Wreathes are actually popular for all kinds of occasions and an Easter wreath can add a little color and springtime festivity to your front door.
This one is for all you creative chicks – chicks, you see what I’ve done there? Because it’s Easter?…Okay, moving swiftly on. The following guide is for an Easter egg wreath, which is simple and quick to make. You might even like to get the kids involved.
What You’ll Need:
- Plastic egg shapes of various colors and/or sizes
- Flowers (real or plastic) and greens
- Wire coat hanger (or wire wreath frame if you already have one)
- Garden shears
- Water picks (small containers used to preserve flowers)
- Paddle Wire (also known as 24 floral wire)
- Hot glue
How to Make an Easter Egg Wreath
- First, buy around a dozen stems of spring flowers (or pick some from your own yard) and some greens, such as asparagus fern, nandina, oak, magnolia or rhaphiolepis. If you’ve bought or picked your flowers and greens prior to making your wreath, store them in a bucket of water until you’re ready for them.
- Next, purchase some plastic eggs (you might want to get the type that open, so you can place some candy inside). Attach lengths of paddle wire (approx 6” in length) to each egg, using the hot glue gun. You’ll probably need somewhere between 8-10 eggs, but it will depend upon the size of your wreath.
- If you don’t have a wire wreath frame, take a wire coat hanger and unbend it, so you can form it into a circle. Once you have your frame prepared, attach a length of paddle wire to one section of the frame.
- Then, grab a small bundle of greens and cut them to 6”. Place this bundle on the frame, where the wire is attached and wrap the wire around the greens, securely attaching them to the frame.
- Next, take another bundle of greens and also cut these to approximately 6” and position it so the leaves of the second bundle are overlapping the stems of the first.
- Now, you’ll need to prepare your flowers. Take each flower and trim the stem to approx 4-6” and place each one into a water pick. Add one of these flowers to your second bundle of greens, then wrap the paddle wire securely around the greens and the water pick.
- Continue to do this with subsequent bundles of greens (adding a flower to each), until you have covered the whole of the frame. When you get to the final bunch, simply lift the first bundle and tuck the stems beneath the leaves.
- If you’re using a wreath frame, leave a small length of paddle wire to hang the wreath. When using a coat hanger, you wont need to do this, because you’ve got a readymade hook!
- Finally, fasten the wire, which you attached to the eggs earlier, around the wreath. If the eggs are light, you can usually just twist the wire into the greens. This will add a extra dash of color to your festive Easter Wreath!