Hi, good to have you here!
I'm now in full Easter mode and today's project totally rocks, if I might say so. ;)
This year's Easter egg tree idea came from none other than my talented friend Jaime from That's my Letter. Last week I happened to stop by her blog and read everything about this project, guess what? I loved it, but my mind kept on changing her original project to a little tree.
So, that's what I created...
an Easter egg tree!
The materials and tools you'll need:
- 1 Dowel ½" x 48"
- 2 Dowels ¼" x 48"
- 1 Round wood base - 4" dia.
- Wood glue
- Drill with ¼" drill bit and a smaller bit
- ¼" Spade drill bit
- Hand saw
- Tape measure
Use the saw cut one 16½" piece out of the ½" dowel.
From the ¼" dowels cut two pieces each at the following lengths 7", 10", and 12"
Once all the pieces are cut, it's time to drill the holes on the main ½" dowel center support. From the bottom up at 5", 6½", 9", 10½", 13", and 14½", alternating their position for each set to be one dowel perpendicular to the other.
For drilling the holes in the ½" dowel first make a hole with a drill bit smaller than the ¼" needed.
Once all openings are done, you can go ahead and insert the ¼" crossed pieces (picture below). Sometimes they don't fit, you just need to go once more with the drill bit, however, it's better for they to have a tight fit. I didn't even use glue on these.
Finally, find the center on the wood base and using the ¼" Spade drill bit score a hole half way the thickness of the base. Insert the tree and secure it with glue. I also drove a small nail from underneath up the base for better support.
You can now paint it and decorate it whichever way you want to. I spray painted it white. Colorful wooden beads were glued on each end of the dowels. As a final touch it was top off with a crystal knob I had on hand.
Here it is, all ready to be decorate it.
The same little figures from my last year Easter egg tree were used here.
This is going to be the centerpiece on our Easter table HERE..
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