I made a wreath. Well, kind of. I did not make everything with my own bare hands from scratch, from vines and branches grown in my yard and garden, from fibers woven on my loom, and from plastic melted over my own fire and paint stirred together from crushed berries and whatever else.
BUT, I did order some supplies from Hobby Lobby and from Micheals and commence a project similar to a photo of a wreath that I’d saved on my computer a long, long time ago. I’m pretty sure I saved it even before I started blogging. I looked it up~ I HAD already started blogging, but it was before I was using Pinterest, although I now have it pinned on my Easter board .
Hop over here to see the idea I originally saw on the blog, Uncommon Designs.
Mine is a little different. That’s part of the fun of creating. No two come out the same, even with the exact same supplies.
I ended up ordering this oval/egg shaped wreath from Micheals. I really, really like it.
The idea I saw originally used moss on the wreath and I totally omitted that step. One thing I will say about the moss. it would help hide imperfections in your painted eggs. IF you should happen to have any. I wouldn’t know or anything. 😉
The wreath at Uncommon Designs has a more refined or sophisticated air than mine does. Part of that is the moss, I think. The other part is my eggs/paint are shinier I believe. I don’t know if it is the paint itself or the difference in the type of eggs.
Because another thing to note, depending how perfectionistic or picky you are, is the eggs. I went with cheap, plastic, snap-together eggs. I didn’t think about the line in the middle of them from where they snap together. Doing it over I may have shopped a little harder for solid eggs, but when it was all said and done, I am thrilled with my wreath and very few people will ever look all that closely at the wreath and at the eggs. The ones that do, will be the same people who will notice the cobwebs of dust in the corner of my ceiling or the layer of dust on my ceiling fans because I seldom remember that ceiling fan blades are a perfect dust catcher.
I also imagine there is a more professional way to spray paint. I just kind of did it and the back side of the eggs didn’t end up the best, but I figured, “Why does it really matter, since I have to glue them on my wreath?” And it didn’t and it came out fine. Fine enough for me anyway!
I splattered them using a small paintbrush, a bit of water, my thumb, and brown acrylic paint.
Ready to start the fun part! Putting the eggs on. I also had as much fun just taking pictures of the plastic eggs and spray paint before I even started. Inanimate object pictures intrigue me.
Trying out the bow.
Hanging on my door!
This really was pretty simple once I had my supplies. And I enjoyed making it very much. Every so often I become inspired to craft or I see an idea I love enough to want to do it myself.