Created on: April 04, 2012 Last Updated: July 08, 2012
A fabulous Easter wreath does not have to be a complicated wreath. In fact, sometime simplicity is best. With this article you will get two for the price of one. For those who would like to “wow” your friends with simplicity it the the Easter Coffee Filter Wreath:
* straw wreath form
* coffee filter (white, package of 100)
* white cotton fabric, cut into strips 2 inches wide (enough to cover the wreath form and make a hanger)
* tack for the hanger
* food coloring
* cookie sheet
* hot glue gun
1. Take the white cotton fabric and wrap the straw wreath. It covers the straw and allows you to take apart the wreath after Easter and use it for another occasion.
2. Cut a section of fabric and loop it and tack to the back of the wreath for the hanger.
3. Take a small bowl and add food coloring to water. The colors are really up to you. Pink, light purple, yellow, light green, and light blue are all good choices.
4. Take a coffee filter. Put your index finger in the center of the coffee filter. Press the coffee filter around the finger making a small tent. Dip the ruffle into the food colored water. The water will seep up. It does not have to color entire coffee filter. In fact you are just trying to get the bottom wet.
5. Place the dyed coffee filter on the cookie sheet to dry.
6. Take the eraser end of the pencil and place it in the center of the dyed coffee filter. Put a dab of glue on the tip and glue the coffee filter to the wreath form. It seems to be best to create a random pattern rather than try and make a design.
7. Start with the far outside row. Then do the center row that will stick straight up. Fill the inbetween.
Again, this is simple and peeps are colorful and fun; they make a great Easter wreath. Set out the peeps and let them dry overnight. They are less sticky to work with when they have dried. Wrap the wreath form with cotton strips. Attach the ribbon (as above). Use toothpicks to attach the peeps to the wreath form. Arrange them in a random pattern.
The jury is still out on spraying the peeps with some kind of acrylic to protect them. This seems like a wreath that you would put up for a few weeks, take it apart and use it for another holiday. (Maybe for the ghost peeps on Halloween.)
Why not enjoy one more fabulous Easter wreath idea?
* round Styrofoam wreath (16 inch)
* sharp knife
* bowl (to hold the inside of the eggs for cooking)
* pan for boiling
* bowl for dying
* blue food coloring
* tablespoon of vinegar
* hot glue gun
* floral pins
* 2 white feather boas
Begin by carefully pecking a hole in the egg. Once you have a small hole use your fingers to carefully make a hole about the size of a dime and empty the inside of the eggs into the bowl. Once all the insides have been removed, rinse the inside. Lay the eggs on the paper towels with the hole side down and allow them to dry.
Boil some water. Once the water stops boiling sink the eggs in the very hot water. This will make sure the eggs are truly clean. Again, take them out and allow them dry.
Now it is time to dye the eggs. Add some blue food coloring to water. Get it to the color you desire. Add a tablespoon of vinegar to the water. The eggs will have to be submerged in the dye for about five minutes. The eggs will then have to dry completely
Once the eggs are dried, it is time to glue them to the wreath. Put some glue on the eggs, as they could melt the Styrofoam.
Use the floral pins to place the feather boas around the eggs.
You will have a fluffy fabulous Easter wreath.
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