I fancied making something to celebrate Easter but couldn’t really justify spending lots of money on it. Then I remembered that I still had my wreath from Christmas and hurrah! A plan was formed.
You will need:
One pre-made wreath. Mine was kindly given by my friend Louise, she bought them originally on eBay though. You can also buy polystyrene ones in fabric shops and if you’re a bit careful you can use them again and again!
Some fabric. I found some pale blue fabric that I’d obviously bought with a plan in mind, however it has since been sitting at the bottom of my wardrobe so this was a good excuse to make room for some more.
Some ribbon. I used 3 meters of green ribbon that I bought in W H Smiths for 79p (and they had some cute Easter ones there too) and a chevron one that was free with this months Mollie Makes magazine.
Foam eggs. About £1.30 from Wilkinsons.
No More Nails glue, fabric scissors and selotape. All from the big Crafts on Sea draw of Usefull Stuff.
Here’s what to do:
Cut your fabric into strips about 5-10cm wide. Secure one end to the back of your wreath with selotape, wind the fabric round the wreath securing the ends with more selotape when needed at the back. I used about 5 strips of fabric. Don’t worry about slightly frayed edges, that’s why it’s shabby chic!
Once you have covered all of your wreath, attach the ribbon at the back with selotape and again wind around. You may wish to note at this point that ribbon does not go far! I had originally planned to wrap the whole thing in the green ribbon but what you can see in the picture is the whole three meters. Eek!
Attach foam eggs using no more nails glue.
Et voila! One shabby chic Easter wreath complete. All you need now are your chocolate eggs!
If you’re looking for more inspiration, I’ve made a board on Pinterest of gorgeous Easter wreaths that I’ve been looking at, do come and take a look.
Now is of course a good time to remind you that there’s a competition running here to win an Easter egg from Hotel Chocolat, so do come and enter it!