Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Shabby Chic Nest Wreath

All of my recent blog-browsing has infused my crafty projects with new shabby chic flair.  For this wreath I used a few of my newsprint covered eggs, a Dollar Store wreath, black paint and a lovely blue pillowcase that has been just waiting for a project.  I finally remembered to take some pictures DURING the crafting process so I actually have a bit of a tutorial :)
I started out with a small wreath from the Dollar Store and painted it with a few coats of black spray paint (satin finish):


Then I cut two strips of the pillowcase about 4 inches wide and 12 inches long.  I left the edges raw because I like the way it looks.  If I was using a satin-type material, I probably would have finished the edge.  I fiddled (technical term) with making loopy swirls it until I liked the was happy with the effect.  Once I had the general pattern of loopy swirly-ness to my liking, I used hot glue to affix it to the wreath.  (I set an egg on there at this point to make sure I would like the nesting idea).  Here's the wreath with one strip of the pillowcase and an embellished egg hot glued into place:
I used the same technique to add the second strip of pillowcase and second embellished egg.  Here's a close up of the nest detail:
And here's where the wreath is currently living in my house (amongst the bevy of cheap crafty delights):

And just because I love a cost breakdown...


  • Wreath from the Dollar Store:  $1

  • Newsprint Covered Eggs:  $1  (actually more like 15 cents since I only used 2 of them)

  • Pillowcase fabric:  $0  (on hand)

  • Embellishment for Eggs:  $0  (on hand)

  • Black Paint:  $0  (on hand)

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15 comments:

Linda said...

I'm lovin' this cute little Easter wreath...those eggs are so cute! Come by and show her off at my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY...hopeto see her there:)

Blessings,
Linda

The Thriftress said...

I have that same DT wreath laying around waiting for a good wreath project! Thanks for sharing.
Sarah

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a great project! You are one crafty and creative gal. Happy Spring!

Holly said...

Your wreath looks fantastic. I adore the eggs...and too clever with the pillow case! Great challenge project!
Holly
504 Main

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

This is really pretty.

Laura said...

This is so pretty. I have the same wreath waiting to be used...now I have some ideas!

I'm featuring a necklace tutorial and giveaway. I'd love it if you stopped by!

Kaysi said...

That looks great!! I love the paper on the eggs, so cute!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love it!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

very cute! I love the eggs! Dropping by from That's so Cheri... Hope to see you at my place!

Delightful Dwelling said...

This is so cute, the eggs are adorable and I love the colors.

Ανεράιδα said...

Hi!
I love your work and I would like to present this beautiful wreath on my blog. Is this ok with you??

Ginger said...

Very cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

This is fabulous! I love the color of blue and the newsprint eggs. Reallt cool!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I love the look of the spraypaint wreath! Very clever. So cute with the newspaper eggs. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

Sana said...

i love the look of this beautiful things. its just wonderful to see how eggs can be made with little effort

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