The Easter egg tree is a symbol of new life and has been a tradition for centuries. In Germany where this holiday tradition originated, it’s common to see many homes with full-blown decorated trees during the season. As the rest of the world caught on, people started using different ways to create their version of the Easter tree. Make your own Easter egg tree this year using these eight fun and easy ideas!
1. Real trees
Nothing says Easter like an Easter tree in the garden or front porch. Hang as many painted eggs and ornaments as you want, but make sure branches are sturdy enough to support them. You can use ribbons or florist wire to secure them in place.
2. Potted plants
If you don’t have a tree, you can use potted plants or topiaries to make an Easter egg tree. Take two potted plants (preferably taller ones), hang your decorated eggs on the branches, and place one on each side of your front door for a welcoming Easter display.
3. Watering can
Grab your old watering can and stick in some dried branches and twigs. If the arrangement is wobbly, you can use sand, floral foam, or pebbles to keep the branches steady. Once they’re secure, you can start decorating your “tree.”
4. Glass vase
Get a bunch of pussy willows (your local flower shop may have these) and arrange them in a clear glass vase. For this tree, I used a mix of pre-painted eggs and several ones that I dyed and painted myself. Using a hot glue gun, I attached buttons and ribbons to the eggs. If you can’t find pussy willows, you can also use grapevine or dried branches and twigs from your backyard. To keep them upright, fill the vase halfway with water pearls or jelly fillers. Tie a bow around the vase to make it prettier! You can also use hurricane bowls or mason jars for this project.
5. Galvanized bucket or pail
This Easter tree how-to from Martha Stewart requires an ice bucket, branches, floral foam to keep the branches in place, and decorated eggs. You can add grass to make it look like the branches sprouted from the ground.
6. Planter pots
If you’re into gardening, you probably have a few empty planter pots lying around. To keep with the Easter theme, paint the pot and eggs in pastel hues. Light pink, baby blue and lilac look well together, but it’s up to you which colors to choose. This would look fantastic on your fireplace mantel or console table.
7. Cupcake stand
Take out your cupcake stand from storage and clean it. Use wheat straws to make a bed before placing the Easter eggs on top, making it as sparse or as filled as you want. If you don’t have a cupcake stand, a tiered cake stand works just as well!
8. Ornament stand
This Easter tree is the simplest by far—just clean up an ornament stand and decorate it! Use as many eggs and ornaments as possible to give the tree a full look. If you want something fancier, place the ornament stand inside a pot and fill it with mulch or grass before hanging your Easter eggs. You can also set it on top of a wooden stump and use it as a centerpiece for your dinner table!
These are just some of the ways you can make your own Easter egg tree. Sure, you can just decorate your outdoor tree, but why stop there? With a little creativity and some imagination, the possibilities are simply endless!
Featured photo credit: beginnings of the easter tree/hep via flickr.com