Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Stacey from Icing on the Cake! {Blog Anniversary Celebration!}


This week Fireflies and Jellybeans is turning 1 year old! Who wants to work on their Birthday? Not me! So, I have lined up some GREAT guest posts and some FABULOUS giveaways for this week!

Today we are welcoming Stacey from Icing on the Cake
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Hop, Hop, Hoppy Easter everyone! I wanted to share my lastest Easter wreath! I wanted to create a very colorful egg with an Easter Bunny "holding" the egg from behind, and here is the finished product!!



I love all the bright colors against our dark door! It was so easy to make. Here are the items you will need to complete this wreath:
Egg shaped styrofoam (I couldn't find one, so I bought just a rectangle and cut it into the egg shape)
Different colored fabrics
Fuzzy fabric for the rabbit's hands
Elmer's glue
Pencil
Ribbon
Headband Rabbit Ears (I got mine at the grocery store for $1.99)
Needle and thread to sew on the ears and hands



The first thing that I did was to cut out the egg shape from the rectangular shaped styrofoam using a serrated knife. Don't worry if it's not completely perfect, because the fabric should hide any imperfections.

Next I cut a slit into the styrofoam and put the ribbon that I was going to use to hang it with through the slit. I added a few more slits with ribbon for the ears and hands (that way I'd have something to sew it on with).

I then mapped out the different colors and patterns that I wanted for the egg. I decided on stripes and circles.


I cut all the fabric into 2" X 2" squares and then wrapped each piece around a pencil, dabbed it in glue and then added it to the styrofoam. For the ears, I cut them from the headband and then sewed them to the ribbon that I had attached to the styrofoam. I also tied a bow with some different ribbon, attached a note saying "Hoppy Easter" that I printed from the computer, and glued it onto the egg. Finally, I cut out some hand shapes from the fuzzy fabric and glued them on as well!


And, that's it!! Happy Easter Everyone!!

4 comments :

fawnda said...

What a fun Easter wreath! Very Hoppy! : )

Kelli said...

I am SO glad you hosted the Felt House-A-Long! It would still just be a gleam in my eye otherwise. ;) Please check out my blog for a little bit of sunshine I've sent your way!

julie said...

What a really cute idea. Easter is such a beautiful time of the year. Have a great one. Come by and visit...julie

Ginger said...

Feel free to link this up on Mad Skills Monday! Super cute!

http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/search/label/Mad%20Skills%20Party

Ginger
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