Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wooden Egg Wreath

This past weekend I made a couple of more Easter decor items. Today I'm going to share a simple wreath I made to go above the mantle.

I started out with 12 wooden ovals from Michael's. I chose some different pastel patterned scrapbook papers and complementary solid color pastel paper from my stash. I traced the ovals on the back of the paper and then cut them out slightly bigger than what I had traced.

Using Mod Podge, I glued the papers to the ovals and then let them dry. Then I sanded the edges. (If you do this be sure and sand down, away from the paper otherwise it will rip.) If you just cut your paper ovals the exact size of the wooden ovals, you could omit this step, but I really like the look sanding gives it.

Next, I laid down my covered ovals which now look like eggs in a circle alternating between patterns and solids. Using hot glue, I glued the eggs on top of one another. Then I glued a bit of ribbon to the back of the wreath as the hanger. 


Lastly, I cut out "Happy Easter" with my Silhouette machine and glued it down using Mod Podge. 

It turned out pretty cute and I hung it above the mantel but it looked kind of blah. 

It needed something to help it "pop." I grabbed a thrift store frame out of my stash, painted it yellow, hung it up around the wreath and loved it! 

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4 comments:

Monika said...

I thought it was cute before the frame....even cuter after! :)

Just Jaime said...

Love it with the frame!

We'd love to have you join us at Wayward Weekend, our new link party, http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/03/wayward-weekend-9.html if you're interested =)

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

This is so adorable!!! I really love it framed too!!! so cute!!! I would love for you to come over and link this up at my project party... We have one every weekend! http://bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/03/project-party-weekend-and-striped-spoons-tutorial-link-up-your-projects-here.html
I hope you can come!!! xoxo- Rachel I am now your newest subscriber!!!!

4 Sisters @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com said...

What a cute idea! We have our first ever Beautify It Monday link party going on right now - we'd love it if you stopped by to link up!

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