Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Easter Wreath - Styrofoam Eggs

This Easter Wreath is quick, easy and so pretty! 

I was inspired to make this wreath by the lovely and talented ladies at Lolly Jane.

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Smooth Styrofoam Eggs - 16 total 
I got mine at Hobby Lobby. I got 2 bags of 12. They were 40% off of $6 each.
19" Wire Hoop I also purchased from Hobby Lobby.
Fake Flowers, similar to these. I got mine from Hobby Lobby.
A piece of foam board (dollar store) or cardboard
Hot Glue

Cut the hoop where it's hooked together. You will be able to find the line. I used regular hand held wire cutters. I just spun them around the line as I squeezed, and wiggled the hoop until it broke apart.

Poke a short hole in the styrofoam egg with a large needle or some sort of other sharp object. Follow up by twisting a drill bit that is just a bit larger than the width of the wire, by hand into the egg. If you do it with a drill, you may destroy the egg and make the styrofoam come apart. I did not take a picture of this.

Thread the eggs on the wire form. Put eight on each side. Thread each side with the top of the egg pointing towards the top of the wreath. After you have threaded your eggs, close the gap by wrapping a small piece of duck tape around the ends while they are pressed together.

Hot glue the bottom egg on each side. This just helps everything stay in place while you attach the flowers.

Next, cut a small piece of foam core of cardboard to fit between the eggs. Tape it to the hoop with duck tape. You can also hot glue.

Tape and glue your flowers in place. I taped the first few, and glued the rest. I thought I would need more flowers than I did, and actually ended up editing and taking a lot out until a had a good balance of flower to wreath.

When you are finished, your cardboard might tip downward because it's heavy. Mine did. I remedied this by stacking and gluing foam core under the bottom of the styrofoam square holding the flowers. That pushes the base away from the wall and makes it lay nicely. 

I hung my wreath by tying a small piece of ribbon between the top two eggs.

Thanks for stoping by!

Have a Happy and Creative Day!


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