An Easter Tree that can hold all of your Easter Ornaments. It’s easy, inexpensive to make and it looks pretty on the table.
- 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.
- Block of Craft Styrofoam – I used a 4-inch block.
- A 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!
- A 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- This 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!
- Place your foam into your container, and push the tree into the center of your foam.
- 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 the weight there as well – don’t worry about the looks of it. You’ll cover it up.
- Place the foam insert and tree into your container
- Cover with moss
~Melissa – KidFriendlyThingsToDo.Com