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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Kids Activities: Easter Egg Wreath From a Placemat. Dolce & Gabbana Inspired ;)

our DIY Easter wreath: glitter applied by my kids,  rhinestones hot glued by me
Though it's way too early for Easter, I ran out of craft ideas over the Spring Break and decided to make this Easter Egg wreath with my kids.  They loved working with gold glitter.  Who wouldn't?!

Last year we made a St. Patrick's door hanger out of a placemat, so I thought we'd do the same for Easter this year.

What we used:
Egg shaped ornate placemat - JoAnns Easter section
Jumbo gold glitter - JoAnns
Mod-Podge or any craft glue
brush and disposable mixing container
Mod-Podge Clear Acrylic Sealant Spray
Rhinestones, pearls, glitter glue or glitter paint
Yarn, cord or string  for hanging 
Fancy ribbon for a bow (optional)
Hot glue gun

In a container mix glitter and Mod-Podge.  Paint the placemat with glitter and glue mixture.  Let it dry and cover with another coat of glitter+glue mixture.  Spray with Clear Acrylic Sealant.  The weather was warm, and we did this craft outside.  Warning: Mod-Podge Acrylic Spray stinks!

Nina at work

Cordell making sure Louie does not eat all the glitter :)
our DIY wreath without rhinestones
As you can see from the above picture, our wreath was actually inspired by Jack and the Beanstock's golden egg (wishing we had a golden egg laying hen as a pet).  But I kept looking at it and kept thinking Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2011 ;)

Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2011, source
With my kids' permission, I hotglued rhinestones and pearls, decorated with gold glitter glue around the rhinestones and attached a fancy bow (optional).  This is what it looks like now. 


Also, last week we tried stamping with handmade foam shapes using glue+glitter mixture to decorate our Leprechaun trap. Sadly, Leprechaun got away, AGAIN :(

our Leprechaun trap spray-painted gold and decorated with green glitter
For more printing with glitter+glue ideas see The Artful Parent's post here.
Edit: woops! I guess this is technically not a wreath but a door hanger. 
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3 comments:

  1. What a beautiful inspiration for kids !!! It's wonderful !!!
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  3. other than christmas and halloween, we don't really decorate. you certainly inspire me to do so for other holidays!

    [oomph.]

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