You know those posts you’re used to seeing here? The planned out posts with pictures showing you all the materials you’ll need for the project? Well, sorry to disappoint you, but this is definitely not one of them. Consider this your warning!
I guess you could say this Golden Egg Easter Wreath just evolved. I started out with one idea in mind, but as I started working on it things changed. I kept thinking of new ideas and decided to incorporate them into my project. Guess what? I’m so glad I did! I’m really happy with the changes and the way this Easter wreath turned out. In fact, I like it much better than my original wreath idea. So, I don’t want you to think of today’s post as a tutorial on how to make this Golden Egg Easter Wreath. Instead, think of it as a lesson on unleashing the creativity trapped inside of you to create a unique project of your very own. Ready to hear the story of the evolution of this Easter wreath? Alright, here it goes!
This is what I started out with… a wreath form, lace, plastic eggs and a glue gun. First, I painted the wreath form white with some chalk paint.
Next I folded the lace over, then used the hot glue gun to secure it in a zig-zag pattern to the wreath form.
Here is what it looked like after the first row of lace. I then repeated this process with another row of lace hot glued to the inside of the wreath form. This is when I realized I needed something else to add to this wreath. Since lace is see-through, even with two layers of it this wreath looked bare. I remembered I had a package of feathers in my supply closet…bingo!
I grabbed the feathers and started adding them to the wreath, hot gluing them underneath the lace. I eye-balled it and placed the feathers throughout the wreath.
Sorry, guys, but this is when I got lazy with the camera. When your brain starts ticking and you have eggs in one hand and a hot glue gun in the other it can get a little difficult to take pictures! After placing the eggs on the wreath I decided I didn’t like the colored eggs. Nope, that needed to be changed. I remembered I had gold spray paint in the shop, so I gathered all my eggs and headed outside with a mission! I couldn’t decide between the two colors of gold, so I decided to make this wreath two toned and painted half one color, and half the other. After the eggs were dry I used the hot glue gun to secure them to the wreath.
No, this wreath still didn’t look right to me.
There’s nothing a trip to Walmart won’t cure, so off I went! I found this pretty wooden cross in the craft department there, brought it home and painted it with the gold chalk paint I had on hand. After it was dry, I attached the cross to the wreath with the hot glue gun.
No, there’s still something missing….
I ran (yes, literally) to my gift wrapping stash and found a beautiful roll of gold ribbon. There was a piece exactly the length I needed! I wrapped the ribbon around the wreath, secured it into place and took a deep breath.
There! I was finally satisfied with this wreath. This project was good as gold!
I have really been crazy about gold lately, and I like the feminine touch of lace on this wreath. Without the bright traditional colors of Easter eggs, this Easter wreath looks grown up to me! Don’t you agree?
I especially like the addition of the metallic gold cross. I love Easter eggs, but the cross really helps remind us of the true reason to celebrate Easter. Easter really isn’t about eggs, after all…it’s about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, my savior. Now that’s a reason to celebrate!
What do you think of this Golden Egg Easter Wreath? Have you ever started a project with one idea in mind, but then everything changed? Share your story with me. You know I always love hearing from you guys!
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