When we think of decorating a tree we immediately think of Christmas right? But who says that Christmas gets to have all the fun! Easter trees have become increasingly popular over the Spring period, and they are just as pretty as their Winter cousins.
Easter trees, like Christmas, initially began in Germany and were originally called 'Ostereierbaum' and can be created very easily and decorated in all sorts of ways!
You can find 'naked' trees to decorate on the internet however these are often made out of plastic so here is your way to make an eco-friendly Easter tree (that might also keep little ones occupied during the holidays!)
You will need:
- Secateurs - Or sharp scissors - make sure children are supervised whilst using them!
- Assortment or twigs or branches (these can be found out on a country walk - on the ground, or in your garden - please don't go cutting off other peoples trees or in public places!)
- Assortment of ribbon
- Thick card
- Paints, colouring pencils, crayons etc
- Hole punch
- Easter mug/Ramekins
- Mini chocolate eggs
How to create your Easter tree:
- Begin by bunching together the branches you have foraged for. These should be an assortment of height (Use the secateurs to alter heights and wayward branches!) and should be facing both toward and away from each other, you want the bunch to look spread out so the decorations are not bunched together.
You can find branches and twigs on the ground a country walk
- Take one length of the ribbon and tie all the branches together at their bases and fasten with a tight knot.
- Place the tree into your vase adjusting any branches that may look out of place.
- To create your decorations, cut egg shapes (or whatever shapes you would like! Why not do carrots, bunnies, chicks etc) from the card, and use the paints/colouring pencils to decorate however you like.
You can create Easter eggs, or why not do bunnies or carrots?
- Punch a hole at the top of each decoration and string through ribbon to allow you to tie them to the tree.
- String the decorations onto the tree at varying heights.
- Place your chocolate eggs into the mugs/ramekins around the tree.
- Step back and admire your new sustainable Easter tree!
There we have it! Easter trees are perfect as a centre display on your dining room table or why not have it on a sideboard as you enter your home for a splash of colour as you come in!
The beauty of making your own tree is that you can make it as big or as small as you like, so if you are pushed for space why not make a mini one?
Let me know how you get on in the comments or over on Instagram @doodlinglucy5