Easter Wreath

Transform plastic eggs into pretty pastel coloured decorations for an Easter wreath to hang on a door, window or wall.

Skill Level

Beginner

Time to Make

1 hour + drying time for paint

How to Make

  1. Cut 3 x 150cm lengths of coloured raffia in 3 different colours. Hold the ends together and wrap the raffia around the wreath, weaving it in and out until you have gone all the way round. Tie the ends in a knot next to wreath then make another knot about 10cm along so you have a loop to hang it up.
  2. Push together the halves for 3 plastic eggs and check they are securely fitted. Brush over the eggs with glue, then cover with a layer of tissue paper. Circle shapes are easiest for covering the eggs; youÂ’ll need 3 small tissue circles for each egg. Smooth out any crinkles in the tissue as much as possible. Leave to dry.
  3. Mix together small amounts of a colour with white paint to make pastel shades then paint the eggs. Add a second coat so the tissue layer is completely covered. Leave to dry then paint a pattern with a brush or cotton bud. Leave to dry.
  4. Wrap raffia around the middle of each egg, tie a knot then trim off the ends. Stick a small flower onto the eggs. Prop the wreath up against a vertical surface then stick the eggs at the bottom using plenty glue, a glue gun or strong adhesive is the best way to do this.
  5. Finish the wreath with some satin flowers around the top.

Top Tip

Its easier to work on the eggs if they sit on something, a small cardboard tube cut into short sections works well for this and stops them rolling around.

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