How to make a robin's egg wreath with Easter eggs

Easter eggs are one of the most common symbols of the season. Families gather together to dye them, hunt them and even eat them. If you celebrate Easter, then you'll have plenty of these plastic eggs around the house for a DIY project. If you don't celebrate Easter, you can still enjoy this project, because it symbolizes the fresh new start of the spring season. Either way, it's a chic decoration for your home.
This project builds upon the popular wreath trend, which shows no sign of going away any time soon. However, instead of flowers or a grapevine wreath, it's crafted entirely from plastic eggs. The robin's egg blue is not just a stylish color for decorating, but it's also perfectly symbolic of the excitement in a fresh beginning of a new season. Hang this wreath in a living room, nursery or craft room to remind you to start each day anew with a deep breath of fresh air.
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Materials
- 16 plastic Easter eggs
- Robin's egg blue chalk paint
- Bowl for holding paint
- Thick paintbrush
- Gold-coated aluminum wire
- Wire cutters
- Hemp twine
- Scissors
- American Accents Rust-oleum Spray, Stone
- Gingham plaid bow
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
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Instructions
1. Pour robin's egg blue chalk paint into a bowl.
2. Dip a thick paintbrush into the paint, then use that to paint the plastic Easter eggs. If you wish to add a second coat, make sure that the first coat is fully dry before adding the next layer.
3. Once all of the eggs are dry, thread them onto the gold-coated aluminum wire. Each egg has holes at the top and bottom, so simply push the wire through those holes until all of the eggs are lined up together, tops touching bottoms. Shape the egg-laced wire into a wreath-shaped circle as you go along.
4. Bring the two ends of the wire together into a circle. Twist the ends together several times to secure the wreath shut. Cut off the remaining wire with wire cutters.
5. Cut a 6-inch piece of hemp twine with the scissors. Secure it around the top of the wreath where the wire has been twisted together, tying a knot at the top so that you can use this twine to hang the wreath.
6. Put down a piece of plastic or drop cloth big enough for the wreath. Lay the wreath on the plastic. Lightly spray the American Accents Rust-oleum Stone Spray across the eggs, misting them with it to create a speckled look.
7. Dab hot glue on the back of the gingham bow, and adhere it to the top of the wreath where you've tied the hemp string.
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