Egg Tree with Pink Flocked rabbit

Egg Tree Tutorial


Spring is in the air, and what better way to celebrate than by adding a whimsical touch to your home decor with a DIY Egg Tree? This project is not only fun but also incredibly easy, making it a perfect activity for crafters of all levels. So, gather your supplies, and let’s hop into this creative adventure!

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Medium-sized plastic eggs
  • Matte finish acrylic paint in your favorite spring colors (I used Folk Art Matte Finish in the colors: Seashell Pink, Cottage Rose, Ivory White, Country Twill, Mossy Meadow and Thicket).
  • 5/8” ribbon in coordinating colors
  • Scissors
  • Wax paper
  • Vinyl gloves (to keep your hands clean while painting)
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Branches or floral stems (real or faux, depending on your preference)
  • A vase to hold your Egg Tree

Let’s Get Crafting!

Step 1: Paint Your Eggs

Lay out your wax paper to protect your surface, slip on your vinyl gloves, and let the painting begin! Give each plastic egg a coat of matte finish acrylic paint. Feel free to mix and match colors or add designs to make each egg uniquely beautiful. Allow them to dry completely.

Painting an egg with white paint

Step 2: Make Your Bows

While your eggs are drying, take your 5/8” ribbon and cut strips long enough to make small bows (~6-7 inches). These will add a charming touch to your Egg Tree. Once cut, tie them into bows and set them aside for now.

Step 3: Prep Your Eggs

If your plastic eggs came with any ribbons or attachments for hanging, go ahead and remove those now. We’ll be replacing them with our own!

Step 4: Create Hanging Loops

Cut more ribbon, this time into short lengths (~8-10 inches) to create loops for hanging your eggs from the branches. Fold each piece into a loop and hot glue the ends together.

Step 5: Attach the Loops

Using your hot glue gun, attach the ribbon loops to the top of each painted egg. Make sure the loop is securely glued to allow for easy hanging.

Step 6: Add the Bows

Now, take those pretty bows you made earlier and attach them to the top of the eggs, right where the loops are attached. The bows will not only hide the glue but also add an extra layer of cuteness to your eggs!

Step 7: Assemble Your Egg Tree

Arrange your branches or floral stems in the vase. Once your eggs and bows are dry and secure, start hanging your decorated eggs on the branches. Distribute them evenly to create a balanced, eye-catching display.

Tips for a Fabulous Egg Tree:

  • Variety is the Spice of Life: Use different shades and patterns of paint and ribbon to add depth and interest to your Egg Tree.
  • Keep It Light: Make sure not to overload any branch with too many eggs. Balance is key!
  • Recycle and Reuse: This project is a great way to repurpose a vase and branches you might already have at home.
  • Safety First: Always be careful when using a hot glue gun, especially if crafting with little ones.

Creating your own Egg Tree is a delightful way to bring the freshness and vibrancy of spring into your home. Whether you’re crafting alone or involving the whole family, this DIY project is sure to add a splash of joy and color to your springtime decor. So embrace the season of renewal with this fun and festive craft.

If you’d like to see a full length video tutorial of the process on Facebook, you can check it out here or you can watch a quick Instagram Reel here. Happy crafting!

Wishing you grace, Stephanie

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