“I am NOT going!” he says rather convincingly as he stomps his foot. “I also don’t want to go. It’s just a person wearing a smelly bunny outfit. There is no “real” Easter Bunny!” Spring has sprung and it is time for our annual 10 minutes of torture trying to get all four boys to take a picture with the Easter Bunny. It looks like this year will be yet another lesson in “adjusting your definition of perfection” as I try to convince the kids to come to the mall.
Easter is one of my favorite holidays. The newness of spring, the soft pastel colors and adorable baby animals everywhere make me feel like we are living in a Hallmark card. Crafting this time of year is especially fun, as you can easily incorporate nature’s treasures and “bring the outdoors inside.” I was so excited to start our Easter themed monogram wreath that I bought the supplies in January. But then “life happened” and I didn’t get to actually put the monogram spring Easter wreath together until this past weekend.
The wreath, from start to finish took only 30 minutes to assemble (not including paint drying time). It turned out to be 30 awesome minutes, as my husband had the kids outside playing soccer in the backyard, so I didn’t have to fend off little “helpful” hands. By “helpful” I really mean destructive and disruptive.
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Supplies needed:Wood monogram
Wired burlap ribbon
“Natural” plastic eggs
Acrylic craft paint
Hot glue gun
- Paint wood monogram. I did graciously allow my little ones to help me paint the wood monogram, and thankfully this time they went along with my paint selection. Remember to paint all the sides as well as the large flat surface. (Allow ample drying time.)
- Cut the wired burlap ribbon into 24” strips. I used 5-6 such strips to wrap around the entire monogram.
- Start wrapping the ribbon by leaving the loose end on the backside. Overlap half of the width of the ribbon as you wrap the outside rim of the monogram.
- Once the entire monogram has been wrapped, flip it over and apply dollops of hot glue on all the loose ends. Apply pressure on the burlap ribbon – but don’t do this while the glue is scorching hot… trust me, it WILL leave blisters – or so I have been told! 😉
- Place the natural plastic Easter eggs around the wreath. Depending on how much of a type A-person you are, put them in a color pattern, apply them at the same angle or simply just “go for it” without any rhyme or reason.
- Glue the eggs onto the burlap covered wreath. Gently apply pressure until they feel securely attached.
- Cut a long piece of the wired burlap ribbon and fold it into a third of the original width. Use this to hang the wreath.
- Stand back, pat yourself on the shoulder for yet another awesome wreath to adorn your front door!
By the time I finished our wreath, hung it and marveled at its awesomeness, the kids were DONE playing soccer in the backyard. You can always tell when a game has hit the final stages, there are more tears than cheers and the meltdowns are simultaneous instead of one at a time. I had secretly planned/ hoped to load the kids up to go get the infamous Easter Bunny pictures taken after their game. But this is not my first rodeo, so I knew better than to push my luck. I am thinking this year’s picture will proudly feature only the two kids who wanted to see the Easter Bunny – and years from now we will laugh at “the year it looks like we only have two kids!”
Remember to come back here in a month for another wreath, and don’t miss our previous front door statement pieces. I am sure you will love how easy they are to make!
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