Decorating your home with an Easter tree is a lovely way to celebrate spring and the Easter holidays, all whilst updating your living space with a stylish, colourful centrepiece. Ideal for displaying pretty pastel eggs, wooden decorations, and much more, they are the ultimate seasonal home refresh.
Although the Easter egg tree has gained popularity in the last few years, it is certainly not a new concept. Ostereierbaum is a well-known, centuries-old German tradition of decorating trees with eggs, while a form of decoration known in Sweden as påskris, sees feathers traditionally used with eggs and ornaments on birch branches.
A rising trend across Pinterest and Instagram, Easter trees are now a big part of decorating the home alongside spring flowers, Easter wreaths, Easter window displays and Easter table settings. And Hobbycraft say searches for 'Easter trees' has already increased by 45 per cent in March 2022 compared to the previous month.
Thinking of having an Easter tree this year? You can actually buy one from most online stores to suit a range of budgets. Easter trees come in many forms – you can buy a white twig tree which you can embellish with Easter egg decorations, which could include felt, crochet, wood and decoupage designs.
There are LED twig trees available too, and in terms of size, you can choose from either tabletop or taller freestanding ones. Better still, these work as decorative ornaments all year round, so it's perfect as an alternative Christmas tree.
You might also opt for pre-decorated trees, like faux blossom trees which are an ideal fuss-free decoration idea. Or you can buy a few faux twigs (string lights optional) and arrange in a tall vase for a contemporary look.
If you want to make your own Easter tree, as a starting point you'll need to forage for small branches in the woods from trees that haven't yet blossomed, or buy contorted willow from the florist. You can then decorate as you wish, with either Easter egg decorations or similar bunny designs. You can even keep it pared-back and just entwine string lights around the branches.
To give you some creative inspiration, we spoke to the team at Addo Events about their top Easter tree decorating ideas, designed to suit your home and garden.
1. Simple but effortless tree
Collect some branches from a tree about to bloom and place them in a jug (preferably one with a solid base so you don't see the water). Purchase a few pastel coloured eggs to hang from the branches, or blow your own eggs and paint them. You could also buy plain white eggs and dip them in glitter – these will contrast beautifully against the brown of the twigs. Place the jug on a sideboard and add some arrangements of bulbs, narcissi or daffodils, candles, and finally, some pots of mini chocolate eggs.
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2. Bold and adventurous tree
Buy contorted willow from a florist or flower market and, using a larger vessel placed on a central table (perhaps in the hallway), decorate your tree at 360 degrees using decorations that tie in with your interiors. You may need to weigh down your vase using pebbles.
3. A beautiful show-stopping tree
Another beautiful Easter tree idea is to use a large bunch of blossom loosely popped into a large vase. You could also add some pussy willow or a few flowers such as narcissi or the palest double headed tulips. Around the base you could add candles or rabbits (chocolate or china!).
4. Large scale display tree
For a large scale arrangement find an urn (or a large vase or jug) and create a tree that looks like it is growing from the base. Weight the urn and place lots of moss around it to make it look neat. Fill the urn with branches and decorate with glass and pale feathered eggs for a professional finish.
5. Outside/garden Easter tree
For an outdoor Easter tree, decorate with fairy lights and hang eggs from the branches – this will really come into its own during an egg hunt on Easter Sunday. You could even hide some eggs in the tree – don't forget to pop some low down for kids to reach.
6. An alternative tree
For something totally different, collect a large branch from the garden and tie it upside down, suspended above the table, and decorate – it'll be such a fabulous addition to the Easter table. Suspend with ease with a table rod like this from Not On The High Street, or this table clamp from Rockett St George.
7. Flat Easter tree
Create a flat Easter tree by running twigs, blossom and eggs along the length of the table – it's very easy and effective.
8. Addo's top pick: Circular hoop tree
Addo's favourite styling option for Easter is to take a circular hoop, intertwine twisted willow and blossom, and hang eggs at different heights. Attach to the ceiling or suspend the hoop above the table to create wow factor. And whatever else you do, don't forget to use some feathers – so striking and 'of the moment'.
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