I totally made that. And it hung on our door for Easter.
Want to know how?
It’s super involved. and I have no pictures of the process.
How long has it been since I nominated myself for worst blogger of the year?
A wire hanger
A bunch of plastic easter eggs (sizes are up to you – I bought different sizes but mainly used the smaller ones) – Make sure you buy eggs that have holes in both ends. This is very important.
A hot glue gun
Plug in that hot glue gun and heat it up! I always hate when I start and forgot to preheat the glue.
Shape your wire hanger into a shape that closes resembles a circle. As closely as possible. It’s important to note that you shouldn’t permanently “undo” the hook. Leave the hook at the top. If you look at the pics above you can see that I used the ‘hook’ to hang the wreath.
You do however want to temporarily untwist the top so that your circle is open. Remember those important holes in each end of the eggs? Thread the wire hanger THROUGH those holes. Mine had a couple holes and so I changed it randomly to use different holes, and to have the eggs face in different directions. (For instance, pointy edge first, then fat end first, blah blah blah).
When you are done threading the eggs on, reattach the loop at the top – you must do this now because it’ll be pretty much impossible at the end. Shoot some hot glue on it for good measure.
Start gluing the eggs on to the ones you threaded. At first, it’s going to move on you. The eggs will rotate. You’ve got to be patient and use a lot of glue. From the back, this thing is a mess, but if you do it right the glue will all be on the door side of the thing and you’ll never be able to tell that you emptied a ridiculous amount of hot glue on it.
Continue gluing eggs to the ones already on the wreath, filling in any “bare” looking spots until you are satisfied. It’s a personal preference thing as to where you think looks like it “needs” an egg.
When you are satisfied, cover any place that you can FROM THE BACK with hot glue. When I did mine, I added the eggs from the front, which is most likely what you will be doing. So for this step, gently flip it over then load up the cracks with the hot glue from the back. Better to have more than less – so long as its not that noticeable from the front.
Let the glue dry completely (see your glue for guidance on this) and then attach a ribbon if thats your thing. I recommend a ribbon at the top to hide that hook.
On Sunday, I took Kevin to his first regular season NFL game. We bought the tickets before the season started, so it was before we realized it’d be two teams out of the playoffs. But we still had a great time! (I didn’t know the Steelers could not be in the playoffs?? how is that possible? ugh.) I am bummed because these circumstances means Kev still didn’t get the complete experience as the stadium was half empty and mostly quiet. My favorite part about going to games is how loud it is and how the crowd overcomes you. But any game I get to go to feels like the super bowl to me.. so it was still an amazing time!
I am writing this post in advance so it is sure to go up, but if all goes well yesterday we should have attended Kevin’s first ever Steelers game! I just want to take the time to wish everybody a safe and happy new year. Have a wonderful time out there tonight, to everybody near and far. Cheers to you and to 2013.
Back here, I remarked that a certain loved father-in-law of mine promised me he’d help us oust the blocked in windows that are to either side of our fireplace.
The man came through.
Way more beautifully than anybody could have hoped. That’s not to say we had low expectations of him, that’s to say he does beautiful work.
In Laws revealing the windows
Windows boxed up so we can paint the trim.
So I know these have Christmas decorations in them so it sort of distorts it. BUT… Its tradition that I put my tree up on Black Friday while the rest of the Country is out pulling each other’s hair out and generally forgetting the values of the day before. So I had to do it. I hate breaking tradition.
But regardless…. HOW AMAZING DO THOSE WINDOWS LOOK?
Thanks again to my in laws… they are endless and incredible help! Looks so amazing.