Yesterday, I made a quick trip to our local Dollar Tree Store, well, it was supposed to be a quick trip. There is so much too look at in those stores, you could spend an hour in there easily! I was looking for items to decorate for Easter. There were packs of Easter egg picks, a cross, a bolt of purple mesh ribbon and some purple flower picks! In my mind I could envision an Easter wreath for on my front door.
I had bought this monogram wreath before Christmas and had decorated it with some Christmas picks and a bow. I didn’t have a chance to paint it, so it was still a natural, wood color. I have been wanting to try making some of my own chalk paint so today was the day to do it. I bought a bunch of sample paints at Home Depot for 50 cents each. One was this Grey Linen color. I mixed 1/2 cup Plaster of Paris with 1/2 cup of water, mixed it well and then added the 7.5 oz container of paint and shook it to mix. I mixed it in an empty, cleaned out, peanut butter jar so I can put the lid on keep the extra paint for the next project.
After my wreath was painted, I took a piece of burlap ribbon and wrapped it on one side of the wreath.
Then I inserted my egg picks, two at the top and 3 at the bottom.
I just slid them into the holes in the burlap, no need to even glue or wire into place. This way the burlap can be used over and over as you change out your wreath for the seasons.
Next, I made my bow so I would know where to fill in with my flowers.
Youtube Video on how to make a bow
I use pipe cleaners to wire my bows, it makes it so much easier. After attaching the bow around the wreath, I then cut my flowers stems off of the bunch.
It’s just a matter of putting them in places that need filled in on your wreath, again, just inserting them into the burlap ribbon.
Next, I used two pieces of the flowers and inserted them into the cross,
I then put a piece of wire through the back of the cross and wrapped it around the B on my wreath.
Since my letter is a B, I thought the cross looked good on it. Not sure it would on your particular letter, even if you decide to use a monogram wreath. You could always attach the cross to the side, add the bow and then fill in with the eggs and flowers. I spent a total of $5.00 for the decorations and I think the monogram wreath was $3 or $4 when I bought it at JoAnn Fabrics.
I really like how it turned out, although it’s not the Primitive look I usually go for, I think after this long, cold winter, I need to see some color in my life!
Think Spring, only a few short weeks away!
For another Dollar Store craft project, check out my primitive carrots.