Wednesday, March 10, 2010

EGG Wreath #2~Ode To Cadbury

You know you did something good when you can't wait to hurry home and hang it up!
Oooooooohhhhhh ain't she pretty?
Above is the wreath on display outside my front door.

Today's Wreath is inspired by wicked little yummies that go straight to our hips!
Oh how we love those Cadbury Mini Eggs!
In our home they get hidden in all sorts of weird spots through out the house,
hoping to be stumbled upon on a rainy day during the rest of the year....
Well remember how Nicole loves all things pink and cutesy wootsie?

This wreath we did pretty similar to Candace's quail egg wreath.
We started with the same moss covered grapevine wreath. (18inches)
We spray painted.
We gooped on 2 coats of craft paint onto the plastic eggs.
We "freckled" the eggs. 

(This was especially fun with the kids as I taunted them with threats of getting freckled!)
I love using a toothbrush for this and find it most effective to dab it into watered down paint
then using a butter knife (or whatever you have handy)
to tap it lightly to get your tiny "freckles" all over the eggs.
This baby took 68 eggs!
Not bad for a whole $1.92 from Hobby Lobby!

We randomly starting hot gluing them on.
Then we added some extra moss in between the eggs to fluff them up and give them that "nestled in" look.

Candace had the brilliant idea of "wrapping" the wreath with strands from a grapevine garland.
It creates a little different and fun effect!

Tip of the day: There's nothing a little spray paint can't fix!
Make sure to tune in tomorrow for Egg Wreath #3!

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Beyond The Picket Fence


Heidi said...

I just ate about 1/2 a bag of those mini cadburry eggs! So Naughty!
I love the strands of grapevine. These wreaths are just so adorable!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

I love this wreath! I have one that looks similar (but not nearly as fab) that I bought from TJ Max last year. Sooo much cuter homemade!

Unknown said...

This is so cute! i love it!!

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

I loved the other one, but I REALLY LOOOOOVVVEE this one! Great job.

Allison @

Unknown said...

I. Am. In. LOVE!

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

It's beautiful! I can't wait to see tomorrow's wreath!
Nicole.. thanks for commenting on Jamie's chair redo!
Candace... you would have figured it out too! I had no idea at the beginning WHAT I was going to do. But I muddled through.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

You know I had to check out this wreath the minute I saw the title. I have been good and only eaten 1 bag of the mini eggs (so far). And no, I did not share them :)!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Oh, and PS--Love the wreath too!

Jen@Notes From the Heartland said...

Just found your blog. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! Oh and I love the egg wreaths too....there's a whole bucket of plastic eggs in my basement calling to me now! Hmm...10:40pm...better wait til tomorrow. Keep up the great work! :-)

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What a beautiful wreath! Great job!

Room to Inspire said...

I just love your wreaths! They are perfect for Spring - I just started following your lovely blog - I can't believe I wasn't following before!


autumn said...

you two are fabulous! for real.
no, really--for real.

Yolanda said...

Holy eggs! I love it. It is absolutely beautiful. It is people like you that makes me wish for more time!
Thanks for sharing.

Yolanda said...

I just went through your older posts! Wow wow wow! I am adding you to my list of creators. I don't want to miss out anymore!

Morgan said...

Oh, I love it. It's beautiful and I think its such a great idea to use plastic eggs!!

casart said...

Darn I bought a wreath like this a while ago, now I wish I had made it. I'll just eat some Cadbury Eggs instead...Great ideas!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Thanks girls for linking up, but now I am thinking about those darned yummy eggs again!

steph said...

love them ladies--you're my crafting heros!

ificould said...

So cute!! Another great idea. I'm featuring this tutorial on my blog on 3/15.

Thanks for all of your creative ideas. Can't wait to see more!

~ Regan said...

THanks so much!!! just so you know... I ♥ you gals!! I think I will work on this tomorrow, and post a link back to you~!

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