While you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day today, I’m already getting a jump on Easter!
My family is still testing the waters with traditions out here in California. We usually cook up brunch and dye Easter eggs, with our main event being a silly Easter egg hunt carried on from my childhood. And this isn’t just a kid’s thing – last year the baby slept while my husband got his very own go at it! I stuffed plastic eggs with fill-in-the-blank clues that took him on a wild goose chase around the house, finding a trinket or some candy at each stop. His last clue lead to his Easter basket! You can bet your money that I’ll be participating in that tradition for the rest of my days.
Ty’s Easter basket is stuffed already with candy. I got him a little bit of everything: Easter M&M’s White Strawberry Shortcake (you guys need to try these and quickly, they’re a special release only at Target for a limited time), Easter DOVE Peanut Butter Eggs, DOVE Milk Chocolate Bunny, Starburst Sweet & Sour Jellybeans (Tyler’s favorite), Starburst Jellybeans, and Starburst Eggs. I also tossed in a ping-pong paddles and some egg sidewalk chalk for good measure.
I’ve been decorating the downstairs and realized that my front door was looking pretty empty. After digging around in several stores and not finding any cute wreaths, I threw in the towel and decided to make my own!
Here are the supplies that you’ll need to get started:
- 12″ white styrofoam wreath
- coffee filters (between 350-400 count)
- hot glue gun
- hot glue sticks
- magic marker
Now follow these steps:
- Gather all supplies. I have pictured a couple ideas for embellishments – glitter Easter eggs or wooden flowers (these are from the Target Dollar Spot).
- Wrap a coffee filter around the magic marker. This helps give shape to the filter.
- Remove filter from marker and trim filter to preferred size. I like mine shorter so as to give the wreath a more tailored effect.
- Place marker back inside filter once trimmed and add hot glue to the side of the filter touching the marker.
- Attach to wreath ring starting on the inside of the wreath. Repeat until wreath is fully covered.
Pro tip: get all of your filters folded and trimmed at once and then glue them on at the same time. It makes this wreath DIY go a lot faster this way!
And here’s a picture of the candy aisle to taunt you with. If you’re nearby to a Target Super Store, they’ll be having a sampling event on March 20th. You’re welcome.