Here ya' go!! This project is perfectly easy for both sighted and blind chicks (and dudes, of course, we don't discriminate around here). The eggs have a tiny plastic blip that I oriented toward the back of the wreath with each egg--easy point of reference by touch. The wreath foundation is totally tactile and will guide where you decide to place your eggs. I didn't follow a pattern at all, in fact, contrary to my
Alright, here ya' go.....
- Wreath form: I found this one at Target in the Dollar Spot, woot $1.00
- Regular Plastic Eggs & Mini Plastic Eggs: I got both of mine at Dollar Tree--I chose them in the same color palette as they had bright sets and pastel sets--this is the bright set
- Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
I began by simply tying the ribbon on to the wreath form, it's made of reeds so I was able to slide the ribbon through it about three inches apart so that it will hang nicely. I made sure to hold the ribbon at the top point after typing the left side and moving on to tie the right side. I double knotted each and trimmed the excess ribbon. The ribbon I used was in my craft closet but it ended up being a closely coordinating green color!
|Photo Description: Empty white reed wreath form with green |
ribbon tied at the top left and right sides
Just start gluing those eggs on!! I glued the large ones on first--the only "intentional" thing I did was to try vary the egg color rather than have two like-colors next to one another. This is where an app or borrowing sight may come in handy! I began with each egg by placing a tiny drop of glue on the inside of the egg to hopefully keep it from opening as I'm working with it or once it's on the wreath. Half the time I didn't have to squeeze the glue gun at all to do that as there was a tiny bit of hot glue on the tip of the gun. I touched it to the inside of the egg and closed the egg. I'd say this step is entirely optional. Then I placed glue on the form where I was going to place the egg and on the back or sides of the egg accordingly. As I got further into the project, I glued just the egg I was placing based on what parts would touch other eggs or the wreath form and then I stuck it on--went a little faster. I held the egg steady for a few seconds and on some of them gently blew on the glued area to cool the cool. I did have to add a drop of glue occasionally, often to the egg next to the one I was placing if they touched one another--the drop of glue gave a bit more support to keep it in place.
|Wreath after adding first six eggs: pink, yellow, blue, orange, green, and purple.|
How did I NOT see rainbow potential in this?!?!
|Wreath with 17 eggs: They seem to begin forming groups of 3-4 eggs.|
|Wreath after beginning to add mini-eggs|
|Wreath hanging from cabinet--still a fair amount to go!|
|All finished and outside ready for Spring!|
If you try this project--enjoy!!! And come back with a photo of your wreath!! I would love to see them! The kiddos will love this project too but this time, it's just me.... :)
Have fun Crafting!