There's something about a feather boa that instantly makes one giddy. Compose a whimsical wreath using white feather boas and Easter eggs to add a trendy touch to your Easter decor.
Add a touch of Easter cheer to your home with this fun and furry craft! This wreath is perfect for the hostess that likes to add a youthful look to her decor while still staying trendy and chic.
2 dozen large eggs
Blue food coloring
White wine vinegar
16-inch diameter Styrofoam wreath base
Low temperature hot glue gun and glue
2 (@6-feet long) white feather boas
Greening pins or hairpins
2-feet white satin French ribbon (1-inch wide)
Step 1: Prepare the eggs using a "blown-out" technique. Using the tip of a sharp knife, tap a hole into the egg's side being careful not to break it.
Step 2: Gently peel away the shell with your fingers and create a dime-sized hole in the side.
Step 3: Empty out the yolk and white of the eggs and rinse them in warm water to clean the inside.
Step 4: Then, use tongs to immerse eggs in a pot of hot water for about 10 seconds to strengthen the inside lining. Place eggs open side down on paper towels to dry.
Step 5: Prepare a dye bath of hot water, blue food coloring, and a tablespoon of vinegar in a large bowl. Add food coloring until the dye bath is a deep blue which will result in light blue eggs; stir bath until color is even.
Step 6: Use tongs to submerge eggs in dye bath for about 3 to 5 minutes or until eggs are your desired color. Place eggs open side down on paper towels to dry.
Step 7: Place the Styrofoam wreath on a flat work surface. To attach the eggs to the wreath, carefully apply a little hot glue around the opening on the side of the eggs and place the eggs around the inside circle of the wreath (see photo for reference).
Step 8: To cover the wreath with boas, place the end of a boa on the outside of the Styrofoam wreath and secure it by inserting a greening pin around the boa and into the Styrofoam. Continue attaching the boas around the outside and inside of the wreath using the pins until it is covered with feathers.
Step 9: To make a hanger for the wreath, loop the ribbon and knot the ends. Attach the ribbon to the back of the wreath using a greening pin and hang it on your front door for Easter.