Friday, March 15, 2013

Teacher's Easter Egg Tree: Easy, Eco-Friendly Decor

I just wanted to let everyone know that my daughter has an


Ok, yeah... I've mentioned that before.  She's done something really cool this time, though.  She's created a spectacular Easter decoration that also happens to be environmentally friendly.

What is it?

It'a an Easter Egg Tree, of course!

  • One old branch, 
  • 1 1/2 cups of dry rice, 
  • a handful of Easter grass, 
  • one ribbon, 
  • craft eggs hung with thin ribbon, 
  • and a glass mug.

Perfectly easy.
I mean, there's really no need to give you any instructions.  As long as you can see the end product and know what supplies were used, you can figure it out without a need for tutorials.  See? I told you she was awesome!

Even better, this truly was a grab-what-you-have sort of masterpiece.  

The items she used were scavenged from within her home, rather than bought.  Everything was surplus from prior projects.  Even the glass mug base was something that would otherwise sit in storage or end up thrown out.

Yet, she was able to creatively use it to lend support to a magnificently eye-catching Easter Egg Tree, using the handle to tie a festive bow.

For those of us that live in an area where snow is still on the ground when Easter decorating begins, a fallen tree branch can really help bring together a small, colorful arrangement that warms the heart.

Living in Minnesota, I'm learning more about uses for tree branches every day.  

You probably remember my fall decor, created by placing a few sticks into a painted bottle, then dressing it up a bit.

Well, I now think I'll have to create an Easter Egg Tree for my home.  I mean, how can I resist something that brings joy simply by existing?

That's right... I can't.  

And neither can you - admit it!  Head off to the area where you store your leftover crafting supplies, and see what you can come up with.  The many different designs possible are numerous!

Maybe you won't create an Easter Egg Tree.  Maybe it'll be an Easter Bunny Tree.  Or maybe an Easter Sunrise Tree?

Whatever it ends up being, it'll be straight from the heart, and that makes all the difference.

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