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Thursday, March 25, 2010
Glittered Easter egg wreath
I have been wanting to make a wreath for my door for ages. We kept our Christmas wreath up almost to Valentine's Day! I was ready for something spring-y! I gave a different wreath a try, but it didn't work out too well, so this is where I ended up. I'm sure it's been done before, but if you haven't seen it, here's the how-to!
You will need some plastic Easter eggs. I got an 18 pack at Dollar Tree. You also need a wreath form, some toothpicks or skewers, mod podge, a paintbrush, glitter, hot glue gun or other glue and some ribbon or fabric. I also used some polyurethane spray to finish it off.
Begin by putting a toothpick or skewer into the egg's little holes on the end. Then paint on the mod podge covering the entire thing.
Next take your glitter and cover the egg. We found it easiest to dump a bunch of glitter into a plastic dish and use a spoon to cover the egg.
(tip: I started to run out of glitter so I mixed a couple of tablespoons of sugar with the glitter and it worked out great! I hope no birds or anything start hanging out on my wreath!)
I had an extra wreath form (also from Dollar Tree) that we stuck the eggs in to dry.
Once we had all of our eggs glittered, we took them outside and sprayed them with the polyurethane to seal in the glitter. (be forewarned, we got glitter everywhere!) While these were drying, I wrapped the wreath form with ribbon. (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of this step!)
For the last step, I used my hot glue gun to glue the eggs all over the wreath form. I tied some ribbon around the top and hung it on the longhorn!!
I also thought this would make a cute centerpiece on the table. Just leave out the last step and put a candle in the middle of it! Shazam! Sparkly table!
I am the mom of two of the sassiest little girls ever and married to one hot tamale. I love to be creative. I like to sew, cook, take pictures and try new crafty things. I love hot tea, french fries and sweet little kisses from my girls. My life is great and very richly blessed. I started this blog so that family living far away could keep up with our goings on and feel close to us.