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Easter Tree Decorating

| March 23, 2013 | 24 Comments

I mentioned a few weeks back, that we went to a Hobbycraft craft morning… they had these wonderful Easter Trees for decorating and I have been eyeing them up ever since. I WAS going to make one from branches we picked up on our walk (they have been sitting around our house for about 3 weeks now), when they said they would send me one of theirs! Squeal. Anyway, the kids and I got to work.

I had spotted these adorable Egg Birdies via Pinterest and thought that I could “improve” on the design, by blowing our eggs not from top to bottom but from side to side. Perfect.

Colouring Brown Eggs for Easter

As the eggs in the UK are usually brown, I had to paint our eggs in pretty Easter colours with acrylics. I did this by balancing the eggs on toothpicks stuck into an egg carton. I also “painted over” the top hole, to make it extra neat looking.

Egg decorating feathered birds

The kids and I then added feathers, beaks (cut from card) and eyes to our egg birds. Can you tell who made which? A hint – Red Ted chose the googly eyes and Pip and I the pen.

We hung them on our tree… and then started decorating the tree to make it all Eastery and Spring like.

Spring Tree Decorating

I cut out tissue paper leaves that we literally just “skewered on”. I want to be able to remove them, so we can decorate again next year. For the petals, I cut out pink tissue paper squares. The kids scrunched them up and again we just “pierced” them onto the tree. Red Ted REALLY got into this. And started talking about The Four Seasons.

Mummy, when it is Winter, can we make the leaves fall down.

And at Easter we will have to put a little basket with eggs in it at the bottom.

And we can add brown leaves before they all fall down.

Clearly our annual The Four Seasons projects are paying off!

Easter Tree

And done!! I think it is SOOO pretty and we are so happy with it!  Have you decorated an Easter Tree?

UPDATE: I have had some questions re the tree… it is from here: Easter Tree.

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  1. Mum of One says:

    Fabulous! They look so pretty!

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Thank you! I love looking at it! Looks so chirpy and Spring like!

  3. Carolina J. says:

    Looks absolutely wonderful! Just need the actual spring here! You can also paint a tree branch white, if you haven’t got a shop-bought one. I did this for my mobile with birds on it.

  4. jet says:

    aaaw this is a cute smart idea. brilliant!!! Love it.
    Thank you for the sharing.;-D

  5. Red Ted Art says:

    Yes, definitely a good idea to paint brances white Carolina and we soo need Spring to come!

    Glad you like the tree, Jet!

  6. Tracy Dixon says:

    I love the idea of painting the branches white! We were going to just leave them ‘au natural’ but I love the white and it looks lovely with pink blossom

  7. Adorable! Love it! I haven’t had a chance to start my Easter Decorating This Year yet. I guess I better get cracking. lol

  8. oh lovely Maggy, I might have to do this for the school egg decorating competition…now where do I find a tree?

  9. Red Ted Art says:

    Hoobycraft, Emma!!!!!

  10. janet says:

    Great idea, especially love the birds. If you dont want the hassle of blowing eggs you could use polystyrene eggs. You can get a pack of 10 from the pound shop, Home bargains or The Works. acrylic paint and/or tissue paper covers them well.

    • Red Ted Art says:

      I know it isn’t the cost of the polystyrene eggs.. but the fact that they are less environmentally friendly. I love that egg shells are frugal, but I also love that they are not harmful to the environment (ok so the acrylics for painting are not great, but a whole polystyrene egg is “bad” in my eyes”). But that is just how feel about them!!

  11. Pinkoddy says:

    What a really good idea. I like how it can change with the seasons. I love googley eyes too, so that is my favourite.

  12. Jenna says:

    These are so pretty and spring like, lovely !!!

  13. People would pay for that! Sooo pretty x

  14. mariahalse says:

    Sooo pretty! Love it, off to seek out tree branch…

  15. They look so pretty and lovely. A fun activity together with the kids. I am sure that the kids will love this activity. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Carrie says:

    The tree is adorable and I would LOVE to know how you attached the branch to it’s base!

    • Red Ted Art says:

      Aaah, so sorry! But this is one of those “ready made trees” – my suggestion for making your own would be to spray paint some branches, and put them in a vase with rocks to weigh them down and hold them in place?

  17. Easter Trees says:

    Great work! Love everything Easter.

  18. Michael says:

    Pretty Easter decorations. I love those eggs!

  19. Jackie says:

    This is such a charming idea, Maggy! Pinning!

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