I like door wreaths. I think they are festive and make your home more inviting. Growing up, my mom always had cute little things that she would put on our front door. A plush heart for Valentines Day, a shamrock for St. Patrick’s Day, a pumpkin for Halloween, and of course the evergreen wreath for Christmas.
The other day I was perusing Joann Fabrics (I was actually there to get some vinyl to cover my dining room table) when I saw some cute wreaths made out of Easter eggs. I thought they were really nice, however, the $29.99 price tag wasn’t quite as nice. Of course, I thought “I can make my own for way less!”
What you will need:
- 18-inch grapevine wreath ($4.99 at Joann but you can use a 40% off coupon)
- Bag of plastic Easter eggs (about $1 at any store)
- 5 yard spool of ribbon (I found the green transparent ribbon in Joann’s value ribbon for $2.50)
- spray glitter
- hot glue gun
- optional E6000 craft glue
I started by taking the grapevine wreath and wrapping it with the transparent ribbon. I attached the ribbon to the back of the wreath by using a combination of hot glue and E6000. The hot glue holds the ribbon on for the short term, and the E6000 will hold it for the long term. After the glue dries then you are ready to attach the Easter eggs.
There are several different ways to attach these. You can do them side by side like I did, or you can make them more haphazard. For me, since I was going to be putting this wreath outside, doing the eggs side by side allowed them to be attached a little better so that the whole thing may be sturdier. I left a small spot at the top where I could attach the hanging ribbon once I was done.
After I glued the eggs to the wreath using the same combination of hot glue and E6000, I looped another piece of ribbon around the top of the wreath. This is the one that will be used to hold the wreath on the hanger.
After all the eggs were glued on and the ribbon attached, I sprayed the entire wreath with spray glitter just to spice it up a little (and hey, I just like glitter!)
When I was done I had a really cute wreath for my front door that cost WAYY less than what I would have paid at the craft store. SCORE!