Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Spring Wreath

Have you noticed all the beautiful moss wreaths out in blogland lately?  I love the fresh, Springy look of the green moss, so I decided to make my own version.
Here's what I used:
- Styrofoam wreath form
- 2 1/2 packages of sheet moss
- branch with bird's nest
- plastic eggs
- craft paint
- silk flowers
- glue gun
- ribbon to hang
I couldn't find any eggs that I liked, so I bought some and painted them blue and then added speckles with brown paint.  (My speckling technique wasn't so great - I got more on the paint bottle than on the eggs!)
The eggs looked like this:
And after painting, looked like this:
Much, much better. . .The pastel, sparkle eggs weren't really doing it for me.
Next, I started covering the wreath form with the moss.  I put the glue on the moss and then wrapped it around the wreath.
The branch I used looked a little bare, so I added a few silk flowers.  I pulled the flowers off the original stem and used the glue gun to attach them to my branch.
I wasn't sure about the flowers at first, but I definitely like how they look now.
I glued the eggs to the nest and then attached the branch to the wreath.  I used wire and pushed it through the wreath and twisted it together on the back to attach.
I hung the wreath with ribbon on cabinets in a nook in my kitchen. 
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Amy Grace said...

I wish I had a smidge of your talent! :)

TheFancyFritter said...

How adorable! That is perfect for the Spring! I love it!

Adventures of a CrAzY LaDy! said...

I LOVE it! I especially love the flowered branches and nest with eggs! It looks great hanging from those cabinet doors!

Meg said...

Very springy indeed. I love how the moss looks and have been very into blue eggs in nests this year myself- so this struck me right away.

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a great wreath! The eggs turned out super cute.

Erin said...

That is so cute! Great job!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your moss wreath with the nest and eggs attached! I'm still getting over a blister from my last project with moss, but I would love to do one of these. said...

I really like how you made the eggs, I think I have both those colors in craft paint - and those eggs would be cute year round. Thanks for the idea!

Holly said...

I love the elegant simplicity of your wreath. Totally my style. The eggs are perfect and the touch of yellow....gorgeous. Beautiful!
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Room to Inspire said...

I am with Holly, I just love the elegant simplicity of this! Perfect touches. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today - your blog is lovely, I will be back!


Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

absolutely adorable! way cute! I hopped over from Sew Much Ado and am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. until later

Wendy said...

Beautiful! I love the touch of yellow with the blue eggs :)

Natasha said...

That is so exquisite. You really are such a talented person and your photographs are beautiful. I just love visiting this blog!

Blessings and best wishes for a very Happy Easter,

Cathy said...

Just love Alissa. I love the step by step photos.

Bungalow'56 said...

It's a beautiful wreath. I love the colours. Have a wonderful Easter weekend Alissa. We are off to get some ingredients for our Good Friday Hot Cross Buns. Anything with icing is a favourite food for me : )

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Beautifully simple. I love the look of the moss too!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

Wendy said...

Really cute!

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

Simple and sweet.
Delightfully darling!
I can do that!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

this is gorgeous!

Hopeful Homemaker said...

I love your wreath! So fresh and pretty. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yours is awesome!

julie said...

Beautiful! love the colors and the moss!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

What a fun spring wreath. I love it! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft!!

Lovely Little Nest said...

What a cute project! I'll definitely have to try this in the future.

Thanks for sharing! :)

Gina said...

YAY! I just found you! And I'm so happy I did!! I love it!! <3

Emily and Jaime at Everyday Art said...

Love it! That's my style for spring! :) Looks like, I'm going out moss shopping. :)


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