I know, I know...more Easter. Hey, it is coming up. Don't you want to have something festive? C'mon, make all your neighbors jealous. :)
First off, an idea from I swiped from Cindi that I saw on Tip Junkie. This adorable egg wreath is so cute and fairly easy to make. Ok, it just took a little time and patience. I had a little family night and made them with my Mom and Sis.
Now for the full tutorial I'm sending you over to Cindi because she has great step by step instructions. For my two cents, I would say cutting out the cardboard circles was the hardest part. Here are a few photos I took of the process.
Thank goodness my mom the professional (ok, maybe that is a little exaggeration) bow maker was there.
One thing we did differently with the hanger was fold the pipe cleaner in half and glue it between the two pieces of cardboard for added strength to hold the wreath up.
Here we are all finished!!
Now, I had some supplies left over and could not bear to let them go to waste so I made this little flower arrangement. Cost: For me nothing. It is all leftovers or stuff I already had.
1. Start by bending 3 pipe cleaners in to figure 8s. I used all one color, but alternating colors could be cute too.
2. Then, lay them over each other to make a flower shape and twist around them with a green pipe cleaner for a stem.
3. Then, twist another pipe cleaner the perpendicular to the green (green vertical, middle color in this case purple horizontal) to give added stability and make the flower middles.
4. Then, make the middles by rolling the pipe cleaner up into a swirl.
5. Next, fold the green in half and wind it around itself to make it more stable.
6. Finally, fill the vase by alternating Easter grass and plastic eggs and arrange the flowers by placing them in the top. I also added a bow of some leftover ribbon to the vase.
Last, but not least, I found this cute quilted place mat at Big Lots for $3, added some ribbon, and hung it up. I love finding cheap items that make it look like I did something fancy!