Mondays are "contributor days" at Second City Soiree. Our newest contributor is graphic designer and DIY crafter Pamela Carreira. She has a multitude of talents and ideas to share with you!
Welcome to my first post as a contributor to Second City Soiree! I thought the perfect project to get things started would be an Easter swag. I love Easter...besides the meaning behind this holy day, I love the colors and decorations, and it means spring has finally sprung! For this project, I chose simple and pretty flowers and I am accenting them with subtle and natural looking Easter eggs.
- Assorted silk flowers
- Easter themed picks
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Wire cutter
- Floral wire
- Floral tape
1. I chose ivory silk flowers as my main flower and pink ones as accents. If you've chosen to use accent flowers, put them aside for now. The branches of my main flowers had long stems, so my first step was to bend the branches at the top and fold them under. You can also cut off the stems if you prefer.
2. After all your branches are bent or cut, gather them all and tightly tie them together with floral wire.
3. Cut branches off your accent flower and tuck them into the main flowers. Attach them using hot glue or floral wire.
4. Once you have all the flowers arranged how you'd like, attach an Easter pick to the center top. I used extra picks, cut off the eggs and using a hot glue gun, glued the eggs randomly throughout the swag.
5. When all your flowers and eggs are in place, use a piece of floral wire to make a hook to hang your swag. I doubled up a piece of wire and ran it under the wire I used to tie the bundle at the beginning then twisted it tight.
6. Wrap floral tape around the wire to clean up and hide the wire.
7. Wrap a pice of ribbon around the floral wire and using hot glue, glue it in place.
8. To finish off the swag, tie a bow around the ribbon. For this piece, I made a simple bow, but you can go as elegant as you'd like.
So there you have it...a pretty Easter swag to decorate your home for the holiday!