I loved looking at pictures at fun backsplashes behind ovens. Something beautiful to stare at while cooking. I wanted that. I didn’t want to rip out my backsplash though and spend money on a non-essential on a kitchen reno that has gone on months longer than expected.
So I came up with my own clever idea… or well I think it’s clever. Toot toot on that own horn.
(I wish I could figure out how to make that slideshow go faster… but I can’t I am sorry. BOO ME)
For those interested, thats a photo I found online of where my husband proposed. So it’s both a really beautiful photo and a really great memory all in one.
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.