Introduction: DIY Easter Wreath
Homemade décor elements bring comfort and warm atmosphere into any home design. This is because you craft them with love and care and you wish these elements to become attractive and special. This does not concern the home décor items only, but it also matters a lot when it comes to holiday decorations. We’ve been getting ready for Christmas with excitement and passion, so I’ve decided to make an Easter wreath now to embellish my home for this holiday as well. Personally, I have hung it in the living room, but you can also decorate your kitchen, bedroom or even your entrance door with it. It will look great in any décor, contributing to its effective look and style. It takes time and effort, however, to make such a wreath, but the result is definitely worth that. So, let’s get started now!
Step 1: Supplies
- Multi-colored yarn (green, red, yellow, blue, brown)
- Decorative lace flowers
- Satin ribbon
Step 2: Make the Base of a Wreath
To make the base for your Eastern wreath, take plasticine and give it the shape of the wreath. You should use any amount of plasticine you need to make the base of the required size. This depends upon your idea.
Step 3: Wrap the Wreath With Foil
Plasticine may get soft under the room temperature, which can have negative affect upon the shape of the readymade wreath. To prevent this from happening, take foil and carefully wrap the wreath with it.
Step 4: Start Wrapping the Wreath With the Yarn
Now, take the green yarn and start wrapping the wreath with it.
Step 5: Finish Wrapping
Keep wrapping the wreath until the yarn covers all the foil. It should not be visible under the yarn layer.
Step 6: Decorate the Wreath
Having wrapped the wreath, decorate it with the lace flowers. If you don’t have them at hand, but you have enough time, you can knit them using any of the schemes available online. The flowers should differ in color, shape and size to give the wreath an appealing look.
Step 7: Glue the Flowers to the Wreath
Take the glue and attach the flowers to the wreath. As a rule, textile flowers stick to the yarn pretty well, but it takes time to dry them out. If you are still afraid that the flowers will fall apart, you can sew them on the wreath or attach them with pins. Just make sure the pins or the threats are not visible.
Step 8: Knit the Eastern Eggs
Now, it is high time to start knitting the major décor element of the composition, namely the Easter eggs. You can do that in a variety of ways. There are many knitting schemes on the web and you can use any of them to knit eggs of different colors and sizes. I used red, yellow and blue yarn when knitting my Easter eggs. All in all, you should get 3 small multi-colored Easter eggs. Here’s how it looked.
Step 9: Knit a Basket
As soon as your Easter eggs are ready, it’s high time to knit a small basket for them. I used brown yarn to do that. That’s how my basket looked like.
Step 10: Sew the Eggs to the Basket
Carefully sew the eggs to the basket to hide the threads.
Step 11: Attach the Basket to the Wreath
You can attach the basket to the wreath in 2 ways. You can either glue or pin it. As for me, the second option is more preferable, because you can unpin the basket with the eggs after the holiday, leaving the flower wreath to decorate your home for the rest of the year.
Step 12: Decorate the Wreath
To decorate the wreath, take a satin ribbon and make a bow out of it. Attach the bow to the wreath. That’s it! Your Easter wreath is finally ready! Hang it in your home and enjoy the result! Happy Easter!