EGG-citing DIY Easter Wreath
Keeping with monthly theme wreaths this year, GoodGrandma℠ made a DYI wreath for Easter. Last month, I ran out of time to make a wreath for March. However, with Easter so late this year, I had plenty of time to whip something up, and this wreath was easy! Helpful hint: Make sure you have plenty of glue sticks for your hot glue gun!
- Plastic Eggs (LOTS) – Dollar Tree
- Hot Glue Gun
- Glue Sticks (PLENTY)
- Styrofoam Wreath – JOANN
- Ribbon – Also, JOANN
First, I attached a ribbon around the wreath to hang the wreath. I then started laying out the plastic eggs in a pattern around the outside of the wreath. I then hot glued the eggs to the wreath. I had wax paper under the wreath to catch the dripping glue, as well as for easy clean up. Next, I laid out the eggs in a pattern for the second row and glued them to the wreath and first row of eggs.
Then, I placed a metal bowl inside wreath to hold the third row of eggs up in the center of the wreath. By creating a holding spot for the third row, it saved me from needing additional plastic eggs, and a fifth row. After completing the third row, I again placed the eggs in the order I wanted and glued the fourth, and final row, to the wreath and the other rows of eggs. Last, I glued a bow to the top of the wreath. I debated whether I should add plastic pastel Easter grass. I took a casual poll amongst a few friends, and the majority voted to leave it and not add grass. “Less is More,” right?
Side Note: When is Easter? In case the grandkids ask, Farmers’ Almanac has an good explanation. In short, Easter falls on the first Sunday, following the first full moon, after the Spring equinox. Easter can be as early as the 22nd of March and as late as the 25th of April. So, there you have it! Happy Easter…in a month!