Pretty pastels, fluffy bunnies, loads of candy—what's not to like about Easter? This year, celebrate the spring holiday with a handmade wreath covered in a rainbow of speckled eggs. It's easy to DIY and a great way to use leftover paint from a recent project. Just be sure to use paintable faux eggs for your wreath—otherwise, you might end up with a pool of yolks at your front door!
- Foam wreath form
- Paintable craft eggs
- Pastel paint
- Dark brown acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Glue gun
How to Make an Easter Egg Wreath:
1. Paint each egg with two coats of acrylic craft paint. (You can use left-over wall paint, too!) We found that the easiest way was to paint the top half of each egg, place it on the carton to dry, then paint the bottom half.
2. To apply the speckles, dip a stiff brush in brown paint (add a little water if it's very thick) and flick the bristles over the egg. Let dry for a few minutes and then rotate to cover the opposite side.
3. Once all of the eggs are fully dry, it's time to start attaching them to your foam wreath form. Apply a good-sized dab of hot glue to the form, then place egg on top and hold until set. You can also dab a small amount of glue between the eggs themselves to help secure them.
4. Continue gluing the eggs to the wreath, rotating each one a bit as you go. We used around five dozen eggs to cover a 16 inch form.
5. Loop ribbon around the top of the wreath and tie a bow. Then go ahead and hang it up!
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