Spring Grass Easter Wreath–Guest Tutorial

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Hello CSI Project readers! My name is Courtney and I blog over at A Diamond in the Stuff. It’s really exciting and such an honor to be guest posting here!!!

 
Today I’m going to share my Spring Grass Wreath with you guys today! After all, what is Spring without a beautiful wreath to adorn your door?
 

I started out with a square of grass from Hobby Lobby.
I cut out the middle section, making a grass "frame".
Next I grabbed a couple bags of plastic eggs, also from Hobby Lobby.
I opened them all up and placed them on my "painting board". Nice huh? They all got a good coat of primer and half were painted cream with the other half getting painted light blue.
The eggs needed some speckles so I mixed up some brown paint and water. Using a paint brush I "flicked" the paint over the painted eggs.
I glued all the finished eggs to the grass wreath, alternating colors as I went. Trying to be "random" is sometimes hard for me; I can be a little OCD when it comes to my projects.
I added a nest to the corner and placed one of the speckled blue eggs inside. A painted butterfly is sitting perched on the side of the nest.
As you can see, I took a picture frame and painted it the same blue as the eggs. I hung the grass wreath to the blue frame with a bit of muslin tied off in a bow.
So there you have it, my new Spring wreath! It reminds me of an Easter egg hunt.
A BIG thanks to the lovely CSI girls for giving me the chance to post over here today. Please stop by over at A Diamond in the Stuff sometime and say hello!
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33 Comments
  1. Reply
    angie March 16, 2011 at 8:03 am

    this is by far the cutest easter wreath i have seen. i LOVE it!

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    Jen March 16, 2011 at 8:27 am

    i can’t believe those are just plastic eggs! I’m definitely going to try this one– thanks for the great idea and beautiful step by step photos!

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    Jo-Anna March 16, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Very very pretty!
    Jo-Anna

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    Tracy March 16, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Adorable wreath. My favorite part is the grass. So smart to cut it and make it in a frame shape.

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    Kristy Swain March 16, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Very pretty. Love the grass.

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    Holly March 16, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Love it!

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    June @ I will craft..... March 16, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    I love the look of this. I think I need to find me some grass and make a similiar one for myself!

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    Kelley March 16, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    So cute! I love how fresh and green it looks =)

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    Paula @ JC's Loft March 16, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    So cute! Love that you used cheap plastic eggs and made them look fancy!!

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    Rose March 16, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    And I thought that I liked the nest and egg specimen project best. Now I’m torn! This is so pretty!!!

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    Kassi @ Truly Lovely March 16, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    What a fun wreath! I’ve never seen one using a square of grass before! SO neat!! 🙂

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    Melany March 16, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Loved this so much I went right to Hobby Lobby but I couldn’t find the grass. I talked to the lady in the floral dept and she had no idea what I was talking about. I looked in the Easter section, too. 🙁 Have you seen the grass anywhere else?

    Great job, Jen–it’s just too cute!

  13. Reply
    Courtney March 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    @ Melany- It was in the seasonal/Easter area. If you can’t find one in your local store you can order online. Here it is online:

    http://shop.hobbylobby.com/products/plastic-grass-square/?bestseller=y&DepartmentId=7696

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    Melany March 16, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Thanks for the info, Courtney! (and sorry I called you Jen–I had just scrolled up above the comments for a name and didn’t go all the way to the top!) 🙂

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    Posh Girl Couture March 16, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Cute. super easy 🙂

    LOVE your blog!! xoxo

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    Chequita March 16, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Soooooo adorable!!! LOVE it!

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    Miss Char March 16, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    This is a beautiful wreath, I love the painted blue frame as the backdrop. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Jill March 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    very cute!!

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    bethany March 17, 2011 at 12:27 am

    super cute!!! p.s. i thought i was the only one that had difficulty with random. i think you did a good job. 🙂

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    Shan @ Family Brings Joy March 17, 2011 at 12:27 am

    This is exactly why I love to get home ideas from bloggers! Plus I have always wondered how to make those speckled eggs! Last time I tried doing eggs that way they turned out just horrible. Really super cute! Thanks bunches!

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    Jordan - Polkadot Prints March 17, 2011 at 3:02 am

    You just made plastic eggs look great! Love this tutorial, great work!

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    Simone March 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    So pretty. Well done.

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    alina March 10, 2012 at 10:28 am

    I clicked on the link Courtney mentioned but it;s not there anymore. I also went online to Hobby Lobby and it’s not there. Anyone else have a site or location? live in NJ, but De is close to me , also. Really love it. I have the frame, the eggs- just waiting for the grass.

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    Terry March 13, 2012 at 8:02 am

    This is super cute. I had to laugh when you said you don’t do random well. I don’t either – it’s tricky sometimes, but your wreath looks great.

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    lindalou March 30, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I think this might be my favorite Spring Wreath. I just love it.

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    trinadh reddy August 21, 2012 at 1:52 am

    Nice

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