I am so excited to show you my first ever Easter tree! I finally had the space to leave my artificial Christmas tree up year round and decorate it for the different seasons/holidays! This is seriously so fun to do and keeps the house feeling cozy year round.
The first thing I did was take two rolls of burlap ribbon and draped this from top to bottom using the branches to secure every 8-10 inches. The burlap came from Hobby Lobby although you can find it many places. Deco mesh also works very well for this step.
Next, I used two strands of egg garland that I also found at Hobby Lobby and did the same with this as I did the burlap. One of the benefits of an artificial tree is being able to use the flexible branches to help secure your decorations.
Now, it’s time to fill in the rest of the tree with signs, picks, and ornaments! I had this “Easter” sitter available in my shop and decided it would look perfect on my tree! Really anything goes when it comes to decorating trees. That’s what’s so fun about it! No right or wrong way to do it!
The little glass egg ornaments are so stinkin’ cute so as soon as they came in to the shop I knew exactly what I would be using them for! Also, this egg berry pick was another piece from shop. If you don’t already, be sure to follow us over on Facebook at Lraedesign so you don’t miss out on all of these goodies during our live sales!
How cute is the Rae Dunn bunny garland?
The only items not from my store were these picks and the egg garland that I found at Hobby Lobby. The perfect Spring colors to finish off the top of my tree. So fun! If your having a hard time coming up with ideas, take a walk through your local craft store and I bet you will find some inspiration!
The tree skirt I used was from Amazon and you can find that at my affiliate link HERE!
I hope your inspired too try your own Easter tree now!
The banner I found at Hobby Lobby came with 12 pennants on it so I cut 5 of them off to make a shorter banner. You will want to lay down something under the pennants before you begin painting. I then took my spouncer and started making polka dots on the pennants. I used two different sizes of spouncers for this.
Once the paint was dry, I then glued the letters on the three center pennants leaving two on each side of HOP.
To hang the banner you simply tie a loop on each end of the jute twine.
How cute is this little wood bunny I found at Walmart? Although it is super cute just the way it is, I had a different vision for it!
The first thing I did was run a sanding block over it to smooth it out.
Next, I used the color “mint chip” from the DIY Paint Co. brand and painted the top of the bunny. I left the sides pink for added dimension.
Once that was dry, I then took my waverly brush and dabbed it in my DIY Dark Wax(also DIY Paint Co. brand) and light brushed it across the top of the bunny. You can make this as light or as dark as you want by adjusting the amount of wax you apply.
Next, I took a piece of pink burlap and used mod podge to adhere it to the ears and then trimmed around it with scissors to fit the ears,
To finish off the ears, I took jute rope and outlined around them and added a cute buffalo check bowl
Now, it’s time to get creative with the face. I used POSCA paint pens and buttons for mine.
So, what do you think? You can always change this up to fit your style but I think she turned out pretty darn cute.
I chose to paint my egg with the color Pink Parfait by Apple Barrel. You could sure skip this step if you wanted, however, I wanted the edges of my egg to be painted.
Next, I began gluing my straws on. I started with blue and worked my way to the top using all three colors.
Once I had all of the straws glued on I took my scissors and cut around the shape of the egg.
To give it a more finished look, I glued rope twine around the edge. I also used this twine to make a hanger for the egg once I was finished.
The last thing I did was add a bow. I simply took two different pattern of ribbons and crossed them and used a piece of jute twin to secure the middle. I added a cute little egg embellishment to the center as well.
If you didn’t want to add the twine hanger you could also use this as a shelf sitter or accent piece for a tiered tray!
Who doesn’t love a cute scrap wood bunny? I have made several of these and I think they get cuter every time! If your anything like me, more than likely you will have all of the supplies on hand in your craft stash!
Scrap wood 2×4 or 4×4
White & pink paint(I used Apple Barrel)
Burlap ribbon(I used 2 in. wired burlap)
Assorted Spring ribbon for bow
Sandpaper(optional for distressing)
Hot glue gun
I did this project live on my Facebook page and you can view the video below!