Easter Craft Stash Wreath
I’m so excited to join the Craft Room DeStash Challenge for March! I wanted to make an Easter wreath for the front door, and was more than happy to put my extra craft supplies to good use for this no-pressure project. The space between my front door and screen door is quite slim, so I didn’t want a super-thick wreath. Also, my children have a tendency to slam the door. This fact ruled out a heavy wreath. The result was a slim, light-weight, happy-hearted Easter Craft Stash Wreath.
I had tons of stuff left over from a dinner for my local pro-life women’s center, Dollar Tree odds and ends, and a few things from my “Sew Saturday” projects. The basic colors used were purple, turquoise, green, and pops of pink. Some of the craft supplies photographed below were attempted, but ultimately not included in the final project. The pipe cleaners were used after I brought one out to attach a felt flower. That’s the way most of my creative projects are completed. I lay everything out that has possibility. Then, I subtract what doesn’t work and pull in extra things if needed.
- wire wreath
- mesh ribbon in spring colors
- plastic eggs
- natural ribbon
- pipe cleaners
- blue 1.5” grosgrain ribbon
- felt flowers
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- pink satin ornaments
- black and gold 1” stick-on letters
- fabric scissors (I used pinking shears)
- coordinating pipe cleaners (not pictured)
Instructions For Easter Craft Stash Wreath
Wrap half of the wreath in 24” mesh ribbon strips, alternating colors as you go. Leave 6” of ribbon when you begin wrapping, then stop when you have 6” left on the other side. Tie the ends n a knot, leaving a “tail” on each side.
When you finish wrapping half of the wreath with the mesh ribbon, trim the ends. Mine were about 2″ long on each side after trimming. The mesh ribbon I used later, after all the wreath elements were added, had much longer ends.
Wrap the other half of the wreath with natural ribbon. I used hot glue to seal each end.
Hot glue the felt flowers on the natural ribbon side.
I had some green felt scraps that were cut with pinking shears. I made them into a flower shape by placing a pipe cleaner in the center, then using the ends to attach it to the Easter Craft Stash Wreath. I was in the zone at this point and didn’t take a picture of the front. It can be viewed in the pictures of the entire wreath.
Next, I hot glued a plastic egg onto each knot of the mesh ribbon. Look for the golden egg in the pictures of the entire wreath!
Make a simple bow with the grosgrain ribbon, and hot glue it below the felt flowers.
Spell “spring” with the 1” black and gold sticky letters on the pink satin ornaments. I used two different-sized satin ornaments (the mauvy-pink ornaments pictured below were considered, but not chosen for this project).
Hot glue the satin ornaments at the top of the wreath. Put the hot glue onto the back of each ornament, then place it onto the wreath. The picture on the right (below) shows how the ornaments looked on the finished wreath.
Cut 18” strips of the mesh ribbon and tie them in knots, in between the wreath elements. Trim the ends. Mine were around 5″ long after trimming.
Fold the pipe cleaners in a zig-zag fashion. Place them in between the plastic Easter eggs and satin ornaments. I used purple and green pipe cleaners.
The Easter Craft Stash Wreath is complete. If you decide to make your own, I would love to see a picture!
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