DIY Cardboard Easter Wreath

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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

Cardboard

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.

Valentine's Hearts and Flowers Felt Wreath | littleredwindow.com | Make a beautiful, fluffy Hearts and Flowers Wreath for Valentine's Day from Felt with this great tutorial!2. Draw whatever Easter-y shapes you like on cardboard and cut them out. I chose to do mostly Easter eggs with a few flowers and one bunny and one chick mixed in.

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3.Paint the cardboard shapes with craft paint. Start with a base coat. Leave the edges unpainted.

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5. Use hot glue to attach the shapes to the wreath ring, spacing them evenly and overlapping slightly.  Glue a little loop of ribbon to the back for hanging.DIY Cardboard Easter Wreath  | littleredwindow.com  |  Make a adorable Easter Wreath out of materials you already have at home!

It was fun making sure every Easter egg was slightly different.

But my favorite parts are the bunny with his carrot…DIY Cardboard Easter Wreath  | littleredwindow.com  |  Make a adorable Easter Wreath out of materials you already have at home!

 

and the sweet little chick hatching from his egg!

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Happy Easter!

 

 

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35 thoughts on “DIY Cardboard Easter Wreath

  1. Cassie, you did such a great job making this wreath. I love it! I’m pinning it . It’s such a great way to recycle unwanted cardboard and budget friendly!

    Kim ~ This Ole Mom

  2. That is so cute! I would have never guessed it was made from cardboard either. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week’s issue.

  3. Good for you making something out of otherwise thrown away material. To me that’s more fun than buying expensive materials to make anything. We live out from town a ways so usually if I get a wild hair to make something I go into my craft room or sewing room depending on project. Can usually find materials i have to make something my way and enjoy it as much or more. Think it’s called making do.
    Great lessons for your kids also. They do notice and will learn much from that lesson. I don’t like throwing things away so try to make good use of them. Your wreath is so adorable, even better how you made it.
    We have to watch our money since we’re on SS but we’ve learned to make do with so many 5 week months. We even have little left at end of that 5 weeks. To me it’s a good challenge. Happy Spring

    1. You know, I hadn’t thought of it that way, but you’re right, O does watch EVERTHING I do and if he sees me recycling things we’d otherwise get rid of and using them for something awesome then that makes it even better! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Cute wreath! You are great a freehanding the shapes. Thank you for sharing it and your Marinated Tofu recipe at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely weekend! ~Deborah

  5. This is super cute! We love to use our extra cardboard for making holiday decorations, but I’ve never thought to make a wreath! Thanks for sharing, I featured it in tonight’s What’d You Do This Weekend! Pinned :-)

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