Hit or Miss – Easter Basket Wreath

by Alli

This past weekend I decided to try my hand at an Easter Basket Wreath that I had seen on Pinterest and you can find the inspiration for my wreath and all the directions by clicking here!

burlap Easter wreath #Easter #wreath

The first thing you will notice when you visit the website is that their wreath and mine looks totally different.  I couldn’t find some of the products and I took several easy routes.

The directions for making the wreath include cutting a 14″ wire wreath frame in half.  My basic craft wire cutters refused to cut through that heavy wire.  And then I thought, “Why don’t I leave it as it is and make the top half the handle and the bottom half will remain the basket?”  Then I squashed in the handle part so that it would look more like a basket.

Once I cut the chicken wire, (you may want to use heavy duty gloves) and fashioned it into the shape of a basket around the bottom half of the wreath, I was ready to insert the burlap.  Instead of tying it all off, I just inserted bits into the hexagons of the chicken wire to hold it, kinda like I did with my fall burlap wreath, found here.   It worked for me and was so much more simplistic.

wire basket

burlap easter basket wreath #Easter

Easter Basket Wreath #bunny #burlap #Easter

I really loved how my wreath turned out!  It was a big hit (at least to me)!  Well, I may buy some more eggs to add to it because I bought one pack, intending to buy two, but I got distracted by the 4th of July products that have already filled several aisles at Hobby Lobby.  And then I forgot to go back to the egg aisle.  Oh, well,  it’s all good.

I really enjoyed making this Easter Basket Wreath.  It was fun, easy and my patience didn’t run out before I was done.  And that’s a good thing!

Easter-Basket-Wreath-Collage #Easter

What spring projects are you working on?

28 comments

Cindy Eikenberg March 19, 2014 - 7:59 am

Hi Alli! I think your wreath is so pretty and just bursting with spring! The basket turned out fantastic – I’ve been thinking about doing some type of basket wreath and thanks for the inspiration!!! Pinning! Have a happy Wednesday. 🙂

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Alicia S. March 19, 2014 - 8:19 am

I love this wreath! It would also be SUPER CUTE with the colored burlap!

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Alli March 19, 2014 - 6:40 pm

I know! I do, too. Daughter #1 wants one so I’m using colored for hers. 🙂

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Alicia S. March 20, 2014 - 1:36 pm

Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Check out my blog to read more about it. http://www.playgroundpixiedesigns.blogspot.com

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Alli March 20, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Thanks, Alecia. That’s sweet, but I received one last year. 🙂

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Angel March 19, 2014 - 1:46 pm

You made a beautiful wreath. Pinning.
Angel

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Alli March 19, 2014 - 6:39 pm

Thanks, Angel! You’re always so sweet.

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Crystal March 19, 2014 - 3:41 pm

I think it turned out super cute!! I love all the eggs, bunny and the purple bow. Super cute!! Pinning 🙂

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Alli March 19, 2014 - 6:38 pm

Thanks for pinning, Crystal! So sweet!!

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Anna @ Northern Homestead March 19, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Hi Alli, I like your wreath! But then I am not surprised, you are so talented! Just not sure what bunny’s have to do with Easter ;).

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Alli March 19, 2014 - 6:36 pm

I know, Anna! I tried to find a cross, but couldn’t find one that wouldn’t break. 🙂

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Mica March 19, 2014 - 9:56 pm

Gorgeous!

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Alli March 20, 2014 - 5:13 am

Thanks, Mica! It was beautiful until I went out of town and Caitlin was watching Max! He jumped up and ripped it off the door and tore it into shreds! I can’t believe he jumped that high and he’s still a puppy. 🙂

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Mica March 20, 2014 - 8:04 am

Oh my! That sounds like something that would happen at my house!

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Amanda Smith March 19, 2014 - 10:42 pm

That’s lovely! I wish I had more time to craft. You could sell these! So adorable.

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Alli March 20, 2014 - 5:11 am

My husband said the same thing! Wreaths are so expensive when you buy them ready made. I enjoy trying new things. In fact, I’m making two of my daughters an Easter basket wreath today. I’m using the colored burlap. But if I sold them, it would feel more like work and less like fun! 🙂

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication March 20, 2014 - 12:24 am

That is totally cute! I just started working on my Holiday Shelf for Easter/Spring! It’s not coming together as I want it to yet, though!

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Alli March 20, 2014 - 5:11 am

Give it time, Kristen, I know you will come up with something awesome. I always look forward to seeing your shelf change with the seasons.

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Virginia Fynes March 20, 2014 - 6:43 am

Very cute idea! I love all the sweet easter decorations!

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Alli March 20, 2014 - 7:31 am

Thanks! I thought it was cute and loved that it actually turned out right. Yes! 🙂

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Diydanielle March 20, 2014 - 6:52 am

What a gorgeous wreath! Are you going to use it indoors or outdoors?

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Alli March 20, 2014 - 7:31 am

Thanks! I’m using it outdoors on a covered porch.

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Kathleen March 20, 2014 - 9:19 am

Alli,

Their wreath was cute, but yours is REALLY cute. I love it. I can’t wait to be able to get back into making things for the holidays. By the time we get in our house the “holiday season” (Halloween to Easter) will be over. 🙁 Once I get my craft room going I will be making this wreath for next year.
p.s. get some wire snips!!!

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Alli March 20, 2014 - 9:41 am

Thanks for the tip about the snips, Kathleen! I’m looking forward to seeing your craft room! I do hope you share pictures once you have it ready.

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becka March 20, 2014 - 1:13 pm

Honestly I like yours much more! 🙂 I like the handle better! Either way they are both adorable! 🙂

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Alli March 20, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Thanks!! I just made three more. I’ll share the pictures soon. My daughters wanted one. 🙂

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Regina Partain March 21, 2014 - 11:14 am

Hi Alli
This wreath is so cute that I am sharing it today on my Fan Friday Blog Crush! Thanks so much.

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