Thursday, March 22, 2012

Easter Egg Tree 2012

Last weekend I was able to work on a few projects for Easter, and this is one I wanted to do for a long time, my first Easter Egg Tree.

The branches were another part of the bunch I picked a few weeks ago from around the neighborhood, you can read about that HERE.  They are still trimming the trees in my area. The piles of branches are now even bigger, but I'm already done with tree branch projects for the time.


This is a very easy project that gives you a lot of Easter spirit for a few dollars. I gave it a twist with Jelly Beans filling the base and that's how it went a bit pricier than I anticipated. Oh well, we are going to be enjoying them later on ;)





I got a big glass container for the arrangement and a smaller one to fit inside it. The small container was the perfect size, it gave me a small clearance around it to place the Jelly Beans. The only problem was its height, too short. Looking around the house for solutions I found these foams Hubby had in the basement. I cut the circle shapes and put them at the bottom, securing them with tape.




With the first foam inside I began filling around with Jelly Beans.

Second piece of foam, second layer of Jelly Beans.


Now it was time to insert the small container.  Floral foam was place inside this small container to hold the branches.


You can see the process with this nice Photoscape Animation:


At the top I cut a piece of cardboard to keep the final layer of Jelly Beans from falling into the small container.

The final step was to hang the eggs on the tree branches. Easy, right?

You can check how it looks adorning my Easter Tablescape HERE.

Have a wonderful day!




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24 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Simply beautiful! I found this on the Glimpse Inside's link party. I'm your newest follower. Megan

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Very cute! I love the jelly bean layers, adds a lot of spring-time color. :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am visiting via Centsational Girl. I adore your project. So clever!

Happy day, happy spring, happy happy everything!

At The Picket Fence said...

Love that Cristina! It looks so darling and the jelly beans are the perfect touch! :-)
Vanessa

NanaDiana said...

Cristina- What a cute,cute idea. I love the jelly beans to finish it off! xo Diana

Teresa said...

so pretty! I've been wanting an Easter tree for a while and the jelly bean vase is adorable!

Kate said...

What a great Easter tree! I love the jellybeans! I'm pinning this.

I would love it if you added your Easter tree to my Easter Inspiration Party!
http://crafty-kate.blogspot.com/2012/03/easter-inspiration-party.html

Thanks!
Kate

Becca said...

Wow, what a cute Easter tree and fabulous idea !! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial ... love the layered jelly beans, too.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

The jelly bean base and foam in the middle is so clever! Never would have though of that.

Oh, and am seriously digging that blue springy chandelier in the post below. And I love that you spray painted 'in place" ...

:)

Linda

Lorrie said...

That's so cute! I love your Easter tree! I'm now a follower

Vanessa said...

I use to make Easter egg trees as a child. I used an old flower pot and plaster to set spray panted branches in. Then came the fun of blowing out the eggs and decorating them.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

so pretty perfect for spring!
XO
Kristin
thanks for linking up :)

Jeanne said...

I really love the jelly bean base! Such a cute idea and put together so well!

Martha said...

I love Easater egg trees -- I like what you did with the jelly beans -- I put mine in an old ginger jar but the jelly beans give nice color!

Mama Jodi said...

So great. My only problem is I'd probably be eating out all the jelly bellies. Such a great design though!

Kim said...

I agree, I'd be eating the jelly beans too, but I love the display - great job! Love your blog too. I'm here from Marty's party and I'm a new follower. Stop by for a visit sometime.
xoxo,
Kim

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

OH my goodness. HOW ADORBLE. You are crafty! I made an egg tree too, but it doesn't like like yours! Check it out...

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

It's Linda again ...

Thanks for linking it up to our "It's a Cinch" linky!

:)

Linda
www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

Sherry said...

Great centerpiece! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I love filling the center with filler so you don't need as many jelly beans! Thanks so much for linking up. :)

Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage said...

Love the tip for adding the foam in the center of the vase!!

What a fun decoration for a fabulous Easter!

So glad you linked to our Cinch party.
Kelly

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Beautiful! I love Easter Egg Trees! Very clever to use the foam inside the vase! I'll have to remember that!

Thanks for linking!
--Katie

thistlewoodfarm said...

Thank you so much for linking up to the party! I love how your project has turned out! What a great decoration for my Easter table!

blessings,
karianne

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

very clever! and super cute too!

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