Seeing all the beautiful cherry blossoms this time of year inspired me to make my first Easter tree, using a few branches of cherry blossom. Easter trees have never been a tradition in my family but it’s something I want to do every year now, simply for the purpose of bringing a feeling of Spring into my home!
To decorate the tree, I used a simple homemade clay using PVA glue and cornflour to make some Easter bunny ornaments. You could also just use salt dough but I just happened to have these ingredients to hand. I then used decoupage to decorate the ornaments and hung them on the tree with some ribbon.
It probably goes without saying that this would be a real kid-friendly activity but it also makes a stylish addition to your home. It looks great on a shelf, the mantle place or on a window sill.
Do you follow this Easter tradition?
See the step by step instructions below on how to make your own…
DIY Easter Tree & Ornaments
Easter Bunny Ornaments
You will need…
- 1/2 cup PVA glue + more for decoupage
- 1 cup cornflour
- Bunny shaped cookie cutters
- Patterned tissue paper
- Mix the PVA glue and cornflour together until you get a smooth dough. Add more glue if it’s too dry and more cornflour if it’s too sticky.
- Roll out to a 1cm thick dough and use cookie cutters to create shapes. Use a straw to punch a hole in the top of the ornaments so you can thread string through them later on.
- Leave the ornaments to dry out overnight at room temperature. In the morning they should be rock solid.
- To decorate, brush some PVA glue over the ornaments and assemble small pieces of tissue paper on top, brushing more glue on top to seal it. Leave to dry for at least 1 hour.
Cherry Blossom Easter Tree
You will need…
- Cherry blossom branches
- Old vase or jug
- String or ribbon
- Gather a few branches from a cherry blossom tree using secateurs to cut them off (make sure you have permission from the owner!!)
- Arrange in a pretty vase or jug filled with a little clean water.
- Thread your ornaments with some string or ribbon and hang them on the branches.
- The blossomed branches should keep fresh for a week or two indoors, just change the water a couple of times.