April 1, 2011

Cute Spring Wreath

My girls and I made this really cute Spring wreath this week.  The weather here has been cold, dreary and we even had a dusting of snow.  Working on this little wreath helped us take our minds off the weather outside so we could daydream about the pretty Spring days that will (hopefully) be coming soon.  The best part is that it cost us next to nothing.  My only expense was the $1 wreath from the Dollar Tree, everything else I had in my craft room.  And those cute flowers?  They're made out of an egg carton!



My inspiration for this project came from
this gorgeous wreath by Krafty Kat.  As soon as I saw it, I bookmarked it in my "Things to Try SOON!" folder.  I loved how bright and colorful it was and that the kids could be involved in its creation.  However, I only had one empty egg carton, so I adapted the wreath to match what I had on hand.




SUPPLIES:

  • foam wreath form
  • egg carton
  • acrylic paints
  • patterned paper
  • fabric strips or ribbon to wrap around the wreath
  • hot glue gun

DIRECTIONS:
1.  Cut apart your egg carton into 12 individual cups, then cut each cup into a flower shape ( I did a couple different kinds of petals.)

2.  Using your acrylic paints, paint the inside and outside of each flower.



3.  While your kids are hard at work painting their flowers (and it does keep them busy for awhile!), wrap your wreath with fabric strips or ribbon.

I cut 1" strips from a pretty green fabric I bought for another project.

Then wrapped it around my wreath, hot gluing it place.

4.  Next we cut some circles from patterned scrapbook paper for the center of our flowers and glued them in place.

We just used regular glue so the girls could do this step.

 5.  Then I got work gluing our flowers into place.








6.  Finally, I cut out a few leaves from some green patterned scrapbook paper, glued them in place and added a ribbon to the top for hanging.

I think the little leaves are a cute touch!
7.  And there you have it!  A gorgeous little Spring wreath to hang on their bedroom door.  ( Now I just have to come up with a "boyish" wreath for their brothers' door, any suggestions?)


What a cheery little decoration for their door!






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11 comments:

  1. That wreath turned out so cute and how fun to be able to do it with the kids.

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  2. Very pretty! And so great that the girls were able to help make it! : )

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  3. It's great! I love it! I'm stopping by from The Girl Creative and becoming a new follower. I am always looking for new craft ideas to do with my kids.
    ~Julie @ Singing Three Little Brids
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm not throwing my cartons a way, this is adorable!

    So glad you made it. Thanks for linking up to Make & Share's 1st edition today,
    come back every friday thru saturday!

    ~ Christy

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  5. That is super cute!! I can't wait until my Molly is old enough to participate fully in projects like this. I am following from Creative Girls Blog Hop. I love your blog design, it is super cute!
    Hope you come by to visit.
    Cheers!
    Jen
    www.cariboobutterfly.com

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  6. This turned out so cute!!! I love it!

    Found you through Naptime Crafters and I am your newest follower!

    Hope you come stop by sometime!

    livingcraftilyeverafter.blogspot.com

    Kelly

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  7. hi m triza...i jus love craft...n i must say i loved the egg crate flowers more...n the way u have used on the wreath really good...even i was thinking of using the crate but could not get any idea but now i wo'nt throw the egg crate next tym...

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  8. This turned out so cute! Super springy and fun. Visiting from TTandJ.

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  9. Your wreath turned out ADORABLE!!! I love the colors!

    Thanks for linking up to What's in Your Garden!!

    Abbi

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  10. That is so sweet Laura. If I wasn't trying to get rid of stuff right now, I'd be making some of these adorable spring wreaths!

    Thank you so much for sharing this at last week's For the Kids Friday link party! This week's party is up and running. If you haven't already stopped by, I'd love to have you sharing again this week!

    http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/04/for-kids-friday-6.html

    :)rachel

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  11. Started at some other post on your blog and ended up here ; ) Love the wreath! Just may have to do it for our door-- it's too cute!

    I'm a new follower, too! Stop by my baby blog to say hi, if you can!!
    http://www.schooltimesnippets.blogspot.com

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