Make an adorable Cardboard Easter Wreath out of recycled materials you already have at home!
One of my favorite stories that Aa has ever told me was about when he was a little boy, just about the age Baby V is now, one Easter morning he woke up early before his parents, looked out the window and saw a bunny hopping across the lawn. 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 tricky with food allergies. 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 used tolive 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.
I think 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 Supply List
DIY Cardboard Easter Wreath Instructions
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. If you want to paint the wreath base a nice pastel color, go ahead and do that now.
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.
3.Paint the cardboard shapes with craft paint. Start with a base coat. Leave the edges unpainted.
4. When the base coat is dry add details with a small brush. You can also use a Sharpie to add lines or even smaller details!
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.
It was fun making sure every Easter egg was slightly different.
But my favorite parts are the bunny with his carrot…
and the sweet little chick hatching from his egg!
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