Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Decorating!

This year, my case of spring fever is worse than ever! I'm sure I'm not alone...what a winter!!! Step two of spring decorating (step one was taking down all Christmas decor *cough*) was to make an Easter egg wreath. This proved to be more difficult than I could imagine!

First I used my beloved hot glue gun and connected the eggs in a circle, adding pink polka-dot bows.  Yeah, that looked adorable...until i picked it up! It promptly broke into seven pieces.  Next I tried some stronger glue, again it looked lovely...but when I moved it, *grumble grumble* ....

Not about to be defeated by some cheap plastic eggs, I thought and thought about how to make this wreath a reality. Then I remembered my mom making holes in them I was younger. She made ornaments for the trees in the front yard by poking through the ends with hot nails.


I took one of gazillion wire hangers from the hall closet and straightened it out, lit a candle, grabbed my bag o' eggs and got to work.  Holding one end of the hanger in the flame for a few seconds made it hot enough to push through the ends of the eggs. I then threaded the eggs onto the hanger and shaped it into an oval, twisting the ends together to make a hook at the top.

I really like how it turned out, originally I planned on a circle shape but the oval shape is cute!

Here's a tip for making the holes: open the egg and lay it on a flat surface, with both ends pointing up. This will keep the egg stable while you poke at it!