Easter Wreath

Elegant in its simplicity, this wreath looks great hanging or lying flat on a table as part of an Easter vignette. If your wreath form doesn't have a hanging wire, attach one before you decorate it.




 

Gather:

  • 6 to 7 dozen blown eggs, clean and dry(Click here for directions.)
  • Acrylic paint: assorted shades of lavender and blue
  • Small flat paintbrush
  • 11-inch-diameter green Styrofoam wreath form
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • 1 package sheet moss (410 cubic inches) 

Create
1. Paint the eggs assorted shades and let dry.
2. Place the wreath form on a work surface. Referring to the photo, glue the eggs, one at a time and top-end in, around the inside of the wreath.
3. Glue another ring of eggs to the top of the wreath, placing them close to the inside. To keep the effect informal, vary the angle at which you affix them and turn some of them top-end up.
4. Glue a third ring of eggs closer to the outside of the wreath top, then glue one last ring of eggs around the outside of the wreath.
5. Tear the sheet moss into small pieces. One small area at a time, put some glue in the crevices between the eggs and press some moss into the glue. Cover all exposed portions of the wreath form with the moss.

Tip
For a different spin on this wreath, use brilliantly colored eggs or even patterned ones, and replace the moss with excelsior (Easter-basket grass) or decorative straw.



From Easter Eggs: 40 Fabulous Projects for the Whole Family. Projects and Photographs by Matthew Mead. © 2007 Chronicle Books.

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