Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easter Decor

Psst... wanna see what I made with the below items? You know you want to.

I ended up with this.

And this.

Here is a little bit more.

Ahh, finally, the whole thing.

Pretty, no? And it was SUPER EASY. When all the stores started putting put Easter decor I noticed I kept eying all the egg wreaths but didn't love any of them 100%, so I decided to make one myself. After looking on Etsy and walking the aisles at Hobby Lobby I came home with the first mentioned items (I later had to go back for the cream paint since the green paint I bought was too close to the green on the yarn.).

Here are the steps if you want to make your own!


  • Wreath - I used a straw wreath because it was cheaper than a styrofoam one
  • 1 skein of yarn - I used super soft fuzzy kind, but any texture should work
  • Paper mache eggs - I used 16 (TIP: Go buy the ones in the paper mache section, not the ones in the seasonal craft section, they are cheaper.)
  • Paint - I used 4 different colors
  • Sandpaper
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Mod Podge
  • Wreath Hanger - My hanger was too small for my wreath that is why I wrapped the raffia around the wreath and then tied it to the hanger
Get the wreath ready
  1. Find an end of your yard and hot glue it onto your wreath.
  2. Wrap the yarn all the way around the wreath, be sure to cover all of the wreath frame you don't want styrofoam showing! I think mine was covered after two layes, but I decided to go on and use the whole skein to get that super soft fluffy look. This takes some time so I recommend sitting on the couch, catching up on some tv while doing this!
  3. Once that is done, hot glue the other end to the BACK of the wreath.

Get the eggs ready
  1. Paint all your eggs, only use one coat and don't worry if it's not perfect you are going to sand them for that rustic look anyways! (TIP: Paint half of the egg at a time, let dry, then paint the other half. That way you don't get paint all over you.)
  2. Once the eggs are dry start sanding! I used a fine grit sandpaper to start with, about a 120 or so but that was taking too long (even though I like the look, what can I say? I am not patient!) so I switched to an 80 and then went back over them quickly with the 120. If you sand too hard, like I did, in places, don't worry! Just remember to hot glue that side down later.
  3. Seal with Mod Podge, I used the matte finish.
Putting it all together
  1. Figure out how you want your eggs on the wreath. You could do it like I did, you could lay them end to end all the way around the wreath or any way you come up with!
  2. Start gluing! I tried my best to not glue any of the eggs together, I hate it when you can see the hot glue. If the eggs seem loose wedge the glue gun under them and get some more glue on the bottom side.
Hang it up and admire your handy work!


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