Sunday, March 10, 2013

Easter Egg Wreath

Last summer while we were out yard sale-ing  I came across a real bargain!  A box full of plastic Easter eggs with grass! All for .25 cents! So what I'm about to show you cost me a total of $2.25 because I also found a straw wreath at Goodwill for $2!
This little project was so simple and fun to put together, I was wishing I had another wreath and more eggs!
I saw this sign wrote on the box and got all excited and here it was summer time and we were sweating in the heat with no sign of Easter in sight!  Oh well, that's what crafters do!
Easter Egg Wreath

For this project you will need:
  • 12" straw wreath
  • Lots of plastic Easter eggs (I used about 80)
  • Two bags of paper basket filler (I used the natural brown color because it was in the box)
  • Glue gun with glue sticks
  • flat head screwdriver
If you want your wreath sectioned out into colors then sort your eggs and start gluing!  I used the low heat setting on my glue gun so the glue would cool faster and I wouldn't have to hold each egg in place for so long.  Since my eggs were of the cheap version, some didn't want to stay closed so I just added a tiny amount of hot glue to keep them closed.
After you get all the eggs glued to your wreath, use the flat head screwdriver to push the shredded paper into the open spaces between the eggs. Continue until all the open spaces are filled.  I didn't use any glue to hold the paper, it just stays put for the most part.
This is what your wreath should look like when you're finished.  You could also mix the colors while gluing the eggs onto the wreath and use the traditional green color of shredded paper for a very different look.  Will you be looking for plastic Easter Eggs next time you go yard sale-ing or thrifting?

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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10 comments:

  1. Very nice idea with the color block pattern! sweet idea!
    JoAnn

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  2. How eggciting!! It looks great!! franki

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  3. Very cool! I love the color blocking. (I found you at the More the Merrier link party!)

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  4. Very cute! Your newest follower. I am over from hometalk. i've pinned this for a later project.

    amanda from www.mommyiscoocoo.com

    mommyiscoocoo@gmail.com

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  5. What a great deal! Your wreath looks so beautiful!

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  6. This is cute! I love the way you arranged the colors... and what a steal to find all those supplies for $.25!

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  7. So cute! Thanks for sharing this on The Creative HomeAcre Hop! Hope to see you this Sunday at:
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/03/the-creative-homeacre-hop-7.html

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  8. Very cute........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  9. Newest follower here! I found you though the blog hop. You have a wonderful blog, I can't wait to read more. You can find me at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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