Recent news events relating to COVID-19 and self-isolation have made the world seem a chaotic and unsettling place right now, so if you're looking for an outlet to calm anxiety, still your thoughts and flex your creativity, then this simple Spring wreath is a great way to celebrate the turn in the seasons and is a lovely way to decorate your home.
You will need:
Easter egg decorations
Paint or spray paint in neutral shades. I used left over Farrow and Ball tester pots in Cromarty, Worsted, Downpipe
Flowers - I used pussy willow and gypsophelia (Baby's Breath)
Gardener's twine, string or ribbon - whatever you have to hand
Feathers or other foraged items - you could forage the flowers instead
How to decorate the eggs:
My Easter egg decorations had hanging loops on them, so if yours are the same, remove the hanging loops from all the eggs and pack the hole at the end with a small amount of blue tack.
1. Paint or spray paint the eggs with your paint of choice and set aside to dry. It took me three coats of paint to completely cover my eggs.
2. To create the speckled effect on the eggs, I used an old toothbrush to flick Farrow and Ball's Downpipe on to a large piece of cardboard and then I gently rolled the eggs over the flecks of paint and left them to dry.
How to make the wreath
1. Position the decorated eggs on to the twig wreath. When you're happy with the placement, secure them in place using a hot glue gun.
2. Cut small lengths of pussy willow and gypsophila then tuck the sprigs into the wreath at strategic points.
3. Just keep moving the wreath around and tucking the flowers and feathers into it, building up the layers until you're happy with it.
4. Decide where the top of your wreath is and tie on a short length of twine, string or ribbon as a hanging loop.
5. Hang up your wreath, stand back and admire it!
6. Share your wreath photos with me using the hashtag #pocketsofcosy.