Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easter Egg Wreath

Beyond The Picket Fence 

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Today I am linking up for a party at Just a Girl for a little Show and Share Party and Becky  at Beyond the Picket Fence for 100 Ideas for under $100.00 and Madison at Somewhatsimple.    I made these last year in mass quantities and decided I would make no more, however the bug got me, along with a couple of friends who didn't get one last year so I pulled out all the makins' and here we are. Please join Just A Girl 
I saw this process on a post last year, but I don't remember whose, so sorry I couldn't give the credits. But it is fun, easy and there is very little cost in them so a person could just make them as tossables after the Easter is over. 


The fun thing about this is you can use any colors, make them with any size eggs and decorate them with as little or as much fluff as you like. 


My supply list. plastic eggs, any size or several sizes, ribbon, grass, hot glue, (oops forgot to show that but you will see that in a later photo), cardboard, and a pencil.



I cut a 12" circle using a plate as my template, make a mark 2" in and draw another circle and then cut with a sharp knife. It does not have to  perfect and I use my dinner and salad plates for template. I then tie a small piece of ribbon at the top for a hanger and make two pen marks where I don't want to glue eggs.
The next step is to hot glue your eggs, butts together starting from one pen mark and going to the next. This is pretty simple, you can make a pattern or not, I don't because it would upset my anal self to have it not work out perfectly in the end. :)
It takes about 48 eggs to make it nice and full. You can also use the little small ones to make it fuller or the really large ones to make a BIG wreath.



Before adding the second layer of eggs I hot glue some grass in between the eggs. It just takes care of few of the empty spaces and makes it look fuller.



Did I mention the hot glue? Please be careful when shoving the grass in between those eggs or you will get this.


OUCH! I ended up with 3 huge blisters by the time I was done. 



Almost done, just have to add a second layer of eggs at random on top of the first layer, Poke a little more grass in the empty holes and...........

And........your done. Total cost for this project under $10.00
Two bags of eggs @ $2.00 each = $4.00
One bag of grass @ $1.50 = $1.50
1 roll of ribbon @ $3.00 = $3.00
Misc. items such as glue and cardboard I found in my cupboard.





 
 
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39 comments:

Jenglamgirl said...

so darling.........love it, way to go! SORRY ABOUT THE BURNS, I KNOW... BEEN THERE DONE THAT! HA! jgg

beckyw said...

okay, I NEEED TO make one! Just can't find my ester stuff!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Debbie this is super cute! Would you mind if I show the first picture on my blog and direct my readers over here to learn how to do it? Let me know-It's really cute and super easy! Thanks for sharing!

Robin~♥

Debbie said...

Robin - I would be honored!

Laura said...

This is a great project!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog-

I enjoyed visiting yours this evening!

Laura

Christine said...

I honestly think this is my favorite wreath I have seen so far...so very cute and sweet! Thank you for the tip to...I am always getting burned on my projects with that glue gun!

Pat Harris said...

I love the wreath! It also has so many possibilities. Can't wait to try making one.

Thank you for visiting junkblossoms. I hope you'll come back soon. We love company! Pat.

MONICA said...

uaoooo it's fantastic!!!congratulations!!!!!

Kelley said...

It looks great... and the same thing happend to me with the hot glue. ouch!

have a great day!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hello Debbie
I came over from Robin's blog to say "hi". I love the pretty easter wreath you made. I enjoyed reading your great tutorial.
Your grandchildren are adorable and your bathtub pond is wonderful.
Best Wishes from England
Lindsay

BJ_Mama said...

Oh, I LOVE IT! I hope I cna find time to make one before Easter! THANKS!

Simply Sara said...

LOVE this idea! So cute!
I am definitely making one with my kids :)
Thanks!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it was worth the blisters you got- so cute! i love it!

Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Such a great wreath and project and I love that is affordable!!!
thanks for stopping by my blog
xoox
Bunny

Angel said...

Your wreath is just too cute!!Easter is such a fun time especially when you have grandbabies to play with! Thank you for stopping by and visiting me and becoming a Follower.Have a great weekend!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Wow--I can't believe you just started with a cardboard ring for this--looks so festive. Sorry about your burnt fingers. Thanks for linking up!

