I decided to reuse the base of the wreath that I used in my Shamrock tutorial to create an Easter version. Since I had hot glued the canvas shamrocks with just a touch of glue, I was able to pop them back off of the wreath. You can find out how to decorate the base of the wreath here.
Here are the supplies that I used to make the Easter eggs:
- Primed canvas
- Acrylic paints in the bright colors of your choice + White
- Brush, water container, paper towels
- Spray glitter
- Hot glue gun
A couple hints before we get started. You will be working on top of wet paint and rather quickly, cleaning your brush constantly to keep the colors from getting muddy. Keep clean water and some paper towels handy. Also, work in small sections at a time so as to not get overwhelmed.
The first step is to pick up a good amount of white paint and add it to a section of the canvas. Clean your brush and add one of the colors from your palette into a section of the white paint. Clean your brush again. Add a different color next to the first in the wet white paint. Clean your brush! Use the clean brush to blend the edges of the two colors together, wiping the brush on a paper towel often to keep it from muddying the colors too much. Add more white paint and continue to add the colors of your choice. Just remember to clean your brush often. Can you tell this is an important step? Lol!!
Once my canvas was dry, I sprayed it with a glitter spray. Now, I used a spray I had left over from Halloween that I got at the party store for hair and body. However, you can use any glitter spray that they sell at the craft stores or even brush on a coat of glitter Mod Podge. Or skip the glitter altogether. However, I love the sparkle and will add glitter to whatever I can!
Trace the egg shapes onto the canvas and cut them out. You can download the pattern here.
I then hot glued all of the eggs into the wreath, covering up any open areas that were left when I popped off all the shamrocks. Remember, if you just use a dab of glue to hold the canvas eggs in place, you will be able to easily pop them off and replace them with a different shape to celebrate a new holiday.
I guess I will have to think of a new shape for the Spring! Any suggestions? What would you add to your wreath? Find more ways I used this wreath base here!
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