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.
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.
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.
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!
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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