By General Crafts Contributor Michelle
Think spring with this cheerful, and easy to create wreath!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- Darice Wreath Grapevine 14 in.
- Darice Wreath Grapevine 10 in.
- FloraCraft Floral Wire Paddle 26 ga Green 270 ft.
- Wire Cutters
- Lara’s Wood Hen Egg 1 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. Bulk Pack 12 pc.
- Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint 8 oz. #20128 Turquoise
- Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint 8 oz. #2025 Burnt Umber
- Darice Paint Brush Set 25 pc. Assorted
- Quality Growers Moss MossyMat Peel & Stick Sheet 16 x 18 in.
- Zucker Feather Guinea Plumage Feathers .04 oz. Natural
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
The first step in creating this wreath, is to paint your eggs. Give them a coat of turquoise paint, and let them dry. Add another coat, if needed.
Using a coarse bristled brush, or old toothbrush, spatter the eggs with some of your brown paint. Then, using a small brush, add a few larger speckles onto your eggs. Let dry.
Lay your 10-inch wreath onto a piece of cardboard, and use your maker to trace around the outside of the wreath to make a cardboard circle. Cut out.
Open up your sheet of sticky moss, and lay it so the paper backing is facing up. Lay your 10-inch wreath onto the paper, and using your marker, this time trace the INSIDE circle of the wreath onto the paper. Remove the wreath, and trace another circle approximately one inch outside the first circle you just traced–we want this inner moss circle to be slightly larger than the hole in the 10-inch wreath so you don’t have cardboard showing on the finished wreath. Peel and stick the moss circle to the center of the cardboard circle.
Stack your wreaths together, so the center holes are lined up, and use your floral wire to attach the 10-inch wreath to the 14-inch wreath.
Use hot glue to attach the cardboard circle, moss side down, to cover the 10-inch wreath’s center hole. We’re building this upside down, so the 10-inch wreath is the back, and the 14-inch wreath is going to be the front of the nest.
Turn your wreath over, and now you have a nest, with a mossy center.
Use hot glue to attach the eggs to the center of the wreath.
Use hot glue to add feathers around the eggs, and the perimeter of the wreath, as desired.
Use a length of floral wire to add a loop to the back of the wreath so you can hang it up.