Easter Wreath, Speckled Eggs and A Hula Hoop!

I love decorating for the Holidays, Easter is a favorite in our home!. It means Spring is here and the flowers are in full bloom, pastel colors are decorated throughout  our home, and bright colored accessories placed around to welcome Spring. Every year for Easter, I make a wreath, a DIY craft that is easy to do. Re-using leftover craft supplies, such as Easter eggs, leftover moss from recent projects along with paint for adding speckles to your eggs, keeps this project way under budget.

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Re-Using Easter Decorations

  • Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Glue Sticks
  • Glue Gun
  • Dark Glaze
  • 1 Plastic Fork
  • 4 bags Moss
  • Hula Hoop (was the only purchase, for $1.00)
  • Craft Wire
  • Cream Color Spray Paint


 

How To:

Step 1: Lay your hula hoop down on a flat surface (be sure to cover your work space), preheat your glue gun, while spray painting your plastic Easter eggs, in a well ventilated area (preferably out doors).  I used the basic White spray paint that I already had from past projects.  After 1 even coat of spray paint, allow your eggs to dry for 15 minutes, than carry inside, Step 2: your glue gun is ready to start gluing, but not just yet. Set your eggs down, grab your moss and start covering your hula hoop (I used 4 bags of moss) this was fun, easy and messy. Wrap your craft wire around your moss, pulling moss to make it look natural and hiding the craft wire too.         Step 3: Its time to glue those eggs to your moss, the glue is HOT and ready to go, so be careful. Use all the eggs you have, get creative by placing them in different angels.  Step 4: I didn’t have black or brown paint, so I decided to use a glaze (brown) to create the look of speckled eggs, using a plastic fork I dipped the tips into the glaze, I ran my finger over the fork tips and speckled the Easter eggs. I wasn’t careful which gave it a more natural look. Step 5:  Create a hook using your craft wire and hang. 

 

Pastel Easter Wreath

I visited my local craft store and thought “I need a wreath”, I couldn’t find one, and thought “I guess everyone is making a Spring time Easter wreath too”.  No such luck in purchasing a wreath. So, I purchased a small hula hoop and thought “what a cool idea”, sturdy and perfectly round. A little moss and some eggs, this was going to be a chic, vintage Easter Wreath with speckled eggs. After gluing the moss, spray painting the eggs and adding speckles to them, I think they turned out pretty chic, don’t you?.

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Are you going to craft your own Easter Wreath this year? Let us know what you think about this DIY Easter Wreath. We enjoy reading your comments.

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Comments

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    vey very cool and creative