Make An Easter Tree – A Craft & Instructions

Make a rustic Easter Tree for a decoration that will hold all of your Easter Eggs

This is an Easter Tree that CAN hold all of your Easter Ornaments! It’s easy, inexpensive to make ( the materials for the tree are around $5.00), and it looks pretty on the table! Here’s what  you’ll need to Make An Easter Tree

    

 Here’s What You’ll Need For The Tree:

  • Naturally Wired – I found this in Michael’s Craft Store – In the Florist Supply Aisle – It is hanging on a hook.

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  • Wire Cutters
  • A 12 in. Wooden Dowel – Size Depends on how thick you would like your trunk. You can find a bag of dowels in any craft store.
  • A Block of Craft Styrofoam – I used a 4 inch block.
  • An Easter Basket or container of choice. – Try to find something the foam will fit in snuggly. I found my Easter basket in Walmart – I like the unique square shape. the square basket is perfect for the foam. They have several different colors to choose from – Some even have little bunnies on the design!
  • Sheet of Moss – I found mine at Michael’s craft store. I’ve seen them at Walmart, in the floral-craft supply aisle.
  • Silk flowers – Get ones that look like a spring blossom.

Now, Getting Started:

  • Starting with a dowel, as your base, using long strips of naturally wired – about 15 inches long – start wrapping the naturally wired around the dowel – going up in a spiral fashion. Leave gaps in the dowel is OK. You’ll fill those in with the next few wires. Make sure you don’t make it so tall that it’s top heavy

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  • As you add another long strip, try to wrap it around the dowel, and fill in the gaps left from the last wire.
  • As you get to the top, wrap the two wires together twisting them for strength – leaving about 6-8 inches unwrapped.

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  • The unwrapped pieces will be branches – place those outward, and upward to look like tree branches.
  • You can repeat until you are happy with the thickness of your trunk, and amount of base branches.

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  • Now, if you want to use your leftover wire, add more secondary branches.
  • Just, start twisting out at the base of the branch – where the branch meets the trunk.

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  • Now would be a good time to add some flower stems with your silk blossoms. – Just cut off a piece of the flower and stem, and twist around it to secure it in the branch.
  • Shape to your preference!

Almost there!:

  • Place your foam into your container, and push the tree into the center of your foam.

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  • You can add some decorative rocks for weight, or whatever you have on hand to give it more weight. Fill in the gaps around the foam.
  • You can even cut out holes into the foam, and put weight there as well – don’t worry about the looks of it. You’ll cover it up.
  • Make a rustic Easter Tree for a decoration that will hold all of your Easter Eggs
  • Place the foam insert and tree into your container
  • Cover with moss!

~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com 

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