Exactly twenty days until Easter and we love getting doors prepped and ready for the occasion! Our new, spring items opened the gateway to one of our favorite designs from our Creation Station. It’s super easy to assemble and it’s sure to impress everyone who sees it!
Here’s what you need:
- 1 30″ work wreath
- 1 roll of 10″ x 10 yard lime green paper mesh $8.99 or similar
- 1 roll of 10″ x 10 yard pink paper mesh $8.99 or similar
- 1 roll of 1.5″ x 10 yard orange jute $2.99 or similar
- 4 large, colorful Easter eggs (amount optional)
- 3 medium, colorful Easter eggs (amount optional)
- 5 medium, beaded Easter eggs (amount optional)
- 3 small, colorful Easter eggs (amount optional)
- 1 Easter bunny tophat with ears
- 2 posable Easter bunny legs
- Wire cutters
- Floral wire
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Step 1 – Cut your pink and green mesh into about 12″ strips. You should have 22 strips of each color (a total of 44). Cut your orange jute ribbon into about 12″ strips, and decide how many you’d like to use. You will put these strips sporadically around your wreath later, so there is no set number to start out with. We like to use about 15.
Step 2 – Prep your work wreath by opening all of the sprig pairs. Take one of your pre-cut strips by the center and tie it to your work wreath using the sprigs like a bread tie. On top of the mesh piece you just secured, take a different color mesh piece and secure it like you did the previous piece. You should have two different color mesh pieces secured to one sprig pair.
Repeat these same steps all over your work wreath, the bottom and the top layer, alternating colors each time.
Step 3 – Tie your pre-cut orange ribbon sporadically around your wreath, securing it at the center the same way you secured your mesh pieces. Make sure you don’t forget to include pieces in both work wreath layers and not just one!
Step 4 – Now it’s time for your eggs! We like to use egg ornaments because they secure to the wreath easier. These will also be placed randomly around your wreath where ever your heart desires. Pull the ribbon loop attached to the Easter egg against the metal work wreath frame. Then take the wreath sprig positioned closest to the bottom of the ribbon loop and pull the end of the sprig through the loop. Wrap the sprig around the ribbon loop to secure it to the wreath form.
The mesh and ribbon will act as a cushion for the eggs so they won’t wobble on your wreath.
Step 5 – Run a piece of floral wire through your bunny legs. Twist the wire around the outer most layer of your metal wreath frame to secure the legs to the bottom of your wreath. Use your wire cutters to remove any excess.
Step 6 – You’re almost done! Now it’s time to add your top hat. Use your floral wire to secure your hat to the wreath like a bobby pin. Poke a pair of holes on each side of the hat’s brim just big enough for the floral wire to go through. You should have a total of four holes. Now make a u-shape with your floral wire and insert both ends through your holes, pulling the wire all the way through. Twist the wire under the hat’s brim to secure your u-shape. Repeat these steps at the other set of holes on the other side of the hat. After you’ve chosen a position for your hat, twist the floral wire to the metal wreath frame to secure it. Remove any excess wire.
Voila! Now you’ve got yourself an Easter egg wreath that will spark envy in all of your friends, family and neighbors!