Do you love wreaths? They are such a simple gesture of cheer. I like to display them on my front door and throughout my home for the seasons and holidays. But the price of a modest wreath generally starts around $25. Keeping this in mind, I knew I would have to create a DIY spring wreath. That’s how I came up with this DIY Spring Shabby Chic Farmhouse Wreath!
While a wreath is an investment and lasts many years, I have a hard time paying so much money for something that is only displayed seasonally.
That’s why I am so excited to share my DIY spring wreath. Not only is this craft quick, but it is made for less than $5! Join me today as I turn gold, plastic Easter eggs from Dollar Tree into a DIY Spring Shabby Chic Farmhouse Wreath.
From Meh to Wow!
Who doesn’t love a good before and after? The satisfaction of a good makeover, whether it be beauty, construction or upcycling garbage, never gets old for me. I love the comparison of ‘meh’ to ‘wow’! In my family, I am famously known for decorating my home with found or upcycled objects.
In my home, a discarded metal cow stanchion has been turned into a sign and displayed in my dining room. Antique cheese boxes hold my baking spices and vintage metal emergency kits hang on my bathroom walls. They are the perfect solution for minimal storage.
Friends often comment that they never would have thought to use “that” in such a way. You might say that I have a gift for displaying found objects in a way not originally intended.
So when I found a beautiful teal plate and some ugly gold eggs at my local Dollar Tree, I snatched them up. I immediately knew they would make a beautiful DIY spring wreath. I absolutely love how this DIY Spring Shabby Chic Farmhouse Wreath turned out. It’s the perfect addition to my farmhouse kitchen and adds so much spring cheer!
Things You Will Need
I purchased the items for this DIY Spring Shabby Chic Farmhouse Wreath from Dollar Tree for less than $5. You could easily find the DIY spring wreath items elsewhere. Keep in mind, purchasing them elsewhere will most likely increase the overall price of the project.
DIY Spring Wreath Needed Supplies:
- 2 Packs of golden eggs- you will need a minimum of 9 eggs total
- 10″ Dinner plate
- Jute twine
- Sharp needle, an awl or a very small headed Phillip screwdriver
- Chalk paint in desired colors
- Ribbon for a bow
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Plate hanger
Prepping the Eggs for Paint
After removing the golden eggs from their packaging, you will find a hole in the bottom of each egg. Poke a wooden skewer through the bottom hole of each egg. Then poke each skewer into a piece of foam to hold them upright. This will make the painting process quick and easy.
Painting the Eggs For a Farmhouse Look
Now that the eggs are prepped, you will paint them. The eggs will require two coats of paint to fully cover the gold color. Holding the skewer with the egg attached, apply an even, thin coat of paint. Poke the egg skewer back into the foam to dry. Allow the first coat of paint to dry completely and apply a second coat. Then let that coat dry completely, too.
Distressing the Painted Eggs
Once the eggs had two coats of paint applied to them, I distressed them with white paint. This step is optional, but I like the dimension it adds. You can see the difference in the picture below.
To distress, lightly dip your paintbrush in white chalk paint. Then, remove most of the paint by blotting your brush on a napkin or piece of paper. Once the brush feels dry, gently brush it over the eggs to give the eggs a subtle streak of white color. Allow the white paint to dry completely.
Poking Holes for Stringing
Now that your eggs are all pretty, you will need to poke holes in the top of them. Using an awl, sharp needle, or very small headed Phillip screwdriver, bore a hole. Try to align the top hole with the bottom hole. It will make stringing the eggs easier.
The hole should be just big enough for the jute twine to slide through.
Stringing the Eggs With Jute Twine
Once all of the holes are made, using a needle and jute twine, string the nine eggs. Then tie the two ends of twine together to form the strung eggs into a circle. I chose to string my eggs in a pattern of blue, pink and green.
Gluing the Eggs to the Plate
Using your hot glue gun, you will place a dot of glue on the back of each egg. Then place the egg on the plate and hold for a few seconds until the glue sets. Continue around the plate until all of the eggs are glued down.
Finishing the Springtime Wreath With a Bow
Because I felt the Springtime Shabby Chic Farmhouse Wreath looked a bit plain, I made a quick bow for the top. Using wired ribbon, I fashioned a simple bow and adorned the middle with a pom-pom. Then I glued the bow to the top of the eggs. I made sure to cover the knot made from tying the ends together.
How to Hang the Farmhouse Wreath
To hang the DIY spring wreath, carefully stretch a plate hanger on the back of the plate. Because the plate is heavy, be sure to hang your springtime wreath on a sturdy nail.
Notes For Success:
- For this DIY Spring Shabby Chic Farmhouse Wreath, I used Waverly brand chalk paint. Acrylic paint would also work for this project. However, I prefer the matte finish and quick dry time of the chalk paint.
- When stringing the eggs, use extra care. Too much force will cause the eggs to crack. This happened on a few of my eggs, but was not visible once strung together.
- Instead of boring a hole and stringing the eggs with jute twine, you could glue the eggs directly to the plate. I tried this method, but found it hard to keep the eggs in a uniform shape. Consequently, it required a lot of glue and the glue was not as inconspicuous as I wanted it.
- An alternative to hanging this DIY spring wreath is to display it on a plate holder.
- This shabby chic wreath is for indoor display only. Because the plate is breakable, I do not recommend hanging the wreath on a door.
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