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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!

So, Happy Easter Ya'll!

I'm linking up to Gay's party!

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Jenn @ South of Sheridan said...

Beautiful! Looks like this is the week for wreath making! lol :)

Nora Johnson said...

Beautiful wreath- you're so talented!

Wishing you a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by & look forward to *seeing* you again! Love yr 'J' post too - you have a great blog!


Erin said...

I love your wreath! Yall did a great job!

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your wreath is so cute! I love things that sparkle.

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Very cute! And I love the hook you have on your door.

I'm visiting from Fun Friday Finds. :)


Mom Taxi Julie said...

Very cute!!

Anonymous said...

love your wreath. I may be stopping at the dollar tree later today, thanks to you.

Stopping in from hodgepodge friday.

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

That is a fantastic idea for our week off! Got to love/hate glitter!

Meg said...

Wow I hope I have time between unpacking boxes to try this out... I still can't remember why on earth I offered to host Easter dinner for my family a week after moving!

Gay Vaughan said...

You're always amazing! I saw a similar wreath at Target today for MUCH more than you have in this one. Thank you so much for bringing your hodgepodge to the party! I love seeing what you are up to...and hope you will join again!

Mrsblogalot said...

Such a good idea! I'm getting right on one this weekend!

jenjen said...

That wreath is so cute. I love the glitter. Awesome!


Melissa B. said...

So crafty...and such a fun project to do with the kids!

FunOnaDime said...

Cute wreath! What a great idea. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Lynette said...

Love the really think of every thing:)

Connie Weiss said...

What a great idea. I think my kids are old enough to do this with me.

Thanks for sharing!

Ode to Motherhood said...

This looks like fun..I still have plastic easter eggs and glitter. Great tutorial!

Tam @ Sew Dang Cute said...

This is so cute! I love the glitter and I really love the fact that your daughter helped!!! What a great project for kids! I'll be featuring as one of my favorites. Thanks for linking up to my link party!

mmtncrfts said...

Very cute! It's a wonderful project for kids and the results are great.
Thanks for sharing

Melinda Cornish said...

What a sweet wreath, in more ways than one....I love this and it is inexpensive too.......thanks for showing it! Melinda

Working Mommy said...

How did the wreath fare with the birds?? Any nibblers??