Its spring in Calgary which means it's time to freshen up my porch. I made a wreath with some eggs a couple of years ago with the eggs pictured below and eventually they just got worn out ,so I decided it was time for a fresh take on an old project. Heres my original eggs...
I used marker on the cardboard eggs and you can see they were pretty uneven and see through in some areas. It wasn't great with the weather and this time around I wanted the color to be a little more even and clean. Funny how your style changes. I feel like I'm way more simplistic now.
For my wreath I first got a square wreath form and wrapped it in white yarn. I tied it in a knot on the edge of the wire and just wound it while watching a movie. A a full size of white fuzzy yarn is enough to cover the whole wreath. At the end I tied another knot and used a glue gun to help the corners of the yarn stay covered over every little edge because with a square shape it slips unlike a circle.
I took my white card board eggs and covered them in acrylic paint and let them dry on tea light votive holders they are the perfect size. I only used red yellow blue black and white acrylic and mixed my own colors. This was so fun and relaxing!
After they were dry I gave them a second coat of paint. The cardboard eggs need this even with acrylic. After the second coat was dry I evenly spaced the colors in ombre order and glue gunned them to the yarn. I used hefty amounts of glue.
I hung the wreath with bakers twine and put a giant black and white bow on the top! Voila! fresh Porch for spring I also got the awesome hello front mat from Wayfair. to finish off the clean fresh look Its adorable. and makes my porch feel modern.