Monday, March 23, 2015

Handmade Easter Eggs & DIY Wreath











 DIY Easter Egg Wreath

Easter is soon approaching and one of my favorite holidays.
I wanted a new wreath for my front door.  
Something different, unique and of course....  handmade.  I decided on a shabby chic meets burlap look.  I love the natural look of burlap but can't resist adding roses, lace and pearls to the mix.

The first step was to prepare the eggs.
I painted paper mache eggs in different shades of blue and let them dry overnight.  I used Americana Decor Chalk Finish paint found at Michaels.  Then decorated them with vintage lace, buttons, pearls and little paper flowers.
Tip:  use an empty egg carton to sit them in to dry.  
  
The next step was to prepared the wreath.  
I was elated to find a natural grapevine wreath shaped like an "egg"....  well, sort of.
I sprayed the wreath with a thin coat of clear Matte spray paint to add a bit of shine to the grapevine.  Then added chicken wire to the bottom half of the wreath to form a "basket" and filled the cavity with spanish moss (to resemble a "nest" to hold the eggs).  Using hot glue, I added the vintage lace and handmade burlap rose directly to the chicken wire..... and finished off by adding the burlap bow and decorated eggs.

I love how it came out!
It looks great on my front door.
Hope you enjoyed my Easter DIY project.

Have a wonderful week! 
Elizabeth

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16 comments:

thel day said...

It is beautiful. Well done.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Elizabeth,
Thank you for sharing your beautiful eggs and wreath at my party...I LOVE them!!

Blessings,
Linda

Alessandra said...

Very well done, my dear friend! Such romantic, shabby, feminine and gorgeous creations! The eggs and the wreath are fairy. I love every single detail.
Hugs
Alessandra

Biljana said...

Great job, absolutely beautiful!
Thanks for stopping by, hugs Biljana

Angelina B. said...

This is so cute! The baby blue color of the eggs are really pleasing to the eye... And the basket is cute!

Muchmore Creative said...

Love how you created the basket!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Wow, how delicate and beautiful. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing.

Janet

Ash and Crafts said...

Hi there! Stopping by from the Home Sweet Home link party. These eggs are so beautiful and the wreath is so clever and pretty. You did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

I love it!! Great blog too!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

As always, you have outdone yourself, Elizabeth! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/03/the-sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty_29.html Hope to see you again tomorrow at the party! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

What can I say Elizabeth... simply shabbilicious and oh so beautiful.
Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Debra@Common Ground said...

oh, this is so pretty, I love how you've made the wreath into a nest! thanks for joining in on SYS!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

The wreath is beautiful, Elizabeth! I'll be featuring your post in this week's Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

The Charm of Home said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining HSH!
Sherry

The Charm of Home said...

Very pretty! Thanks for joining HSH!
Sherry

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday this past week. We are delighted to be featuring you on all 5 of our blogs today Elizabeth.