Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Cheap & Cheerful DIY Easter Tree ♥

Yesterday I made something I had never made before - an Easter tree.

I don't know if it's a very traditional thing here in Ireland but my mam always puts one together and displays it in the kitchen, so I thought I would give it a go.

It wasn't a premeditated thing, but as I strolled through the woods with my boys yesterday morning, I noticed a fallen branch on the floor with the most perfectly shaped branches on it for hanging decorations, so I decided to take it home and have a go at making my own Easter tree.

I collected three branches from the woods - all had already fallen and were lying on the woodland floor, we're always careful to not pick or break anything growing outdoors.

I placed the three branches in a large glass vase and being honest, if I had had another type of vase or jug to put them in I would have because I'm a bit conscious of the kids pulling on the tree, toppling it over and breaking the vase... I'm sure it'll be okay though, I have it up against the wall for a bit of balance.

I loved that I was able to get a branch with some leaves still on it, it gives that whole 'new life' vibe that Easter is all about.

I hung some pretty, old Easter decorations I had lying in a box for years. Each pack was only €1.49 from Dealz (Poundland in the U.K.), but they are so pretty with their individual designs and mixture of pastel and bright colours. It was nice to crack the decorations open for more than just our annual woodland Easter egg hunt for once!

I then cut up some bits of blue ribbon I had lying in a basket in Beau's room. Does anyone else do that? Hold onto bits and bobs because you just know that one day you'll need them - even if that day is years later...

I also tied some of the ribbon around the vase and left it in a bow, just to finish the whole thing off nicely.

I then popped my Easter basket next to it with some blue bunny print fabric I picked up for £1.50 in a charity shop last year and put some chocolate treats and Easter eggs in it. I also popped a bunny nightlight from Beau's room next to the vase and popped some daffodils which only cost me 75c from Aldi in a glass bottle, just to add a floral aspect to my little Easter display.

I love it! It's cheap and cheerful but oh so pretty and I absolutely loved putting it together.

I think I may just have started a new Easter tradition for myself with my little Easter tree.

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11 comments

  1. Aww what a beautiful Easter tree. It looks stunning. I keep thinking about making something like this every Easter but never got around to it. I want to make one now I have seen yours :)

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  2. That is so pretty.
    I was planning on buying an Easter tree but my fella put his foot down & said no. lol I might have to see if I can make one too x

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  3. I am planning on doing one of these over the next couple of days as we have a pile of massive twigs in our garden from the pruning so thanks for sharing this as inspiration!

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  4. Oh that's super cute! I find it hilarious how Easter has now become a second Christmas somehow, my husband refuses to go along with it but me and the kids do make decorations together!

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  5. This is something we do every year, and as we live in Sweden so does everyone else :-) They are so pretty and we love them so much we do three around the living spaces of the house and the children have them in their bedroom too

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  6. That's such a great idea and it looks great. I've never done anything like this for Easter but I'd be very tempted to try it. Yours looks really cool!

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  7. Aww that looks beautiful. I have never made an Easter tree, but with the half term coming up I could have a go with the kids! I walked into our nursery earlier and the children were busy decorating one :) So sweet! x

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  8. I love the idea of making an Easter tree. It could be a nice tradition to have instead of focusing on the chocolate

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  9. It's so pretty Fi! I love it - we make one too and they boys love seeing it come to life with their little decorations. I hope you have a wonderful Easter. xxx

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  10. Beautiful beaches, my mummy has a wishing tree and hangs little eggs on it too. She tends to use it all year round and outs seasonal things on it. Such a lovely decoration x

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  11. I have decorated the apple tree in my garden with plastic eggs and the plan was to leave a delivery under it.......looks like the weather is against us though

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