Even though the trees aren’t blooming outside, they can bloom inside with an Easter tree. Easter trees are a simple decoration that you can make in 15 minutes or less and they will wow your guests and keep your kids entertained for hours.
The best part: You donâ€™t have to buy anything. Everything you need for an Easter tree is right in your home and your backyard.
What you need:
A branch from a bush or tree (the best branches have many twigs going off a single shoot)
Large vase or pot
Floral foam, Styrofoam, marbles, or rocks
Tissue paper, plastic Easter eggs, silk flowers, ribbon, origami birds, anything you have to decorate
Hot glue gun
1. Put your branch in the vase and pour in marbles or rocks around it to keep it steady. Floral foam or Styrofoam also works well and you can put Easter grass in the vase to hide the foam. Also, try wrapping your foam in tissue paper before placing it in the vase or pot.
2. Once your branch is secure, begin to decorate!
Here are some decorating ideas:
Layer tissue 3-4 sheets of tissue paper and cut out 5â€? or so circles from the paper. Fold the circle in half once and then in half again, until it makes a triangle. Then pinch the point of the triangle and twist. Unfold the layers of tissue paper to form a flower. Hot glue the flower to the tree for little buds. This site has a great how-to for making tissue paper flowers. If you donâ€™t want to hot glue, then twist wire or pipe cleaners on the end of the flower and twist on the branches.
If you donâ€™t want to make flowers then just use silk flowers. Little silk hydrangea flowers, can make your Easter tree look like a cherry tree in bloom.
Cut several pieces of ribbon and glue both ends of the ribbon to the egg to make a loop. Then slip over the branches of the tree.
This site has some fabulous printable boxes that you can hang from your tree
Note: Go here for a how-to for making the topiaries pictured above.
How do you decorate your Easter tree? Let us know.