DIY Shabby Chic Easter Wreath

I fancied making something to celebrate Easter but couldn’t really justify spending lots of money on it. Then I remembered that I still had my wreath from Christmas and hurrah! A plan was formed.

DIY thrifty easter wreathWhat with being a bit thrifty and trying to use things I already owned this shabby chic Easter wreath cost me about two quid. Here’s how you can make one too.

You will need:

One pre-made wreath. Mine was kindly given by my friend Louise, she bought them originally on eBay though. You can also buy polystyrene ones in fabric shops and if you’re a bit careful you can use them again and again!

Some fabric. I found some pale blue fabric that I’d obviously bought with a plan in mind, however it has since been sitting at the bottom of my wardrobe so this was a good excuse to make room for some more.

Some ribbon. I used 3 meters of green ribbon that I bought in W H Smiths for 79p (and they had some cute Easter ones there too) and a chevron one that was free with this months Mollie Makes magazine.

Foam eggs. About £1.30 from Wilkinsons.

No More Nails glue, fabric scissors and selotape. All from the big Crafts on Sea draw of Usefull Stuff.

Here’s what to do:

Cut your fabric into strips about 5-10cm wide. Secure one end to the back of your wreath with selotape, wind the fabric round the wreath securing the ends with more selotape when needed at the back. I used about 5 strips of fabric. Don’t worry about slightly frayed edges, that’s why it’s shabby chic!

Once you have covered all of your wreath, attach the ribbon at the back with selotape and again wind around. You may wish to note at this point that ribbon does not go far! I had originally planned to wrap the whole thing in the green ribbon but what you can see in the picture is the whole three meters. Eek!

Attach foam eggs using no more nails glue.

Et voila! One shabby chic Easter wreath complete. All you need now are your chocolate eggs!

If you’re looking for more inspiration, I’ve made a board on Pinterest of gorgeous Easter wreaths that I’ve been looking at, do come and take a look.


  1. 17th March 2013 / 8:24 pm

    Brilliant! So simple, but so effective. Love it.

    • Kate
      18th March 2013 / 1:06 pm

      Cheers 😀

  2. 17th March 2013 / 9:06 pm

    very nice inspiring idea. thanks for sharing 🙂
    i do recognize the chevron ribbon from MM 🙂 mine will end up on some chevron/zig zag cards 😉

    • Kate
      18th March 2013 / 1:05 pm

      Gotta love a MM freebie ;o)

  3. 18th March 2013 / 7:23 am

    Great idea 🙂 and so satisfying to use things you already have around!

    • Kate
      18th March 2013 / 1:05 pm

      Yes, helps justify earlier spends!!

  4. 18th March 2013 / 9:59 am

    Lovely idea – and I love its simplicity and effectiveness.

    • Kate
      18th March 2013 / 1:05 pm

      Ah, thank you!!

  5. 18th March 2013 / 1:48 pm

    Lovely Spring colours. I recognised the ribbon too- mine ended up on my daughter’s friend’s birthday present!

    • Kate
      18th March 2013 / 7:52 pm

      It is a nice ribbon isn’t it 🙂

  6. 18th March 2013 / 4:47 pm

    This is a lovely idea. I really like the chevron ribbon you have used. The colours are gorgeous. I love that you have a great eye for bargains too! Hope you have a great week. 🙂

    • Kate
      18th March 2013 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you x

  7. 18th March 2013 / 9:07 pm

    That is really rather fabulous!

    • Kate
      20th March 2013 / 7:52 pm

      Cheers m’dear!

    • Kate
      20th March 2013 / 7:52 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  8. 19th March 2013 / 9:00 am

    Your Easter wreath is really lovely – very pretty colours. Hope you have a good week.

  9. 19th March 2013 / 4:21 pm

    Lovely spring colours! Lets hope we have some lovely spring weather

  10. 21st March 2013 / 12:06 pm

    Ohhh what a striking wreath 🙂 Love it and thanks for sharing how you did it. Simmi x

  11. 26th March 2013 / 3:51 pm

    Ooo now that is pretty! Maybe I might get crafty with Scamp…. 😉

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