Posts Tagged ‘Spring’

Jute & Twine Wrapped Easter Eggs

If you’ve had a winter like us here in Maryland, you are awaiting the arrival of Spring with bated breath. Although the outdoors may not reflect Spring weather quite yet, there’s no reason your indoors can’t begin showcasing some warmth and happiness.

When it comes to decorating for the Spring & Easter, I like to bring the outside in—which means green & natural with a smidge of rustic. Some jute and twine wrapped eggs were a good craft to kick off my spring decorating.

Jute Wrapped Easter Egg

What you need:

  • Plastic Easter Eggs
  • Twine
  • Jute
  • Hot Glue Gun

Step 1:

Gather your eggs. I bought 2 sizes of the plastic eggs because I wanted a bit of variety. I found my eggs at Hobby Lobby for $1.00 —score! I decided to place a dab of hot glue where the 2 egg halves come together to seal it closed. I wasn’t sure if the egg would pop open as I was wrapping, and didn’t want to deal with that possible disaster.Easter Eggs

Step 2:

Warm up your glue gun, find some filler TV show, and get to wrapping. I chose to start wrapping the jute at the base/bigger end of my eggs. I found it helpful to wind a bit of the jute/twine and then glue it to the base. Glue and wrap on repeat until the entire egg is covered. I was able to get 3 eggs done before an hour TV show came to an end.

Jute Wrapped Eggs

Here’s something to consider: The jute eggs went much faster than the twine eggs. I only had very thin twine on hand, so it took a bit longer to work with in order to ensure that it was wrapped tightly (no gaps) around the egg. I do enjoy the look of both textures, but in the future I might go with a heavier twine!

Here they are, all ready to find a home somewhere in my house:

Jute Wrapped Easter Egg

                                 I really like them! It’s a nice change from the bright colored eggs                                     that everyone else seems to have.

Boxwood Bunny Wreath


Boxwood Bunny Wreath

 You all know how I love a fast and easy craft, right? Well,  this Boxwood Bunny Wreath is not. Maybe I am being a little overly dramatic. It’s not incredibly difficult, but it is not remarkably fast.  This is definitely not like the Burlap Bubble Wreath, which took all of 15 minutes. Nope, this little bunny required a little more time. You are going to have to devote ONE WHOLE HOUR to this little Spring cutie. I know, right. One whole hour. Ain’t nobody got time for that…  

Just kidding. Everyone has time for this Boxwood Bunny Wreath because it’s cute and cheap. If my crafts aren’t going to be quick and easy, they better at least be cheap. Apparently, my ideal crafts are floozies. Yup, I just personified my crafts. Things just got weird.

 What you’ll need:

- Three Wire Hangers

- Greenery- mine were from Joann’s (thanks, Carrie!)- 3 bunches

I wanted boxwood greenery, but I couldn’t find any. I guess if you want to get technical, this isn’t a boxwood bunny wreath, technically. But, Honey Badger Grace don’t care (I’m full of timely–read: not timely– virile video allusions today, aren’t I?)

Boxwood Bunny Wreath

-Floral Wire

-Burlap Ribbon ( you know I had to feed my burlap addiction) or any other ribbon you like

-Wire cutters


What you’ll do:

 - Shape the bunny’s body.

I shaped my bunny’s body by using two pots. I cut the hook off of the hanger and twisted it around two different sized bowls. For those who like precise measurements, my bunny’s head has a 6 inch diameter and the body is about 8. You will use the pliers to secure the circles.

Boxwood Bunny Shape

-Shape the ears

For the ears, I found that the shoulders of the hanger make perfect bunny ears, so I made four cuts on that hanger. This was my least favorite part of securing the ears to the head. I just used some brute force to get it done.

-Take apart the greens, so you have little sprigs.

I just cut the sprigs off the stem, which was easy since the sprigs were made of plastic and not wire.

Boxwood Bunny

-Tie/wrap the sprigs on the bunny form with your floral wire. 

I made my sprigs go in the same direction. I also found it easiest to cut a long piece of floral wire and just start wrapping the wiring around the sprigs. Nothing scientific. It was definitely a learning curve here. This is your longest step. You’ll need to finesse the leaves in case your wire holds all the leaves down.

-Put a bow on it.

- Hang it.

I broke it down for you with a series of pictures.

Boxwood Bunny Wreath

Boxwood Bunny Wreath


I think she’s pretty cute even though it wasn’t the quickest craft I’ve ever whipped up.

Boxwood Bunny Wreath

 Hippity Hoppity Easter’s on its way!

Easy Twine Wrapped Carrots

Easy Twine Wrapped Carrots

I made an easy update to my Burlap wreath with some easy twine wrapped carrots. Remember that Easy Burlap Bubble Wreath, I made for Valentine’s day? Go ahead. Check it out. I’ll wait here.

Okay, so I took out the hearts and the lovebirds, and decided to update this wreath with something more Spring appropriate.

This time, instead of going with glitter, I wanted my wreath’s accessory (Yup, my wreaths have accessories because they are fancy like that) to be rustic like the burlap.

I decided to make some easy twine wrapped carrots. Kind of like these  yarn wrapped carrots.

I whipped up three carrots in no time. Another easy craft from Grace. Who’s keeping the tally for my easy crafts? Maybe I should start more challenging crafts…

What you’ll need:

-Jute like this

-Orange Craft Paint

-A foam brush

-Hot glue

-Greenery for the top of the carrot (I used Onion grass like this one)

-An old magazine


What you’ll do:

- Take a couple of pages from the magazine and roll it into a cone.

twine wrapped carrotstwine wrapped carrots tutorial

- Keep rolling pages until you have a carrot size that you like.

- Cut your greenery and shove it in the top and down the center of the magazine carrot

- Glue the beginning of the jute/twine to the magazine carrot and start wrapping it around the carrot form (tip: do not try to be perfect. Just wrap the twine haphazardly. I like to wrap all over the place. For two reasons. 1. I think it looks organic and 2. It’s easy, and you all know how I feel about ease).

Twine Carrots

Just wrapping the twine. Excuse the mess, I whipped up these three carrots, two moss bunnies during our last Craft Night, so there was a lot going on. When is there not a lot going on?

Twine Carrots

In case you needed another picture of me wrapping my carrots.

- Tuck the end of the jute/twine under what you have already wrapped. If you want, glue the tail end down.

- Paint your carrot with craft paint (tip: I added a little water to my paint, and just blotted the paint onto the carrot).

easy twine wrapped carrots tutorial- Attach the carrots onto your burlap bubble wreath (I used green floral wire to attach my carrots) for a cute Spring update or wherever your heart desires.

Twine Carrots

You can barely see the floral wire.


An easy update to an easy wreath!

Twine Carrot Bubble Wreath

This extreme closeup reveals the blue poster gum I use on the back of my wreaths, so they don’t slide when opening and closing the door.

Easy twined wrapped carrotsTwine Carrot Bubble Wreatheasy twine wrapped carrots

What updates do you have in store for your Burlap Bubble wreath? The possibilities are endless. Anyone securing a bird’s nest with Robbin’s eggs on theirs?

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