With Easter happening next week I wanted to create a feminine Easter wreath to celebrate my daughter’s first Easter. The end result is this sweet DIY “shabby chic” wreath you could easily make in under an hour.
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I decided to try a flat wreath form this time around. I’d never used one before when making wreathes and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to use. I bought two of their pre-made bouquets and separated the flowers and then two bunches of their foam glitter covered eggs.
I gathered these tools and florist supplies I had on hand just in case I needed them. All I actually used was the glue gun, glue sticks and scissors.
Next I tried different angles with the eggs before I began building the wreath just to see which angles I liked before I actually started gluing anything down. While doing this I decided I wanted to add some ribbon. I had this “pepto bismal” pink satin ribbon I purchased in Italy, and decided it was the perfect ribbon for this craft. I wrapped half of the wreath with the ribbon. lining up the ends. Every so many I would add a thin stripe of hot glue to help keep the ribbon lined up neatly.
I began by gluing down a few flowers. I carefully removed the plastic stems and glued them down. I used my scissors to cut the longer stems. Be very careful as it’s really easy to pull out the whole stem and separate the flower petals and ruining the flower. Then I added a few eggs and continued on this way, “eye-balling” the design.
Be sure to lift the wreath and hold it at eye level as you build. I wanted it to have an organic look so I purposefully didn’t make the wreath with a cohesive pattern. I also purposefully placed flowers and eggs to hang or lay outside of the circular form of the wreath so it wouldn’t have a perfectly round structure. If you prefer your wreath to be round then I definitely recommend you cover the form completely with fabric, washi tape, paint, or whatever else you’d like. Then build it to sit as closely to the pattern as you can. You can also pattern your eggs and flowers for an even more cohesive appearance.
Tip: If you don’t have a designated crafting area and have to use your dining room table like I do, be sure to protect the surface. Since I wasn’t working with paint I used a brown paper bag.
Tip: Once you’ve completed one side, start building on the other side in an upwards motion.
Continue gluing flowers and eggs into clusters as you like them until your wreath is formed.