I’m so excited to have Tamara stop by for a visit again. You might remember her super cool closet-to-office makeover. It’s a must see if you missed it. This time around, Tamara’s giving us the step-by-step instructions for making this very festive Easter egg wreath. I’m telling you this lady’s crafting/decorating skills are ‘da bomb.
I’ve been wanting to make an easter egg wreath for about years now. Four years ago after Easter, I bought bags of eggs for 75% off at Big Lots.
I don’t know what should be the highlight, that I bought those eggs four years ago, or that I got them for 50 cents? The Well-Rounded Home gave me a chance to finally make my wreath and I’m grateful. Now my Easter bin needs to be replinshed. Wonder what I’ll make four years from now? Anyway, on to the tutorial.
I found all sorts of inspiration on Pinterest. What I realized is that every wreath is different and depends on your personal preference and style. But, here are a few tips to help you get started.
- 60 Easter eggs (in the color and style of your choice)
- Glue Sticks
- Glue Gun
- 12-inch beveled foam wreath
- 2.5 yards ribbon (to wrap the wreath)
- 2 yards ribbon for wreath bow on top (this step is optional)
The wreath is white Styrofoam. I decided to wrap it with ribbon so you wouldn’t see the white part. I was almost finished (I had a 2 yard roll form Dollar Tree) and ran out of ribbon. The ribbon I had on hand was not the same size or color, so I said forget it and started to glue on the eggs.
I started gluing the eggs on the inside of the wreath first and then worked my way out. Because I tend to be a bit
OCD particular I wanted all my eggs to face the same way. I also tried to alternate colors paying attention to the egg before and below. Does this make sense?
I did not glue eggs on the back side of the wreath. Because this side will sit flat against the door, I didn’t see the need to waste eggs. I did however, make sure that I lined the sides of the wreath, because those will be visible.
The eggs were great because they have a pearlized finish. They were regular size (large) eggs and came 20 in each bag. I actually only used 53 eggs. My only complaint is that there were not equal numbers of each color, so I wasn’t able to create a pattern. But I think the wreath turned out fine.
After all the eggs are glued down and the holes filled (it’s okay for some of the wreath to peek through), now it’s time to make the bow. I have always been the worst at bows, so I turned to Pinterest again and found a bow tutorial that I remixed a bit. There were two things I did different. First I used wire-edged ribbon for my bow and I also created more loops. I knew I wanted a bigger and fuller bow.
The whole project took me about an hour and a half and at least 30 minutes on the bow! Between playing with the ribbon, finding the tutorial, and figuring out how to affix it to the wreath, I realized 45 minutes had passed.
- Wreath- $3.75 (I had a 40% off coupon from Joann’s)
- Glue Sticks- $1 (from Dollar Tree)
- Eggs- No Cost, I had on hand ($2 if you count what I paid in 2008)
- Ribbon- No Cost, I had on hand ($2 if you count what I paid at Dollar Tree)
- TOTAL- $4.75
This was an easy, inexpensive Easter craft. But as with anything, I have learned a few things in the process.
Things I learned:
- If I had chosen the rounded wreath, I would have used fewer eggs.
- I used an organza ribbon I had on hand to wrap the wreath. Because the ribbon was sheer and yellow, you couldn’t really see the ribbon. Wrapping the wreath hides the white spaces that might be left where eggs might not cover the gaps. Be sure to choose a solid ribbon and get enough to wrap your entire wreath.
- One of my favorite stores is Dollar Tree. You can find almost anything crafty there. But there is a reason it costs a dollar. My wire edged ribbon is a bit flimsy and doesn’t stay fluffed without a little help. But for $1, I can’t complain. The colors are perfect and I had just enough for my bow.
- A bow isn’t even necessary. Just loop some ribbon through the wreath and hang. The focus is really on the eggs and not the bow.
- Even if you follow each step exactly as listed on the tutorial, you will probably not wind up with the same final product. And this is OK! Part of crafting is being creative and so feel free to remix my tutorial to come up with a wreath that is uniquely yours.
Don’t give up on your ideas. I bought those eggs four years ago and just made the time to make my wreath. I’m kicking myself that it took me so long. Hopefully you won’t delay as long as I did. Many blessings!
Isn’t this awesome? As always, Tamara never disappoints. I say she’s a master at frugal cuteness. (Total cost only $4.75…what?!) I know my kids would love this. I’m making my plans to hit the stores after Easter to stock up on eggs. How about you?