Friday, March 12, 2010

Egg Wreath #3~all things Spring...



It pays to be a craft hoarder.  I have a ~scary~ craft closet full of all sorts of things.  In a couple of bags I found moss, excelsior, spanish moss, feathers, nests...and more moss.  I knew I would use them someday!
We wanted this last wreath to be "springy."  We pictured bugs, grass, nests, green.
We used a larger grapevine wreath, I think it's 24-28".  I wanted this one on my front door so it had to be able to hold up to four little boys constantly opening and slamming the door shut.
First came the spanish moss, mixed with green moss. We wrapped thread again around the wreath to secure. 

Nicole had to head off to her wood shop and cut away for her Easter letter class...so I was on my own with this one.  I think I called her twenty times to get her two cents, sending pictures by email.  It helps to have a second set of eyes to tell you ...yeah..this doesn't look good...tweak this. My wreath looked...barren yesterday. So I added, fluffed, and stuffed with Nicole's advice.  Looks much better now.

I used floral wire to hold the nests on.  The rest is hot glued.  I guess if you want this to be more stable, you could use wire and picks.  When I hot glued the eggs on, I nestled them down until I hit the grapevine, to give the egg something substantial to be glued on.


We spray painted and coated the ~plastic~ eggs with craft paint, and again...speckled with brown. 
I know my neighbors think I'm nuts...cuz I've been spraying plastic eggs like a crazy lady all week! :) 
I did add- just a little bit- of E600 glue to each egg to keep them shut.



 

I found a butterfly, a dragonfly, and a little bird at the craft store for a couple of dollars.  I didn't like the color
for the wreath, so I spray painted them. 
  

I added sprigs of greenery, sticks, and a few flowers.

And that's THE END of the plastic egg wreaths .....at least for now.  :)



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39 comments:

The Happy Little Homemaker said...

I try not to get too jealous of your creative minds! I'm amazed at all the neat stuff you ladies come up with! Love this wreath too!

all thingz related said...

I love all 3 wreaths, they are fantastic ;)
Rebekah {All Thingz Related}

Nela said...

This one is stunning, amazing, love it very much :D

Katie said...

That is gorgeous!

gail@myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

this might be the cutest one yet! They all are so pretty! How are you spray painting them?
ya'll have a great weekend!
gail

~ Regan said...

oooo! I love you for sharing this!!! :)

This is such a cute wreath... I have just enough time to make one for myself... (Maybe... I AM the queen of procrastination...)

ificould said...

I didn't think you could outdo the Ode to Cadbury wreath until I saw this one - now it's a toss-up. All 3 are darling - you're so creative!

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

Very cute! I love the muted tones!

Meg said...

Wow, it's so cute. And sophisticated. I had no idea plastic eggs could look so great! Wonderful job.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

This is one of the most beautiful wreaths I've ever laid eyes on. Bookmarked! I'm also putting you on the SNS sidebar for the weekend. :)

Thanks for sharing on SNS!
FJ Donna

Terry said...

How adorable and even better, it looks like something I should be able to handle. Love the butterfly and dragonflies - they add the extra touch!

this blessed nest said...

this is the most gorgeous wreath all inspired by nature.
i would pay to have this one! seriously! it is lovely.

ok...i'm admitting this...new to your blog. haven't seen the other 2 wreaths...BUT i am on my way now.
goodness gracious that's one beautiful wreath!

happy weekend.
kellie

this blessed nest said...

um, where have i been?

ok. now i am a hiige fan & follower. just had to come back & tell ya. that gun cabinet & doors...really! beautiful. love the cadbury wreath, but i think #3 is my fave.

beautiful stuff!

Sarah said...

Okay... painting those easter eggs was so soooo clever!! I love how this turned out... and now that I think about it, I'm sure I have all the supplies hoarded away somewhere. I'm going to add this to my Faves post that I just posted last night.

Blessings!
-Sarah

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

All three wreaths look great ladies! I thought about adding some bird and butterfly picks fromt eh dollar store to another wreath as well. Guess great minds think alike!

Marianne@Songbird said...

Those wreaths are breathtaking. I have done the painted egg thing once, but I didn't come up with such great colors.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Wow! I never would have guessed that those were plastic eggs! And your wreath turned out so cute! I have a craft cabinet that is full of stuff too:)

Jenglamgirl said...

YOU ARE A GENUIS!(hope i SPELLED the right ha!) LOVE THIS WREATH... LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! and how you saved money and what you did to those eggs. Very impressed. JGG

Denise said...

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Minna said...

Wooooow. What a wreath!

Kim said...

Dag nabbit - I'm gonna paint those ugly eggs just like you did- I love these natural looking ones!

alwayslearning said...

don't we all wish we had invented spray paint

Grannys Attic said...

The prettiest Easter Wreath I have ever seen. You amaze me with what you can do. Thanks for sharing. Going to try to paints some of them eggs tomorrow.

One Cheap B*tch said...

Well done! The dragonflies are such a nice touch!

autumn said...

these wreaths just keep getting cuter and cuter.
i really really like the addition of the butterflies and dragonflies...and the fact that you customized them to fit in with the wreath!
well done.
and thanks for the vote!
*WINK *wink
:)

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is stunning! Love the moss and the finish you did on the eggs - very inspiring...and gorgeous!

LuckyStarErin said...

I love all your egg wreaths! It's very cool that you take an item that has the shape you want and paint it to match your wreath theme. I guess I just never think of doing that but you've inspired me! Thanks!
We also have a linky party at www.luckystarlane.com on Tuesday!

this blessed nest said...

i just had to mention your beautiful egg wreaths in my blog. i tried to make one...tried being key word. i didn't have the mini eggs. may have to go to the store to get some to add.
i also mentioned the gun cabinet. still can't get over that one either.

Room to Inspire said...

Okay your wreaths rock! I just love them all - this one looks truly fantastic.

Chelsea

Lovely Lacey said...

I have been meaning to make myself a wreath like that. Yours is so cute!

Debbie said...

This is a very beautiful wreath, you did a fantastic job. It will def be on my have to make list lol. Love your blog!

jenjen said...

That is the cutest Easter wreath I have seen in a long time! I love it!!!


Thanks so much for linking up to my party! I really appreciate it!

XOXO
Jen

Laura PARING DOWN said...

These are absolutely fabulous wreaths! Love them and your crafty ideas!

Sparta Savings said...

Wow! This is great! If I start one more spray painting project, my husband is going to kill me!

Robyn said...

I definately believe this is my most FAVORTIE egg wreath I've ever seen! It's gorgeosu!

StephanieinSD said...

I LOVE this wreath!!!

Sturgmom said...

I'm so inspired!! But I also have a couple of questions...

So, you spray painted them first, and then painted them with craft paint?

Also, how did you "speckle" them? Thanks!!

KathleenSD said...

Featured your beautiful wreath in my Easter Wreath post: http://longislandchick.com/2012/03/easter-on-its-way-spring-wreaths-make/

jude3944 said...

YOU LADIES ARE SO CREATIVE.THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR PROJECTS. I LOVE THE JELLY BEAN TREE... MY GRANDKIDS WILL TOO....KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK....

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