Easter is but a mere week away (I’ve already got the Easter egg eating well underway though fear not) and today we visited my parents to enjoy a day in the garden, in the sun and celebrated Easter Sunday a little early with an egg hunt for my two little girls. They went home very happy with their haul (which me and the husband will surreptitiously work our way through over the coming weeks).
While we were there, I spotted this beautiful Easter wreath that my mum had put together – so pretty and so super easy and inexpensive to do, I thought I must share it with you. Isn’t it lovely?
She’d taken a wicker heart hanging decoration, which she happened to have already and then decorated it with hanging painted eggs, which she’d bought, along with some little plush chicks and then some fresh Spring blooms from the garden. Done!
Here’s how to recreate:
Wicker Hanging Decoration: a heart works beautifully and there are some really cheap ones online at Hobbycraft in their Wedding Venue Decorations section – their 15cm x 15cm natural wicker heart is £2.50 (plus P&P) or for a bigger option, the 25cm x 25cm is £4.50. If you prefer to go for a more traditional circular wreath rather than a heart, Hobbycraft again has some options, including this 20.3cm Rattan Grapevine Wreath (£3.00). For something a little fancier, but still at under a tenner, have a look at the pre-lit rattan heart from Homebase (£8.33), which has 10 warm white LED lights woven in and around it (indoor use only).Easter egg decorations: next you need to fix some little painted, colourful Easter egg decorations onto your frame. The ones my mum used (see picture) were purchased from Tiger, I haven’t been able to find them online but if you live near a store definitely pop in to browse and buy as they have them in stock. There are lots of good and similar alternatives though – remember you want them to be mini enough to hang easily on your wreath: Hobbycraft has a pack of 12 floral Easter eggs for £3.00; Amazon has a variety of decorative packs from speckled eggs (£2.77 for a pack of 12) to sparkling glitter eggs (£4.15 for 12) to striped wooden eggs (box of 12 for £4.99). You can also pick up the Easter chicks very cheaply on Amazon – 10 for £2.09.
Spring blooms: a few Spring blooms really finish off the wreath and if you don’t have a garden to go a pick some from then pop to your local supermarket for a bunch of flowers that you can buy for home and steal a few sprigs from to embellish your Easter wreath. I’d suggest going for something dainty like Freesias. Alternatively you can fake it with artificial flowers – Withycombe Fair have a wide range of fine artificials and their wild flowers have no minimum order and look beautiful.
So assemble and hang. Couldn’t be simpler! Happy Easter xoxo