Obviously this is wreath month on illistyle. As you guys know, I LOVE wreaths, feel free to check them all out here. I have a few wreaths that I have made over the years that I love, but sometimes want to refresh, like my English Garden Wreath that I made last year:
It had gotten a little battered by the elements, the ribbon had yellowed from the sun, but I still love it and I did not want to throw it out. The base and moss was still in good shape, plus I really like the over all look of this wreath. So I decided to recycle it into a fresh new Easy Easter Wreath. I gathered some left over elements form other projects: some silk flowers from my flower headbands I made this summer, a few paper mache eggs from an Easter 2014 craft fail, and some left over paint, and made this:
It is so fun to see all these pieces that one their own could have been considered trash, but instead were able to be recycled into something cute for my front door. And it took less than 15 minutes to modify this wreath base (excluding drying time). You can do it with any existing wreath base you have, or you can make the English Garden Wreath (instructions here) base first and then add the additional elements.
If you choose to modify an existing wreath base ou already have, all you need to add is the burlap (or other fabric) wrapped on the right side to hide your silk flower stems, then paint your eggs and after they dry, attach to wreath with hot glue. So quick and easy.
Here’s how I did it:
The painting and assembly of this all recycled wreath was less than ten minutes, but if you decided to wrap your wreath with the criss-cross ribbon it could take as long as 15 minutes (not including drying time for paint.)
I love quick Projects! Do you have any tricks for revamping old wreaths?! (Cuz you know how much I love wreaths!)
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