7. Thread ribbon through the wreath for a hanger.
No matter what your faith or traditions are, I wish you a warm and happy weekend surrounded by good friends and family! Enjoy!