I absolutely love decorating for the seasons, and spring along with Easter decor are my favourites – lots of bright, pastel colours with cute eggs, bunnies and more. What isn’t to love? I recently put together this Easter egg tree which took me about an hour and a half including time to dry the paint, and I managed to use cheap materials I had sourced from Poundland, One Below and a local scrap store. You can use this method to make your own Easter egg tree on a budget.
Easter egg tree origin
Like many people, you might think that an Easter egg tree is something new that has come over to the UK from America, but in fact it is a German tradition. Tree branches and bushes are decorated with Easter eggs, which are an ancient symbol of life.
Why I wanted to make my own Easter egg tree
A few weeks ago I was in TK Maxx when I saw some gorgeous Easter egg trees for sale, but at prices between £9.99 – £34.99 I really couldn’t justify the cost.
Plus it gave me a really fun craft activity to do!
Easter egg tree materials
To make this easter tree I used the following materials:
- Plain eggs – Poundland
- Extra eggs from my craft stash – not photographed above
- Greenery and flowers from my craft stash
- Glue gun
- Glue sticks
- Tissue paper and empty box to fill the pot
- Plant pot
- Paint brushes
- Empty easter nests
- Cone from the scrap store – you could make one using cardboard or buy some
This entire craft took an hour and a half including time for the eggs to be painted and dry. If you already have decorated eggs then expect to spend an hour on this project.
Easter tree method
Once you have all of your materials it is time to get started making your Easter egg tree.
The first thing I did was to lay out the plain eggs onto my painting circle and remove the strings.
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I then painted the eggs, using white paint to achieve the pastel colours that I wanted on my Easter egg tree.
Whilst the paint dried I got the pot ready to stand the cone in. You can use a variety of products in here like flower oasis, cardboard, tissue paper and much more. It needs to be something that will lift up your cone but also something that you can use hot glue on.
Then you will want to place your cone into the plant pot and see how far down it goes as you won’t be able to stick any eggs onto that part.
I would highly recommend using glue dots to position your eggs and see how many you need to use before using your glue gun. This meant that I could play around with the positioning of the eggs easily.
After placing your first egg make sure to test the cone inside your pot.
Your Easter egg tree might not look great at this point but keep at it.
Keep checking the cone inside the pot and playing around with the positioning. It was at this point I knew I didn’t have enough eggs painted, and I needed to get some from my craft stash.
Now it is time to start glueing your eggs to the tree.
Once all the eggs are glued together you can start filling in the blank spaces. I cut up easter nests for this, but you can also use something like moss, dried grass, etc.
I then also added an Easter egg on top.
I broke apart the floral arrangement from last year’s Poundland easter decor and added it to the Easter egg tree as final touches.
And here it is, all finished.
I absolutely love it!
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