Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Easy and Frugal Easter Egg Tree

Craftiments: Simple and frugal Easter egg tree


Today I want to share a quick and thrifty Easter decor idea.  This Easter egg tree cost about $4 and only took half an hour to make, including the time I spent outside collecting branches.

I cut young, budding branches about 25 - 30 inches in length from the honeysuckle brush at the back of our property.  Then I filled a glass vase with river rock, arranged the branches by carefully pushing them between the rocks, and poured in water.  Super easy!  It took just a few days for the buds to open and leaf out.

Craftiments:  Honeysuckle buds
Honeysuckle branches arranged in glass vase with river rock

The girls helped me to decorate the tree with styrofoam Easter egg ornaments.  I considered using my glass ornaments, but decided to wait until the girls are older and less likely to knock the tree over as they race through the living room.

Craftiments:  Easter egg tree
Styrofoam Easter egg ornaments

The vase, river rock, and small egg ornaments all came from the dollar store. I've had the larger eggs in my Easter stash for years.  And there you have it..... quick, costs next to nothing, and beautiful, what's not to love?


9 comments :

  1. I dearly love Easter trees and yours is especially pretty! Apparently trees similar to this are popular in Scandinavian countries. What could be a nicer way to celebrate the coming spring and the arrival of Easter at the same time.

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  2. Really clever idea. Visiting from Paula's blog hop.

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  3. Thank You for sharing this with Show Your Stuff.

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  4. Cleverly done! Love the budding branches idea. I'll be putting this together for our own Easter get together.

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  5. I love how your branches are alive. What a great representation of the meaning of Easter!

    hugs x
    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  6. This is beautiful and I love that the branches are still sprouting. Makes it feel more like a real tree, rather than just some random gathered branches. Thanks for linking up at the Categorically Crafting link party over at Someday Crafts. We'll be highlighting your idea on Friday, so come on over and take a peek!

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  7. Pretty tree! I love that it's in a vase in water and rocks! Cute! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!!! :-)

    Navy Wifey Peters

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  8. Adorable Easter egg tree :)
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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