Easter this year is in early April (on the 4th). I love the holiday since it’s around my birthday. And it’s when all things pastel are considered acceptable decor! Which I love to embrace! For our front door, I decided to make a rainbow Easter egg wreath. I thought I’d show you how in case you want to make this too.
how to make a rainbow Easter egg wreath
pastel rainbow paint colors
Before I start the tutorial, I wanted to share the paint colors I found. I love the colors I used on my rainbow stairs, so I thought I’d match those colors to craft paint at Micheal’s.
I’ve been asked to find craft paint in similar colors to my stairs, so I hope this is helpful! I brought my paint chips and tried to find the closest match.
Here’s what I ended up with-
Now you can go to Micheal’s (or make an online order) and get these exact colors! Easy peasy!
Here are the supplies for the rainbow Easter egg wreath-
- ballet pink
- conch shell
- cotton candy
- Light buttermilk
- Light Sage
- Sea Glass
- Pistachio Mint
- Robins Egg Blue
- Ocean View
- Whispering Turquoise
- Pool Noodle
- 3 Sheets Green Felt
- 36 Plastic Eggs
- 1 Bunch Daffodils
Start by painting all the eggs in the paint colors listed above. I did a total of 36 eggs, but 6-12 more would have been better.
Each egg needed 2-3 coats of paint for full coverage. I painted 12 eggs at once (4 different colors). For drying, I put pins and tooth picks into a piece of cardboard. The pins worked better. They helped the air circulate and kept cardboard from sticking to the wet paint.
After 12 eggs were fully painted, I washed out my brushes and started on the next 4 colors. Here’s how all the painted eggs look together-
Love! I do wish there was more contrast with the last two blues, but other than that, I 100% recommend these colors.
Next, I needed to make a wreath. I didn’t buy one at the shop, so I tried to make do with what I had on hand. And that happened to be a pool noodle! A wire hanger or a bike wheel would have worked too. Thank you to my Instagram readers for helping me brainstorm this!
I cut a few inches off the pool noodle, and then used packing tape to close the loop and make it a wreath form.
Then I used green felt to cover the pool noodle. A hot glue gun helped attach the felt to the foam of the noodle. I didn’t want the yellow showing through on the wreath.
To create my own hanger for the wreath, I wrapped the pool noodle in floral wire and created a loop.
And now, it’s time to hot glue the eggs onto the wreath. The hardest part with this step is spacing them out evenly on the wreath. What worked best for me was to divide the wreath in half and made sure I used half the eggs on the top half of the wreath.
To be honest, I got the spacing wrong a few times and just ripped the egg off the felt and started over again.
The pool noodle wreath form is bigger than what I was planning on, so I used some filler to make the wreath look full. I cut up daffodils (which I was planning).
Next, I also added a grosgrain pink ribbon. I also glued on wood balls in open spaces. They blend in nicely on the wreath and give it some texture and warmth.
And here’s how this sweet wreath turned out! I really love it. Daffodils are one of the first bloomers in the spring so they feel so hopeful to me. Which goes nicely with the rainbow wreath!
I love how the egg wreath coordinates with the rainbow doormat.
And the bow is a nice soft detail. If I could do this project again, I’d buy 6-12 smaller eggs for a fuller look, but I still love it and don’t think it looks too skimpy.
alternative way to make this wreath
Last year I made this same wreath, but I lost it- did it accidentally get thrown away or donated?! The big difference is I used a pre made egg wreath like the one below.
I ended up cutting off the extra grape vine so I could paint it.
I hand mixed colors and had to re paint the ones that didn’t quite turn out the first time. But, I think you could use the colors I listed above so there’d be less mixing. Here’s the pros and cons to this way of making it-
- Its pre made. That saves time
- It also saves money. The supplies of a grape vine wreath form and eggs would cost more than the pre-made egg wreath.
- its hard and annoying to paint all sides of the eggs when they’re connected to the wreath. Especially when the eggs are touching.
- Getting the gradient on the wreath is a little tricky. If you mess up, you have to repaint a bunch of eggs.
Anyway, I love both! Which one do you like more? If you were to make this, which version would you do? Also, side note, Target makes a super similar version of the rainbow Easter egg wreath this year. I like to think they were inspired by me ;). This one is $15 and pretty adorable.
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