My top garden gate has been without a wreath or any kind of adornment since last Summer when I hung some pots full of daisies from it. So when I decided to make a wreath for this Easter I felt it only fair that instead of it heading directly for the front door the gate should get a look in.
This is a super easy and fun wreath to make and it really gives you the chance, depending on how you decide to decorate it, to overdose on colour. In my recent SheerLuxe article I unashamedly sang the praises of decorating with pastels during the Easter period and this wreath is enough to make you feel like you’ve eaten a quarter of a pound of dolly mixtures. The more colour the better I say and I’ll focus on toning it all down a touch when I’ve got this phase out of my system!
O.K. lets get down to the business of making the wreath.
I started with a 25cm polystyrene wreath. I HATE using polystyrene as it wreaks havoc with the environment and under no account must this material end up in a landfill. But as long as I can re-use the wreath for something else or simply keep this one going I don’t mind.
I decided, whilst munching on pomegranate seeds (!!) , that I’d cover the wreath in brightly coloured strips of fabric. This is perfect for using up scraps from your stash.
I cut them to the width I wanted and glued them, using a standard craft/fabric glue, on to the underside of the wreath.
While I was doing all of this Jodie, more about Jo on Monday when I’ll introduce you properly, was decorating the eggs. We decided to empty them of their contents and then decorate the hole made during the process. You’ll be able to see the edges of the hole if you look closely enough. Have you ever tried emptying/blowing eggs? It’s really hard actually. I tried once and nearly burst the vessels in my cheeks. For this reason I have no problem making the hole a wee bit bigger and then decorating it. It saves time (hours) and you still get the same effect.
Next, I hotglue gunned the eggs to the wreath.
Added a bow at the top to indicate where it was to be hung from……
…..and inserted a few more colourful Easter touches. Jodie and I found some teeny weeny plant pots at the craft store and set about filling them with even weenier Narcissus. I also had some tiny decorated eggs that I used in last years baskets and glued them in place to make the wreath appear fuller…….well, it wasn’t so that it would appear fuller actually, that was a lie. It was because THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH PASTELS on the wreath and I NEEDED MORE.
The finished wreath.
It’s such fun. If you have little girls, make this wreath with them, I know I would have loved this if I was small again. Having said that you may be single & live in a cavernous urban loft apartment with a love of kitsch, so by all means knock yourself out.
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