I can hardly believe there are only a few days left until Easter! This year’s wreath is one that I’ve had in mind for a year or so, but didn’t put it together until I spotted the speckled egg at the dollar spot at Target. I love this color and combined with pink and gold, it’s a great look for our black front door.
The wooden egg isn’t large enough to hang on a front door, but it fit in perfectly for what I had in mind for it. A couple of years ago I bought this wicker tray at Goodwill for .99. I had plans to use it as an egg decoration, but couldn’t decide on just the right look for it. Using the Target egg along with the tray gave me the size I needed for the door.
I cleaned the tray using TSP and gave it two coats of Rustoleum Chalked Spray Paint in Serenity Blue.
I gathered up some items that I thought I would use for the egg. I decided not to use the two small bunnies pictured here. I had the metal R and the pink ribbon on hand and I bought the bunny ribbon at Joann Fabric and Crafts.
I tried out several positions for the R and the bunny ribbon and decided on the center of the egg for the R and to angle the ribbon across the top and bottom. It’s all glued in place using E6000 glue. I like to use this instead of hot glue when the item will be placed outdoors.
I cut the twine hanger and added a craft bead to the hole in the egg before positioning the egg into the center of the tray.
To add more dimension to the piece and to fill in some of the empty space on the tray, I added groups of felt flowers.
These felt flowers are made differently than the ones I used on my Spring Blooms Wall Art. These are easily made by cutting a strip of felt, folding it in half lengthwise and making snips with scissors all along the length of it.
I made several of these in pastel green and pink. Each one is glued to the tray with E6000. I added a few rosettes, too.
I added a piece of twine to the back if the tray to hang it. It’s glued to the tray and then secured with a piece of stiff felt. I tied it off into a knot to keep it from slipping.
The finishing touch was to add a pink bow with a teal felt flower center. Those are both glued in place using E600, too. I love the look of teal, blue, and pink for Easter.
I love making traditional wreaths, but I’m enjoying trying out some new ideas lately that aren’t quite what’s expected for a wreath.
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Easter Egg Wreath