Just like the darling groundhog (Punxsutawney Phil) predicted, it seems like Spring has arrived early this year. Our backyard, which was covered with snow last weekend, has now turned into a carpet of fat-breasted robins, hopping around like popcorn while they overturn dead leaves and scratch at the lawn in search of yummy grubs and worms. Since Spring is ringing our door bell, I started my preparations with a cheerful Spring wreath and tree to celebrate its early arrival.
You may know my unstable relationship with wreaths from my previous post ‘Wrea-thinking my J-O-Y‘. Therefore, this time I picked a fail-proof wreath which is incredibly easy to make.
I used 3 bags of medium-sized foam Easter eggs from Hobby Lobby and a bag of small Easter eggs from Dollar Store. I also used some green Spanish moss, a Styrofoam cone, a wreath form and a hot glue gun.
Now that we’re all set with the supplies, let’s begin crafting shall we?
Previously when I made the Moss Toparies, I painted the form with green acrylic paint, because the area where I was hot gluing the moss was wider. Therefore, I either had to use a lot of moss to cover everywhere or paint the form green so any missed coverage wouldn’t show the white foam underneath. But this time I didn’t need to paint the tree form green, because I didn’t leave too much opening between the eggs and with a little amount of moss, I could fully cover the white foam.
Next, I started hot gluing the green Spanish moss in between the eggs.
Once the Spring tree was all covered with moss and medium-sized eggs, I hot glued the small-sized eggs on top of the moss, again in a random pattern. The reason I left the small eggs for last is so they wouldn’t get lost in the moss. Also it was easier for me to achieve a uniform depth by gluing the small eggs on top of the moss.
After finishing the tree, I started working on the wreath. First I spray painted the wreath green. This is totally optional. The only reason I did this is because we have French glass entry doors in our house, so I always try to have a decent finished look at the back of each wreath I make.
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