Wreaths shouldn’t just be saved for Christmas, they make pretty decorations any time of the year as this Easter craft proves. All it takes is a little twist on the classic Christmas kind and a seasonal colour palette, and you’ll have yourself a beautiful adornment for any wall or door.
If you’re feeling ambitious you could make these with the kids for the holidays. How sweet would one look hung on each child’s bedroom door? And they’ll love having their own project to work on. If you’re lucky it might even keep them out of trouble for half an hour.
Cut out 10 egg sections from the egg boxes with scissors to make the flowers.
Take five of the egg box pieces and neaten round the edges with scissors. Then snip around the edges and flatten slightly, creating flower shapes. Paint with acrylic paints and leave to dry.
Cut out the bottoms of the other five egg box pieces, and paint with acrylic paint. Leave to dry.
Stick the smaller flower pieces inside the larger ones, and glue a small pom pom in the middle to create 3D shapes. It’s nice to make them in a few different colours for contrast if you fancy it.
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Cut out some green felt leaf shapes with some sharp scissors, and glue them to the bottom section of the embroidery hoop. Leave to dry again.
Once your leaves have stuck securely you can decorate with your cardboard flowers. Using a hot melt glue gun, carefully stick the egg box flowers on to the leaves. Leave to dry a final time, before hanging up with wool or ribbon.
Craft: Suzie Attaway