One of my favorite stories that Aa has ever told me was about when he was a little boy, just about the age O is now, one Easter morning he woke up early before his parents, looked out the window and saw a bunny hopping across the lawn. And he was 100% completely and totally convinced for years afterwards that he had SEEN. THE. EASTER. BUNNY! I just think it’s such a sweet story and I can totally imagine his excitement. Easter is another one of those tricky holidays for us because there’s so much candy involved in most celebrations and often that’s not safe for O. So I like to focus on the celebration of spring and cute bunnies and chicks with a little bit of Easter egg hunting thrown in for fun.
And of course, you know I have an obsession with making wreaths (while NOT paying for ridiculously expensive wreath forms if possible!) So I dreamed up a sweet little cardboard Easter Wreath made out of things I already had at home. This one cost me a grand total of $0!!! Seriously!
I’ve talked before about my love for using corrugated cardboard as a material and how I actually do like the raw corrugated edges. I love the contrast and juxtaposition of the raw edge with the finished careful painted shapes. But it’s ok if you don’t. I understand. It’s like how we live in a loft apartment with exposed ducts and raw concrete ceilings. We love it but it’s not everyone’s cup of tea and that’s totally cool. In that case, you could use thick mat board or posterboard or something. The cardboard is nice because it adds a little dimension and thickness to the project but you could achieve the same effect with a package of those foam spacing dots you find in the scrapbooking aisle.
Anyway, on to the how-to. This is an easy one!
DIY Cardboard Easter Wreath
Exacto knife or scissors
Acrylic craft paint
Hot glue gun
1. First, by tracing two plates (one large and one slightly smaller), cut a ring shape out of the cardboard to use as the base of your wreath.
3.Paint the cardboard shapes with craft paint. Start with a base coat. Leave the edges unpainted.
It was fun making sure every Easter egg was slightly different.
and the sweet little chick hatching from his egg!
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