I wanted a cute Easter wreath but didn’t want to spend a lot of money. I decided to look around the dollar tree and see what I could find. I was very surprised with everything they had for a wreath, the options were endless. But I had to make a decision and this is what I came up with.. Hope you like it as much as I do =)
What you need:
* 4 packs of the mini eggs ( I bought 1 pack each of the all blue, pink and green and then I bought 1 multi -color pack)
* 1 bag of Spanish moss ( 125 cu in /2 L ) ~ (2 if you want the back of your wreath covered, too)
* 1 roll of ribbon at least 3ft ( the one I bought was 9ft)
* 1 pack of birds ( or 2 birds)
* 1 foam wreath ring (9.8in (24cm) )
* Hot glue gun
* Hot glue sticks
Here is a photo with the items I bought for this wreath… Missing is the ribbon and the birds. My local Dollar tree did not have the color of ribbon I wanted so I found my pink ribbon for this bow at the Dollar General and yes, it was only $1. Everything else for this wreath was purchased at the dollar tree, except for the hot glue gun and glue sticks.. obviously. LOL =)
How I made it:
1.) First I hot glued Spanish Moss all around the foam wreath ring. I made sure to cover the front and sides good but I was not concerned about the back; no one will see it. However, if you are concerned about the back, then you will want to buy 2 packs of Spanish moss. I also want to warn you to be careful! The hot glue will sometimes seep threw the moss and burn your fingers; I use my scissors to press it down sometimes.
When all the Spanish moss is glued on it should look like this. You will want to trim up any of the loose moss; kinda like trimming a beard if you want to look at it that way.. LOL
2.) Next I glued two rows of the mini eggs around the wreath; rotating colors. I kind of had a pattern going that I stuck too.
Here is what it should look like when they are all glued on.
3.) Then I glued a third row on the bottom so the wreath slightly resembled a Easter basket. If you don’t like the way that looks you could always do a third row all they way around.
4.) Next I took my little birds and figured out where I wanted them; then carefully hot glued them to the wreath.
5.) Here is where my mom comes in; I needed a bow and she is so good at making them and was more than happy to help. Once she made the bow I just used the pipe cleaner to tie it on to my wreath; you could also hot glue it to the wreath if you wish.
Do you want to know how my mom learned to make a bow from ribbon? She bought some ribbon at a store around the holidays and the store had some one making bows for people for a small fee. My mom said that the line was so long and she kept watching the lady make the bows and by the time it was my moms turn she had all ready figured it out on her own. LOL. Smart lady, that mom of mine; now if only I could learn how to do it! LOL Here is a link to my youtube video of my mom making the bow… maybe you will have better luck than I have had with making them. =)
CLICK HERE – How to make a Bow From Ribbon
And that is all there is to it. How cute? How simple? Hope you enjoyed this tutorial =)
* This Wreath was Featured @ – Horse Shoes & grenades ,
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