Why should Christmas have all the fun? Easter is right around the corner and and this easy “Easter Christmas tree” will certainly be a whimsical showstopper that you can put together in no time!
What is an Easter Tree?
The Easter Tree is also known as the otherwise know as an Ostereierbaum. It originated as a way to festively decorate for Easter outside, but has since been brought indoors as a form of Easter decor.
Where Did the Easter Tree Come From?
The tradition of adorning the limbs of trees and bushes with Easter egg decorations began in Germany, although the origins have been lost. However, what is know is that the egg is a symbol of life and perhaps it is thought that the Easter tree, or Ostereierbaum, simply represents the beginning of Spring and the arrival of all things new.
Materials Needed to Make a DIY Easter Tree
- Clear Vase – I have multiples on hand, but if you do not you can purchase a tall vase online or at your local thrift store.
- Easter Tree Decorations – Craft Eggs (these are faux eggs, so no need to blow out the yolks!) Of course you can also use other fun options, such as wooden eggs, or even candy eggs for a delicious treat that can be picked off and eaten!
- Easter Egg Dye Kit
- Ribbon – Thin ribbon (I suggest 1/8″) for the egg ornaments and thicker burlap ribbon for wrapping your vase.
- Floral Stems – You can use real stems, trimmed from your yard, or faux stems (I like to use a mixture of both real and faux for my tree)
- Spanish Moss
- Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Floral Foam (optional)
How To Make an Easter Tree
Step #1 – Dye Your Easter Eggs
To begin, you will want to start by dying your eggs! If you have children, this is a fun way to get them involved! Mix the egg dye according to the box instructions and have fun! We used dye, shimmer glitter and gold foil to make our eggs appear “eggstra” special 😉
Step #2 – Arrange Your Floral Stems
Next, arrange your floral stems in the vase while your Easter eggs dry. If needed, you can use floral foam to keep your stems in place.
Step #3 – Fill the Vase with Moss
Once the stems are arranged, fill the vase full of moss, covering the stems within the vase.
Step #4 – Glue the Ribbon to Your Easter Eggs
To create your Easter Tree decorations, determine how far down you would like each egg to hang from the various branches and cut a piece of thin ribbon accordingly.
How to glue your ribbon to the egg for your Easter Tree
You will want your eggs to hang straight down without twisting. Follow the steps below to achieve this look.
• Glue the ends of your ribbon together to form a loop
Next, place a dot of glue to the top of your egg and adhere the ribbon loop Now, in order to get it to hang straight, place the ribbon to one side of the egg and place a dot of glue on top of the ribbon ends.
Finally, you will fold the ribbon loop back onto itself, which will create an evenly glued center.
Step #5 – Glue the Thick Ribbon Around Your Vase
Once you have glued and arranged all the eggs onto your branches, you are ready for the final touch! Measure, cut and glue your thicker piece of ribbon around your vase and your done!
Step #6 – Style and Enjoy
This whimsical and easy Easter tree is the perfect centerpiece! Use it anywhere you need height and gorgeous, show stopping Easter Decor! I used mine on our kitchen island, but get creative! You could adorn your Easter table or even add a festive touch to an entry way console. Happy Easter!
Don’t want to make your own Easter Tree?
Perhaps you love the idea of this fun centerpiece, but don’t want to make your own? No problem! I’ve got you covered! These beautiful options below are sure to make a festive addition to your home!
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