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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Egg Tree

Since my Oma (Grandma) is full German, my mom passed on a lot of German holiday traditions. One of them was the Easter Egg Tree. She and Oma each made one every year. So this year I decided I would do it. They always used blooming Forsythia or Pussy Willow branches, but since my Forsythias are just getting started, and I don't have a Pussy Willow yet, I had to use Maple. Soo....

Here is my Easter Tree. I was a little late putting it together, but I am so glad it is finished. I wasn't sure which direction I wanted to go as far as design/style for decorating the eggs, so I did a plethora of styles. Maybe next year I will go all in one direction or even paint/dye the entire egg, we'll see.All I did was cut 3 small branches from a big fallen Maple branch, then I tied a ribbon around them to keep them together. I stuck them in in my rectangular vase with river rocks in the bottom and green moss on top.

For the eggs, I had started collecting them a couple weeks ago. I just poked holes in both ends with a pin and blew them out for Jimmy's scrambled eggs. I then rinsed the shells and let them dry. Then I pulled the ribbon through with a piece of wire - loop at the top and tied a knot on the bottom. Then I painted them. Easy as pie!


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9 comments:

JAN'S PLACE said...

My gosh, that is really pretty..it looks like it took a lot of time, the eggs look super cool!

Happy Easter and... remember... He is Risen!

Jan

Kallen305 said...

It would not be easy as pie for me, that I can tell you. I am terrible at painting. Your eggs are gorgeous! Such a clever idea with the tree branch. So pretty.

Amy said...

I really like this idea. You did a wonderful job painting them also. I could only do dots. Nothing that fancy. I just wanted to say Thank you for coming by today. I hope you have a great day.

ali said...

That is a really fun idea and it turned out beautifully!

Stopping by from VGNO!

ali
http://www.motivatedmama.net

Anissa said...

Those eggs are beautiful! Your tree turned out great!
Thanks for sharing!

blueviolet said...

Those eggs are just gorgeous! I would really like to try that sometime. I have a sugar egg with a little scene inside and I put that on my blog the other day but I haven't tried to make eggs like you have yet. Next year, can I come over and make them with you?

~*Jessica*~ said...

Those eggs are beautiful!! The egg tree is a great idea. I'm not German, but that would be a good easter project. Thanks for sharing.
♥ J

Tamis said...

Wow, I hope you if visit me often at my blog I become crafty like you! So cool!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Love that tree! The eggs are beautiful - I had mentioned to the Princess Nagger about blowing out eggs and decorating the egg shells, but we ran out of time to do that, so I think I'll make it an ongoing project over the next year so that next year we'll have some cool eggs to decorate a tree with...Princess Nagger is loving the idea of having decorated/painted eggs that you can keep forever (vs. the dyed eggs that you destroy to eat the hard boiled egg inside...*grin!*)

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