I grew up with the sweetest Easter tree that my mom would pull out every spring. It had wire branches with leaves and a whole set of wooden ornaments to hang on the tree. I LOVED decorating that thing every year (multiple times)! So this year, I wanted to make my own version of that happy childhood memory!
how to make an DIY rainbow Easter egg tree
Let’s start with the video tutorial so you get an overview on what I did. Then, I’ll dive in with more details below:If the video doesn’t work here, you can watch it on YouTube here. P.s. I’m trying to build that page up, so if you’d subscribe, I’d really appreciate that!
- Tree branches
- White Spray Paint
- Faux Flowers and butterflies in each color of the rainbow
- Craft eggs
- Glue gun
- Wire cutters
- Floral Wire
- Vase (mine is no longer available, but here’s a similar one)
Start by cutting tree branches with pruners. I cut 6 branches and tried to choose ones that had lots of smaller branches so there would be many places to hang eggs. Once those are cut, spray paint them white.
Next, head to the craft store and buy faux florals and butterflies in each color of the rainbow. This part can add up quickly, so make sure to use a coupon and shop when there’s a sale on stems.
Once those are purchased, use a wire cutter to cut off the flowers and about an inch of stem off of the main stem. With the wire cutters, cut small lengths of floral wire (about 2 inches long) and then wire the flowers onto the branches. Put one color on each branch.
And now, take your white craft eggs and paint them. I’ve found that traditional egg dye doesn’t work well on these plastic eggs. Instead, I watered down chalk paint in a small cup. A spoon was used to coat all sides of the egg. I thought it was fun to custom mix colors so that each egg would have a variation in color and tone. This is messy, but definitely fun for a kid to help with.
Let the eggs dry.
Finally, cut small lengths of yarn or string. When the eggs are dry, use a hot glue gun to adhere the yarn on the top of the egg in a loop. This is how the egg will hang from the Easter egg tree.
To finish, put the branches into a tall vase one after another. Try to go in rainbow order. Hang the eggs onto the branches with the coordinating floral colors. I thought 6 eggs per branch looked nice. You can see that I mixed in a few plastic eggs for nice variation that I also glued on a yarn loop to hang.
Ta da! This is the happiest little Easter egg tree! I love that it embraces color in a fun way.
The butterflies were such a fun addition! I love how they add whimsy to the tree. The whole tree is pretty big! Its a fun statement!
I was bringing up the tree to photograph it upstairs. And I just can’t get over how cute the tree is with those rainbow stairs!
This is a super easy project! I actually think that more flowers would have added even more to this tree. Is this a project you’d ever try?
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