Easter Egg Tree

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

This decorative Easter tree brings a beautiful spring day inside. It is a perfect project to work on with your children or grandchildren. Plastic eggs and bling stickers make up most of the supplies for this project so it comes together quickly!


Supplies Needed:


Mini Plastic Eggs : General supply

Doodlebug : White tree, jewels

Mark Richards : Jewel embellishments
Basic Grey : Bling it

Bazzill : Cardstock, jewels

Oh My Crafts Vinyl : Pink, Blue, Green Metal flake

Ink : Distress Ink – Milled Lavender

Sizzix : Big Shot, Emboss folder

Provo Craft : Cricut Expression, Easter 2010 mini cartridge – retired (many cartridges have these same elements)
Tattered Angels : Tweezers

Ribbon : Assorted scraps
 


Eggs:

1. Select about 8 inches of ribbon (can all be the same color or choose 3 or 4 colors), fold in half and insert ribbon through the hole from the top. Tweezers help to pull the ribbon through the hole. Knot ends.
2. Close egg and decorate with jewels or vinyl cutouts. 




Vinyl:


1. Using small scraps of metal flake vinyl cut out desired vinyl shapes to attach to eggs. Hint: bows, rickrack and words: Spring, Happy Easter – all work well for decorating eggs.
2. Cutting chart:


Cartridge
Object
Size
Speed
Pressure
Blade depth
Easter mini
Bow, rick rack, phrase,
3/4 inch
Medium
Low
4



TIP - Hide seam of eggs by covering with stickers or vinyl.  
Base:

1. Cut 4 squares of light purple cardstock 4 ¾ x 4 ¾”, set aside
2. Cut 4 squares of light lavender cardstock 4 ¼ x 4 ¼”.
3. Ink both insides of embossing folder with water based light purple ink. Repeat inking before each embossing.
4. Center the light lavender square in between the inked embossing folder (some kind of dot large or small) and emboss. Repeat with all squares. Using permanent adhesive, adhere the inked lavender squares to the light purple squares.
5. Next, place repositionable adhesive on the backside of light purple square and attach to base of tree. (By using repositionable adhesive, you can easily remove squares and decorate the tree for another holiday.)
6. Save a few eggs to place around bottom of tree with crumpled tissue paper or Easter grass.




Happy crafting!

6 comments:

Joan V said...

Aww, how cute. Thanks for sharing.

Ms. Lucie said...

Cute tree. My daughter has a PINK Christmas tree. I think I will borrow hers and do this tree! Thanks for the suggestion!

Shawnee said...

How cute. I have had an Easter egg Tree since I was 5 years old. Now I'm passing that onto my kids although they wonder why we have a Christmas tree up til May. They joked I was going to decorate it for Mother's Day next.

alienanessa said...

OMGosh, that is one of the cutest things ever!! Great choice on the iridescent eggs, then covering the seems, just love the overall look!

Emmy said...

How cute! I can't wait to do this with my little ones! They'll have a blast. I have a fake 4 foot pine tree in our livingroom.... I am attached to this thing, lol. So I decided we will decorate it every holiday, not just christmas. A fun and funky tradition that I am starting with the kids. Something wacky they can remember from childhood. But hopefully fondly, lol.

Chris Wooten said...

cute

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