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Today’s DIY Tuesday was actually my mom’s idea. She is always telling me that she isn’t very creative. Well, I’m saying that’s a lie because this idea is pretty creative.
She took my daughter to the park for a quick visit the other day and came home with this tree branch and said ” I want to make an Easter Tree with this” I was like okay, I think we can do that. And now, You can too with this quick and easy tutorial.
Are you ready to make an Easter Tree from a tree branch? Okay, Let’s get started!
Step 1: Gather your supplies
1- Tree Branch
2- Plastic Easter Eggs – We used two different sizes
3- Fishing Line
6- Floral Foam
7- Easter Grass
Step 2- Fit your branch into its holder
Put the floral foam into your pot.
Put your tree branch in the center of the foam. You want to make sure that is centered to give it the most stability.
You want to make sure it’s stable so try not to move it once you start pushing the branch into the foam. If the branch does move around you can wedge folded paper bits between the foam and the branch.
3- Create ornaments
If your eggs have holes like these from last week’s DIY Tuesday this next part is easy.
You thread your fishing line into each hole in the egg.
Now, put your finger between the fishing line and the egg as you tie together the two ends of fishing string inside the egg.
Put the egg back together and now you have your egg ornament.
If your plastic eggs do not have holes you will have to make some. This is where you need your drill, the smallest drill bit you can find and a scrap piece of wood.
Place your eggs open side down on the scrap piece of wood
Slowly drill a hole in the center of the egg
You will feel the sudden release and likely hit the scrap wood once you’ve made it through the plastic
Now, doing it this way you will only have one hole in the egg so you will have to tie it slightly different. Thread both pieces of fishing string into the egg.
Tie a slip knot.
You may have to tie two to ensure it won’t pull through your drilled hole depending on the size of your drill bit.
Step 4 – Decorate your tree.
This part is all fun and up to you. As, I mentioned earlier we used two different sized eggs which is why we had to use two different methods to create the egg ornaments. You can hang these ornaments however you like on your branch.
We had difficulties getting them to stay exactly where we wanted them so we ended up tying them on with Easter grass.
First, we tried notching the wood but that didn’t quite work for us but it might for you. I’d recommend using a pocket knife instead of a steak knife. To create a notch just cut into the wood with a sharp knife at a slight angle. You do not want to cut all the way through the wood but just create a small notch in the wood for the string to sit in.
After, you’ve added your ornaments add a little Easter grass over the pot to cover the foam.
Now, you’re done!
How super cute and easy is that? I love our Easter tree and love that my mom came up with such a fantastic idea to amp up our Easter Decorations. We put our Easter tree on some green batting (Found in the Easter aisle of Hobby Lobby, I Searched Amazon for an example but couldn’t find it ) and put a couple bunny figurines and stuffed bunny’s from my daughter’s Alice In Wonderland room. I think it’s the perfect addition to our entry hall to help celebrate Easter!
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