For as long as I can remember, I’ve meant to make an Easter tree. They are so pretty, and I’ve been desperate to make one, but things (aka work) always get in the way. Well not this year! It’s such a great activity to do with the children – the most fun bit is collecting up your items to make it with.
I cannot believe how easy it was to make, and best of all – it only cost me a few quid to buy the eggs to hang. Everything else was free or up-cycled.
I love my Mum and Dad’s house, it’s like an Aladdin’s cave. Cue an afternoon at Mum and Dad’s scavenging for bits and pieces to make my (sorry – OUR) Easter tree and we had all the things we needed:
Things you’ll need
- One large jug or vase) mine belonged to my Great Aunt Cissy and had been languishing in my Mum and Dad’s garden for a lot of years. It was a bit rusty (and holy) but a good wash and it was absolutely perfect for the job.
- Cuttings from trees (I cut the pretty Apple Blossom from the apple trees in the orchard and they look beautiful and smell so fragrant too). You can use any branch and if you don’t want to scavenge you can find synthetic versions at your local craft shop.
- Easter eggs on Ribbon. Mine came ready-made from Flying Tiger Copenhagen and cost me about £5 for 18.
- Ribbon to decorate (if you want to)
- Trim the branches to sit neatly in your Easter Tree. As a general rule, I like mine to be about 2x the height of your vase/jug but you can make them smaller if space is limited.
- If you are using blossom, I recommend you place a container of water inside your jug to help keep them fresh and beautiful. I used a medium sized glass.
- Add you eggs to the branches, trying to ensure they are evenly covered and that you distribute the colours evenly too.
- Add a ribbon to the vase/jug if you want to.
- Ta -dah, you have a beautiful Easter Tree!
Have fun lovely people.