Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easter Egg Wreath

I saw this idea here at one of the blogs I follow and wanted to try it... especially since I have NO EASTER decor on my front door. Or ANY decor for that matter....

*sigh*

I found a large and small straw wreath at Michaels, one that fit inside the other snugly... and bags of plastic eggs for $1/18 pack (at Dollar Tree). If you checked out the above link, you'll notice that she used wooden eggs. I couldn't find any, and using plastic eggs is probably WAY CHEAPER (at least around here).

So I used packaging tape to secure my wreaths together... (just saw it laying around and though, hmmm, why not!)

Then I started to glue on the eggs in random positions.
Once it was filled (I used 3 packs of eggs = 54 eggs), I started to glue spanish moss around the outside of the wreath to cover the straw. Then I strung a little glue in between the eggs and shoved little bits of moss between them to fill in the gaps.
And this is what it look like when it's mossed-out!
I used some leftover ribbon I had to hang it.. plus a 3M Command hanger and hung it outside my front door. This was AFTER I attempted to hang it on my front door. Come to find out, I couldn't shut my storm door after it was up. *Argh* Oh well.
Then, clean up your mess! Because you WILL have a mess if you use spanish moss.
*Note to self: Don't set glue gun down on table when using spanish moss. Makes for a messy, mossy, glue gun.

3 comments:

Melissa Wilson said...

Super cute! :)

Jacqueline said...

That is completely adorable! I found your blog surfing around on twitter! I'm so glad I did. I LOVE crafty stuff and creative crafters. I laughed when I saw the glue gun. Been there and done that! LOL Have a great day! :)

LollyChops said...

How totally cute! I love those wreaths and making one on your own is way better than buying one! This came out so awesome!

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