As you can imagine we’re big fans of wreaths! But not just at Christmas, we’re happy with any excuse to decorate our homes and Easter is no exception. So if you’re having a party or just want to add some spring cheer to your home keep reading for another of our quick and easy DIY guides.
Below you will find a list of everything you need to make this adorable light up Easter wreath! Don’t worry if you can’t get hold of everything right away – the great thing about this DIY project is that you can add or take away elements to really make it your own.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- A wreath (we got ours from Hobbycraft)
- Wire fairy lights
- Feathers (any colour)
- Fake eggs (we used chocolate eggs)
- Fake nests
- Fake leaves and flowers
- Glue (We opted for a hot glue gun)
You’ve no doubt noticed that the list is longer than for most of our DIY projects but trust me it will be worth it! Depending on how long you plan on keeping your wreath up you could also use real flowers but we wanted it to last a little longer so opted for fake.
1. First we took out the wreath and pushed the wire lights round it, we went from the top so you would see as little of the wire as possible.
2. Once we had the lights in place we wrapped a ribbon around the top and tied it in our best bow to secure the battery pack in place (and make it look pretty of course).
3. Next we started adding the all-important nests! We glued the nests onto the wreath and added a few feathers for effect. Then with a heavy heart we started destroying gluing the Chocolate eggs onto the nests. If you haven’t quite got the ‘stomach’ for gluing real chocolate eggs onto your wreath then you can of course use fake eggs but we really liked the colour of the foil on these.
4. Then we moved onto the rest of the wreath where we added lots and lots of feathers by adding a little glue to the ends of the feathers and pushing them into the gaps in the wreath.
5. Next we added these adorable flowers and silk leaves, these were quite easy to fix to the wreath as they came with long bendable wires on the end which were easily pushed in and secured.
6. The final touch was to add lovely ivy leaves to add a nice cottagey feel to the wreath, and there you have it: the finished product! An Easter wreath that is sure to bring that spring feel to your home that is almost guaranteed to take some attention away from the chocolate eggs.
We hope you enjoyed this project! Be sure to share the blog if you think your friends might like it too.
We love seeing what our customers create with their lights, so let your masterpiece shine and post a photo on Twitter or tag us on Instagram, make sure you use the hashtag #MyFestiveLights and we’ll share our favourites.