Spring is around the corner, and there's no better time to freshen up your decor with a pretty, pastel Easter egg wreath! But this isn't any old wreath—forget the plastic eggs and bunny ears. This chic, pretty wreath will have your friends oohing and ahhing, not to mention asking you where you "bought it." A few simple materials come together to make this modern, lovely DIY Easter egg wreath.
Equipment / Tools
- Glue gun
- 14 Easter eggs
- 1 Embroidery hoop
- 3 rolls of crepe paper in various spring colors
- 4 sheets of felt
- 9 Felt balls
As you're gathering your materials, consider how large you'd like your wreath to be. Choose a hoop that's the right size for the space you're planning on hanging it. Also consider how many eggs you might need to cover the entirety of the wreath, if you choose a hoop that's on the larger side.
Cut Crepe Paper Strips
Start by cutting strips of crepe paper into 1/2" wide strips. It's important to cut against the wrinkled grain of the paper, rather than with the grain, so that the paper stretches as you wrap it around the eggs. Cut these strips as long as possible.
Mold Crepe Paper to the Eggs
Glue one end of a strip to your egg with a dot of hot glue. Pull the paper taut, releasing the wrinkles as you wrap it around the egg, and mold it to the curves of the egg's surface.
Continue Wrapping and Gluing Eggs
Continue wrapping the paper around the egg, placing a dot of glue under the paper every few wraps. Wrap the paper so that it slightly overlaps itself as you work your way around the egg. Continue until the egg is completely covered, and add a dot of glue under the end of the paper and trim the end to finish the egg.
Switch Between Colors of Crepe Paper and Finish Wrapping
Wrap all of the eggs using the same technique, in various spring colors to your preference.
Hot Glue Eggs to the Embroidery Hoop
Next, begin attaching the eggs to your embroidery hoop with hot glue. Embroidery hoops have two rings (an inner and an outer); you'll only need one ring for this project, so you can save the other for another DIY!
Place a line of hot glue onto the front of the ring and press an egg down onto the glue. Hold in place gently until the glue cools. Continue all around the hoop. You also may want to add a dot of hot glue in between the eggs that are touching each other, to create added structure and better stability for your wreath.
Form Leaves From Felt Sheets
Next, cut some leaf shapes from one of your felt sheets. Place a dot of hot glue at one end of the leaf and pinch the sides together to create a three-dimensional shape.
Glue Felt Leaves to the Wreath
Glue the leaves to the wreath at random intervals by adding a bit of hot glue to them and nestling them in between the eggs. Fill in as much or as little as you'd like.
Attach Felt Balls to Wreath
Now add felt balls around the wreath as well. This is a good time to play with introducing an accent color (or multiple accents). Simply place a dot of glue onto a felt ball and nestle it into any area that needs filling. You can add them on top of leaves or eggs, grouped in multiples or in singles.
Let Wreath Dry, Then Hang
Allow all of the hot glue to cool thoroughly, hang your wreath, and enjoy!