A couple of weeks ago, five women agreed to a challenge: to create an Easter wreath using items from the dollar store, thrift shop and/or things we already had at home with a budget of $10.
Check out what our creative team came up with!
I love how Liz completely transforms a piece she found at the Salvation Army: a 1970’s painted wood plaque. She found a wooden carrot at the same location.
She sawed a foam rabbit in half and painted it with Annie Sloan chalk paint. She painted the plaque in chalk paint too, glued the rabbit and carrot in position, and stamped her greeting with none other then … chalk paint, of course! She hung the completed project with ribbon.
Liz spent a total of $8.98 on her Easter wreath. It’s beautiful, Liz!
Sara had most of her items already on hand: eggs, rabbit mold and multi-colored grass. She bought a package of glitter eggs and the foam wreath at the dollar store, spending a whopping $3 and some change. She’s got an awesome video tutorial on how to make it. Check it out here!
Deb is a thrift shop savant. Seriously. She frequents several of them on a weekly basis, in search of whatever it is she needs. It’s the thrill of the hunt, she says.
She made her project with a wreath she had at home. She found some pails and eggs at the Salvation Army and bought a few sparkly eggs at the dollar store. She spent less than $5.
There is a lot of fun happening in this one. I love how Amanda used reclaimed wood to create the frame for her wreath and thank you cards to matte her letters.
The eggs on the corner were purchased for $3 at a thrift shop. Amanda used the ribbon from the eggs to hang her Happy Easter message. She wrote Easter on paper eggs she purchased for $2 and hung them from painted clothespins. Total project cost: $5.
Annie Sloan Chalk Painted Easter Egg Wreath
I bought one package of eggs at the dollar store and four packages of gypsy moss. I had a foam wreath, clay, chalk paint, dark wax and gold spray paint at home. Total cost: $5 and change.
Here are all five:
Chalk Painted Easter Egg Wreath
- Foam Wreath
- Gypsy Moss (I used four bags)
- Glue Gun + Glue Sticks
- Plastic Eggs (30-50, depending on the size of your wreath and the fullness of the look you prefer)
- 5 pounds of Air Drying Clay
- Chalk Paint
- Gold Paint
- Paint Brushes
Using a glue gun, glue gypsy moss around your wreath.
Wrap plastic eggs in an air drying clay and let them dry overnight.
Paint dried eggs with Annie Sloan chalk paint. I used Duck Egg Blue and Pure White. I mixed acrylic orange and red in Pure White until I got the coral color I liked.
Dust the eggs in Annie Sloan dark wax.
I only had gold spray paint at home. So I sprayed some in a cup, dipped the paint brush in and flicked it at the eggs to achieve a speckled look.
Glue eggs directly to the styrofoam, not on the gypsy moss. Just move the moss out of the way to get to the styrofoam. I used a combination of Goop and the hot glue gun to adhere the eggs to the styrofoam.
Wah-lah! Use ribbon or wire to hang your wreath.