Amy said...

That is so cute! I never would have guessed it was glued on a cardboard ring. Cute!!

Deedra said...

Hooray!!!! Been looking for an Easter wreath to make !! Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial!

Connie said...

That is so cute! Love the bow too!

Deedra said...

I linked to you and this great tutorial! Thanks :)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I love it! I am so sorry about your fingers, though! Hot glue guns can be ruthless! Thanks for sharing how you made this! :)

Have a great night! :)

Kat @ measuring my life in l-o-v-e said...

This is so adorable and love that it's made from a cardboard back!!! TFS!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Holy cuteness! I love love love love this!

:)

So frugal.

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

I made this last year as well. I got the idea from here: http://www.coveredincrafts.com/2009/03/plastic-easter-egg-wreath.html

The Happy Homemaker said...

I came over from Robin's blog...this is great.I love that it's glued onto cardboard...and is flat on the back, and very lightweight...great for a school bulletin board!

polkadotumbrella said...

This is Jennifer from The Polka Dot Umbrella. I am featuring this wreath at http://www.whateverdeedeewants.com/ next week and it will be on our blog on April 5th. Thanks for a great idea!

Jamie said...

This wreath is super cute! I hope it's okay, I just couldn't help but feature your wreath in craft wreath and topiary round-up I just finished. You can see it here:

http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Decorate-Your-Home-for-Easter-Topiary-and-Wreath-Ideas

Thank you so much for sharing your cute wreath!

Jamie said...

This wreath is super cute! I hope it's okay, I just couldn't help but feature your wreath in craft wreath and topiary round-up I just finished. You can see it here:

http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Decorate-Your-Home-for-Easter-Topiary-and-Wreath-Ideas

Thank you so much for sharing your cute wreath!

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Very cute indeed! I purchased my materials this evening and will post soon. ~Kelly

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(un)Deniably Domestic said...

I was inspired by your tutorial and created a wreath for my front door. You can view it here:

http://www.deniablydomestic.com/2012/03/spring-egg-wreath.html

Thank you so much! ~Kelly

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Jen said...

Reposted a link to your tutorial on my blog with my version. Thanks so much Debbie, this was a wonderful project!

http://lindilcreations.blogspot.com/2012/03/easter-egg-wreath.html

Karen said...

Debbie love this!! I am going to pin it.

laurie said...

found this on pinterest, just made it with my daughter! it's super cute! thanks for the idea and super easy instructions!

Crafty1 said...

I loved your wreath so much that I just had to make my own! Now friends and family want me to make them wreaths as well. I loved that I could find everything I needed at The dollar store! Thank you for sharing!

MJ said...

Hi! I tried creating something like this also after reading your post and can safely say that I have failed miserably. LOL. My wreath is nowhere near as gorgeous as yours!! Nonetheless, I did post about it and linked back of course :) http://mybusycraftlife.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/easter-prep-stage-3-happy-easter.html
Thanx for a great idea!

Brandie Choate said...

I made one of these and love how it turned out! It's way too early to put it out but I cannot wait for Easter season.

Plaid/mod pose makes these hot glue finger caps. There are 3 of them for about $5. Everyone using hot glue should invest in them. I am so glad I did. I never had to worry about burning my finger with the grass :)

Tracy said...

I found your tutorial last year and just wanted to say...I loved it so much that I made my own....I also mentioned you on my blog along with my wreath... Thanks again for the inspiration.
~Tracy @ Oh, Dill Pickles

http://ohdillpickles.blogspot.com/2013/01/pinterest-craft-tries-easter-egg-wreath.html

Mama Kas said...

Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial! I made my own last night and posted about it on my blog! I featured you in my post about it! http://kraftymamakas.blogspot.com/2013/03/easter-egg-wreath-tutorial.html#

Blondie said...

So easy and adorable! Just made 2 of them for my double front doors. They took me less an hour to make both and cost me $8 for all the supplies. For 2 of them I used 80 regular plastic eggs, 20 mini plastic eggs, a 1/3 bag of Easter grass and 2 bows (got these really cool large iridescent lavender bows at Dollar tree). So cute, thanks for the great idea!!!

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