Have you spotted the latest Instagram trend yet? Everybody’s talking about Easter Trees, and that means you don’t have wait for Christmas to exercise your tree decorating skills. Easter Trees are a great way to celebrate the holidays and make the perfect centrepiece for your Easter table.
Start with the basics
If you have a tree in your garden, you’re bound to have a few fallen branches and twigs that you can use to make up your Easter Tree. Either leave them plain, or add a coat of white paint to act as the perfect backdrop to your colourful decorations.
Use a large vase to hold display the branches and fill it with sand or pebbles to keep them firmly in place. This makes it easy to move your Easter Tree without everything falling apart.
Add a touch of colour
Pastels are always popular when it comes to Easter, but there are no rules, so don’t be afraid to experiment with colour. Use ribbon or string to hang your eggs from the branches of your Easter Tree. If you don’t fancy using eggs, try one of these suggestions instead:
Artificial flowers: In the Northern Hemisphere, Easter coincides with spring so it is possible to use branches with spring blossoms as the base for an Easter Tree. A few artificial flowers make a fair substitute.
Brightly coloured pompoms: Fluffy pompoms suggest rabbit’s tails which makes them perfect for Easter.
Chocolate Easter Eggs: Kids and adults will love this idea – chocolate eggs wrapped in coloured foil make for an attractive and practical Easter Tree.
Ribbons and feathers: Use your imagination and test a variety of Easter-themed materials to decorate your tree.
Head for the outdoors
Decorating a tree in your garden can be great fun – especially for the little ones. Use ribbons, bunting, balloons and flowers to decorate a large tree. You could even serve your lunch under the trees, with candles or fairy lights to set the mood.
Create a flat tree for your table
Take the branches you’ve collected and lay them down the centre of your table. Place Easter eggs, ribbons and feathers in strategic places to create a unique and striking table decoration. It’s the perfect way to add a festive touch to your table without spending a fortune and your guests will appreciate your creativity.
If you’re planning on creating an Easter Tree this year, we’d love to see it. Share your pictures with us on our Facebook page. We’d love to see what you come up with.