DIY Easter Egg Tree

A DIY Easter Egg Tree

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Try this simple DIY Easter egg tree to decorate for Easter and display your beautiful, hollow Easter eggs. Kids LOVE making and decorating these!

An Easter Egg Tree

This post contains affiliate links.We made an Easter egg tree!

The tree is inspired by the wonderful Easter egg tree in my childhood copy of Tasha Tudor’s A Time to Keep.

If you’re not familiar with the book, it depicts family and friends celebrating each season and holiday through the year. I used to pore over this book as a child! And imagine myself within the scenes.

Here’s the two page spread for April and Easter.

Tasha Tudor A Time to Keep

Maia has asked to make an Easter egg tree just about every time we’ve read the book.

I’m good at saying, “someday, perhaps…” But this time we finally just made one.

Here’s how…

A DIY Easter Egg Tree

A DIY Easter Egg Tree

MATERIALS

  • A branch with multiple stems
  • A bucket or plant pot
  • Sand/pebbles/dirt
  • Hollow Easter eggs, decorated*
  • Ribbon or yarn
  • Hot glue gun

*Here are 11 Easter egg decorating ideas, in case you need some.

Note: If you don’t want to blow out Easter eggs, you could also use those white plastic eggs you see in stores.

INSTRUCTIONS

The tree is a branch, blown down in our backyard, stuck in a bucket of rocks, sand, and dirt.

The eggs are the lightweight, blown-out Easter eggs we just decorated. I used a glue gun to attach a ribbon loop to each for hanging purposes.

Easter Egg Tree

Maia decorated our tree.

Making An Easter Egg Tree with Kids

And I redistributed some of the eggs after a while in the interest of keeping them all on the tree and whole.

Now we just need some grass seed to plant at the base of our tree! I’m wondering if you can buy it in little seed packets or if it’s only for sale in those big 5 pound bags. Anyone know?

How about you? Have you made an Easter egg tree? If not, I recommend giving this super simple version a try and display your decorated eggs for Easter.

Update: Check out this beautiful DIY Easter egg tree Tiffany from Peanut Blossom made, inspired by mine. She used flower-covered branches!

 

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  • Reply
    frivolitea
    April 14, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Charming!

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    Kelly
    April 14, 2011 at 7:37 am

    What a lovely Egg tree you have :)

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    Deborah
    April 14, 2011 at 8:40 am

    It is beautiful!

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    Katie
    April 14, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Gorgeous tree! We love to sprout hard wheat berries for grass.
    http://www.frugalupstate.com/crafts-diy/diy-growing-decorative-wheatgrass-for-easter-or-anytime/

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    Dana
    April 14, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Lovely – I was going to suggest the wheat grass as well!

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    Cheryl
    April 14, 2011 at 9:49 am

    What about a seed pack of CHIVES they look similar to grass and you can send the girls to trim off some for dinner too!

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    Charo
    April 14, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Lovely, really!
    You could use lentils for fast growing grass at the base of your tree

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    Anne t.
    April 14, 2011 at 10:34 am

    You can buy oatgrass seeds at nurseries, they often have a picture of a cat- meant to be used for growing greens for kitties so they don’t munch on your houseplants.

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    Rashmie @ MommyLabs
    April 14, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Really beautiful. And I like how this connects the story book world and the real world. An interesting ‘takeaway’ from the storybook for Maia…

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    kelli
    April 14, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I found packages of Cat grass at the pet store or Target (Oat grass seed). Very reasonably priced and comes up quickly. Then you can give it to a local cat.

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    rae
    April 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    we use wheat berries we buy in bulk at earth fare or greenlife. they both have them and you can just get the amount that you need. if you plant them now, they will hopefully be sprouted and growing by easter. soaking them overnight before planting them is supposed to help, too.

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    Alisha
    April 14, 2011 at 11:06 am

    I was wondering how you would display them! That’s so neat.
    For the grass you could use wheatgrass seeds. I’ve seen them sold in packets at health food stores. Garden stores (that have vegetable seed packets) might have something.

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    Carrie Spritzer
    April 14, 2011 at 11:47 am

    The tree is BEAUTIFUL! As for the seeds, at our local independently owned farm supply and nursery, you can buy seeds in bulk… so you could buy a truck-full or teaspoon of seeds. Do you have a store like that near you? Perhaps a feed supply store would have them too (can you tell we live out in the country?!). Good luck!

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    Lesley
    April 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Chia seeds sprout in just a few days and get lush and thick. Also super nutritious, you could trim off a few for a salad… And yes, they are the same as the ones for the ch- ch- ch- CHia pets.

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    megwrites
    April 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    It turned out so great! I’ve always wanted an Easter egg tree; A Time to Keep was one of my favorite books growing up.

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    This girl loves to talk
    April 14, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    we sprouted wheat grass for easter a few years ago. grows very quick and tall.
    http://thisgirllovestotalk.blogspot.com/2009/03/growing-grass.html
    We also decorate an easter tree each year.
    http://thisgirllovestotalk.blogspot.com/2011/04/easter-tree.html
    we painted our branches before we started (since you like art and all ;) I thought you might like that tip. The girls had fun painting the skinny branches white.)
    I LOVE THAT BOOK and want it. I’ve never seen her books in australia but I’m sure they are around.

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    amy.amend
    April 14, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Hard red wheat sprouts within 5-6 days (put in warm spot…on top of fridge). Buy at local natural food store…cute tree!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    April 14, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Thanks for all the grass ideas! We’ll start some over the weekend and hope it grows fast!

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    Jean Van't Hul
    April 14, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Ooh! I like that white-painted tree!

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    Jeannette
    April 14, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    We had that book growing up. Love it! I always wanted to try to find different sized eggs.

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    Chapter Forty
    April 15, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Your easter egg tree is really very beautiful.
    My eldest has made hairy stocking worms at school- stockings, pantyhose, tights filled with cotton wool and bird seed and kept wet. The seed has sprouted through the hosiery and made the worm look hairy. The bird seed sprouts in a couple of days if moist and warm.

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    Pumpkinbear
    April 15, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    I second the chia! I think it’s nice because you can find it in natural grocery stores, but I bet that any seeds that you sprout to eat would look so cute in that pot. Yay, micro-greens!

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    Anna-Marie
    April 17, 2011 at 1:50 am

    We did one too but we used styrofoam eggs and a few other things. Check it out if you like

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    SquiggleMum
    April 19, 2011 at 12:45 am

    We have an Easter Egg tree too! I love any excuse to hang things off branches really…

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