Easter Craft #1 . . . . Wreath

I love wreaths.

In Australia they only come out for Christmas, but I love them so much that I am going to start putting them up at other times of the year.

So for Easter I thought I better make an easy peasey one,
so that I actually finish it!

Ha! (I know myself well!)

Ingredients

* Wreath of any description (I bought mine at a gift shop for $14)
* Polystyrene eggs (I bought three packets for $7)
* Skewers
* Wide mouth jar
* Acrylic paint
* Paint brush
* Hot glue gun or white glue
* Wire or ribbon (for hanging)

Tools and Materials

Destructions

Pile your eggs next to a paint colour tube so that you are happy with colour division

Choosing your colours

Working with one colour at a time firmly push a skewer into each egg

Skewer Time

Paint each egg, giving a thicker than normal coat

Having a skewer to hold a wet, slippery & elliptical object is very handy

Place the skewer in the jar to allow the egg to dry

Drying time with no streaks or mess

Move onto the next colour

*each egg will need at least 2 coats of paint,
although lighter colours may need 3

Arrange eggs onto the wreath

Take a photo with your phone or camera, so that you can refer to it when you start glueing.

Taking a photo seems obvious, but I forget to do it ALL the time :(

Remove all the eggs and then attach them (using your photo as guide) with hot glue gun or white glue (I use Helmar Tiger glue). Use the glue you are most confident with.

Put adhesive on eggs as well as the wreath for good contact

Attach a bow or little wire hook to the back of your wreath – and you’re done!

Bella!

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2 Responses to Easter Craft #1 . . . . Wreath

  1. scrappingirl says:

    this look FAB Pia xxxxx

  2. I love this idea! thanks for sharing i’ve never thought of doing an easter wreath before. We’ve been getting really exited about easter too. You might like our special easter hot cross bun post including a recipe!
    http://teaandsympathynewyork.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/easter-hot-cross-buns-british-superstition/
    enjoy.x

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