Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Creating a Quick Easter Wreath
















Today I created two Easter wreaths to hang on my double doors. I divided all my supplies into two groups and completed one before starting on the next. It took me under an hour to complete both. I will give step by step instructions to make one wreath. Gather up all your supplies before starting so once you start creating you don’t have to stop to find something you might need. You will need the following:
1 Grapevine Wreath
1 Round Top Easter garland (or similar)
1 Round Top Bunny w/ Egg (or similar)
2-3 Bunches of fake Flowers
1 roll of Pink Tulle or ½-1 yd of tulle cut into strips
1 bunch Berry Pick
1 bag of pink straw Easter grass
1 bag of glittered Styrofoam eggs
I also used fabric flowers that I purchased from a fabric store that was going out of business.
1 roll of Skinny Mesh Pink Ribbon
A glue gun
A small amount of Floral wire

As with every project if you don’t have or can’t find it, use what you can.

Step 1:
Wire the garland and Bunny w/ Carrot to the Grapevine wreath

Step 2:
Pull all the flowers from there stems and glue them on the wreath. I normally space them evenly around the wreath and then fill in from there. The more flowers you apply the fuller the wreath will be and the better the base. Cover until there are a few spaces of grapevine visible.
Step 3 : Gather 3-4 6” long tulle strip together and tie them throughout any empty spaces on the wreath. This here is about personal preference. You can add lots of tulle to give it a whimsical and fluffy look or just a little to fill the spaces.
Step4: Add the Styrofoam eggs throughout the wreath. Continuing to cover any parts of the wreath that are still visible.

Step 5: Stuff bunches of the Easter grass and picks in between the flowers.
Step 6: Tie a bow with the Mesh ribbon. Leave a long enough tail on each end to run it around the wreath. Tuck parts of the tail into the wreath to give it fullness.

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