It has been quite a while since I made some décor for our front door. I’ve been sitting on an Easter wreath idea since the beginning of February. And I am so excited about how it turned out! It was also super fast and easy to make. Plus, it gives a simple reminder about what this season is about. Have you ever read that Easter is not about the bunny, it’s about the lamb?
I remember reading that a few years ago and for some reason (possibly when my surgery was scheduled) it popped into my head again. So I started looking at ideas for an Easter wreath and I just wanted something simple that represented that message. My eyes also fell on the remaining leaves and stems from silk flowers I’ve used for various projects. I remembered seeing a lovely magnolia leaf wreath online somewhere and thought I could make my own with my leftover hydrangea leaves.
I then searched for the perfect cross at Hobby Lobby. It was actually harder to find than I thought because I needed a cross that was really light to attach to the wreath. Eventually I found the perfect one.
To make the wreath, I started by separating all the leaves from the stems. I had a lot of leaves but still ended up using all of the big ones pictured. After the leaves were free, I realized they wouldn’t attach as well as I thought to the wire wreath form I planned to use. A quick wrapping of painters tape made the perfect surface to hot glue them into place!
After I had all the leaves glued on, I glued the cross on and hung it up on our door. I am still on crutches so I didn’t venture too far out to take pictures. I think the message is better received up close anyway.
If you are not as crafty, it would be very easy to buy a leaf wreath (they are everywhere right now) and attach a cross to that.