Cheerful Spring Wreath and Tree
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?
I started with the Spring tree by hot gluing the medium-sized foam Easter eggs randomly on the Styrofoam cone. The more random, the better.
Previously when I made the Moss Topiaries, 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.
Another note on the wreath form: if you make this wreath with a foam form, your job would be lot easier during the hot gluing process. As I found this wreath form for $1 in our local thrift store (the Second Chance Shop), I didn’t want to spend money on a foam wreath form.
The rest of the process was exactly the same, so I didn’t take a lot of progress pictures of the wreath-making. I first hot glued the eggs in a random pattern, then covered the gaps in between the eggs with green Spanish moss.
Here are my finished Spring wreath and tree.
I love celebrating Spring/Easter with colorful things. It gives such a great and lively mood to our family.
Since I was at it with colorful decoration, I also made these Easter branches which are so simple to make. As that process doesn’t merit its own post, I am just going to explain how I made them right here: I gathered some branches from the woods and spray painted them with flat white spray paint.
Then I hot glued some tiny colorful pom poms here and there, and that was it.
I bought my pom poms from Dollar Store, so this small project cost me next to nothing, but if you don’t have a Dollar Store nearby, you can find these colorful pom poms also on Amazon.com.
Back to my cheerful Spring wreath and tree.
In my Moss Ball and Topiaries post, you might have seen my first Spring wreath among the pictures. I also added some pictures of it in this post, as I wanted to show you another Spring wreath made entirely with Dollar Store products.
I am so happy with the way both my wreaths turned out. With every wreath I make, I think I am getting a little better, which helps me to forget the troublesome times I had with wreath-making before.
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I love these! The colors are so pretty and making me want spring to come even faster!
Thank you so much, Lindsay!
Love your spring wreath and tree — they both came out wonderfully! Visiting from the #DIYMySpring blog hop.
Thanks so much, Lauren!
Soooo beautiful! The eggs remind me of Easter with my parents… what a lovely memory! The moss mixed in is perfection! Your photos are so gorgeous btw…
Thank you so much, Donna!
PS: Greg is delighted to see your comment about the photos – He is the photographer in our house 🙂
Love the colourfulness of this wreath and your photos are gorgeous !
Thank you so much, Claire! Greg is a very happy guy today seeing all the great comments about the photos 🙂
I just love how full and springtime-festive your wreath is- great job! Happy #DIYMySpring!
Thank you so much, Sarah! Happy #DIYMy Spring to you too!
Your colorful wreath is the perfect way to welcome spring!
Thank you so much, Cecilia!
I love your Easter projects! So much fun! Visiting as a fellow contributor to #DIYMySpring. Hope your week is full of sunshine! Hugs, Holly
Thank you, Holly! It is turning out to be a great week for us! So happy that we joined the #DIYMySpring Blog Hop 🙂
Oh my goodness, what FUN projects! They all made me smile! Pinned
Thank you so much, Cindy!
Nothing says Easter like a colorful egg wreath — super cute! But I’m also fond of those cute pompon branches. I think my five-year-old son and I would have a good time making a few of those. Happy spring!
Thank you, Shawna! It indeed is a great activity for kids. Our son helped me making our Easter branches. We had so much fun making them 🙂
Beautiful job! These can tend to look so cheesy, but yours is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the display with the chalkboard and chicken wire. WONDERFUL!!
Thank you so very much for such encouraging words, Michele!
Your wreath and spring decor make me smile. Great Job!
Thank you so much, Karen! Happy Spring and happy creating to you too!
How cute these are, and I bet kids would love to help making them too.
Thank you so much, Angie! Oh yes, we had a blast making them 🙂
Your wreath and spring decor are both just beautiful. So cheerful!
Thank you so much, Tuula! 🙂
What beautiful wreath, great job and love the matching egg tree + all your decorations. Stopping by to let you know you are being featured on Friday’s P3 Party post! Have a great week! Thanks for pinning! #DIYMySpring
Thanks so much, Kim! I am so happy that our project got picked 🙂 You too have a great week!!
What a cute project, and you set such a lovely vignette of beautiful Easter decorations. Thanks for linking them with us at Waste Not Wednesday!
Thank you so much, Toni! 🙂
I love, love, love that wreath…we’re going to be away from home this Easter, but I can buy the supplies on clearance and have it ready for next year:)
Thank you so much, Kim! 🙂
I love this – and it looks so easy! Pinned – Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!
Helen, thank you so much! It indeed is very easy 🙂
Such a nice idea for those not wanting a sugar filled Easter but still wishing to Celebrate
Thank you so much, Jo! 🙂
I am so not good to put up wreaths for the different seasons. These inspire me to head to the craft store.
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, Shelley! It made my day 🙂
A fun and cheerful project!! Visiting from NiftyThriftyThings link party 🙂
Thank you so much, Demi! 🙂
The wreath and tree both turned out beautifully! And your entire spring vignette is perfect. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!
Thank you so much, Amanda! Thanks for hosting Merry Monday! 🙂
Loving that wreath. I am excited to get my spring decor out this weekend. I hope that you will join us again at Family joy Blog Link Up Party. Check us out http://thinking-outside-the-pot.com/?p=3389
Thank you so much, Charlene! 🙂
Those are both so cute! I love your whole display, actually. Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!
Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Leslie! It made my day 🙂
This is beautiful. I love everything about it! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Home Matters Link Party, hope to see you again next week:) #HomeMattersParty
Thank so much, Sara! Oh I will definitely be there at your party!! 🙂
This is cheerful indeed. Spring will feel very welcome at your home.
Thank you so much, Amalia! 🙂
Beautiful wreath and I also adore the pom pom twigs – cute ideas and lovely spring decor. Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle! Pinning to share.
Thank you so much, Laurie! 🙂
So pretty! Thank you for sharing at Link It Up Wednesday!
Thank you very much, Kileen! 🙂
This is a breath of fresh air…I’m so doing this! And your pictures are spectacular~
Thank you so much, Crystal! Greg will be delighted when he reads your comment as picture credit goes to Greg. 🙂
The wreath and tree are both lovely! And I love the rest of your Spring decor as well. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xoKathleen Our Hopeful Home
Thanks so much, Kathleen! 🙂
I love the pom pom “pussywillows” – They are all great ideas! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!
Thank you very much, Helen!
Handan I would hardly worry about your wreath making skills. You are a master at everything you touch. I remember this blog hop from last year. Good memories!!
Mary, thank you so much! Yes this was our very first blog hop ever. Awesome memories!! 🙂
This is adorable and so cute to make. I love it and so grateful you shared at Dishing it and Digging it link party. Thank you for sharing your awesome projects. We love seeing them all. Have a great week.
Thank you so much, Vanessa! You too have a great week 🙂