I love Easter wreaths of all sorts but all the pre-made ones I’ve see cost a fortune. I’d rather eat this week so I got the supplies and made my own wreath. I must say, I am happy with the result. So I thought I’d share the instructions with all of you. Without further rambling, here are instructions on how to make your own DIY Easter egg wreath. Since I already had a glue gun and wire cutters, the whole thing cost me under $20 even after buying a wreath hanger.
- Hot Glue Gun
- Glue Sticks
- 14″ Grapevine Wreath
- Fake Flowers (a long garland is usually cheaper than individual stems and has more to work with)
- Wire Cutters
- Easter Eggs (I used 9 but you can use more or less)
- Easter themed or pastel colored ribbon (1/2″ or under in width – you’ll need about 8ft in length)
- Cut flower garland into sections so it is easier to work with using the wire cutters. I found it easiest to cut so that I had a little greenery and one bunch of flowers per section.
- Decide on what part of the wreath will be the top of the wreath. If you have hanging flowers this is important as you’ll need to add extra glue on the lower flowers to keep them all from hanging down.
- Arrange flower stems around the wreath, tucking in edges and securing them with hot glue. I spaced out the flower sections first and then went back and filled in with the remaining flowers. Decide which flowers will be allowed to hang into the center of the wreath or outside of it and which ones you want to secure to the wreath so they don’t move. Leave a few relatively bare spots for the eggs to be attached as you arrange the flowers.
- Cut ribbon to wrap around an egg to cover the seam plus a little overlap. Use that piece of ribbon to measure the rest of your ribbons for cutting. Glue ribbon around eggs to hide seams of the eggs. Set wreath on a flat surface and arrange the eggs without using glue until you decide exactly where you want to put the eggs. Now use the hot glue to affix the eggs in place, put the ribbon seam in the back so it isn’t seen.
- Allow glue to set for a few minutes and then hang wreath on the door with a wreath hanger. Enjoy!