Nicole and I have been crafting up some egg wreaths! We have about three so far. We thought we would start with this natural looking wreath.
A few days ago I was browsing through some sites I follow. I came across Pretty Little Things For Home. Cindy was making an egg wreath that she was inspired by... from Living With Lindsay. So I headed on over to Living With Lindsay, and discovered Lindsay's favorite egg wreath. Now...Lindsay fell in love with it last year when she saw Kimba post about it. I kept searching and found it was from Urban Farmhouse. They have since changed the look a little.
Did you get that all? :)
The point is I fell in love with the wreath too!
I didn't blog last year, so I didn't get a chance to see it.
It's so rustic...natural...springy...nesty. I had to try it!
Problem is, you need many eggs.
Fake, but real looking eggs are expensive. Especially when you need many.
So, I copied the ladies, by spray painting plastic eggs.
Cindy primed, spray painted, and used craft paint.
I did sponge cream craft paint on after I spray painted. Next I speckled with a toothbrush a mix of brown, dark brown, gray, and black.
Then I dabbed at them. This mixes the colors, and I believe makes them look more natural. Hobby Lobby had plastic eggs half off. So, it was about 32 cents for a pack. Not bad! For papier mache and foam eggs, your looking at 2-4 dollars for a bag a six. I want to make three wreaths, so that wasn't going to work.
We mixed spanish moss, excelsior together and spread all over the grapevine wreath.
We then bound the wreath with brown thread.
I didn't like the color, so we spray painted our wreaths with dark brown paint. I like how dark the grassy stuff is on the Urban Farmhouse wreath and couldn't find anything close enough to it.
I added a few feathers, a bit of moss, and then bound the wreath again with thread.
I hot glued the eggs on. There might be a better way to do this, but it works for me. Cindy put holes in her eggs and wired them on.
I randomly glued them on, following the picture. I like how irregular they are, placed here and there. After I was done placing the eggs on, I glued in a few more tufts of dark spanish moss. Nicole thought the eggs should look like they are nestled in.
We have two more egg wreaths in store and another egg project. Nicole wanted a little more color to hers so if your interested, stay tuned. :)