Posted 28th Mar 2018
Decorating a 'tree' for Easter and spring has started to become increasingly popular for homeowners
There are a variety of ways to go about doing this - you could either purchase one or you could make your own tree with a wire frame, or alternatively, gather some tall twigs in a large jaw / vase which you can then decorate as you see fit.
Decorated 'blown out' eggs or egg-shaped ornaments in papier-mâché or crochet will be ideal - make them light as your twig tree could otherwise struggle to support the weight of the heavy ornaments. Colourful pompoms (which are hung individually or threaded together in a garland), ribbon bows and yarn flowers will also be ideal decorations.
For the finished look, don't forget to decorate the container by holding your twigs with ribbon or a paper band, and cover the stand of your tree with a dolly or tree skirt.
Plant the seeds
Spring is just around the corner, so why not consider bringing the outside in? If you don't have a garden, don't let that deter you - you can still plant kitchen herbs or flowering plants on your window sill. You can then watch these sprouts and mature over the coming weeks. If you have the space, you can sow wildflower seeds and you will then be takin the first step to having a flourishing garden.
Get the kids creating
Who says creativity needs to be complicated? If you're working with, or around, small children, it will be best to keep things simple. Blowing eggs, or trying to decorate them with marble paint, might not be the easiest craft to try with young helpers. Instead, something such as potato printing egg shapes and making pompons will be simpler and will typically go down a treat. You can make some very effective bunting and simple flowers from coloured paper and a little glue. Stick to your chosen colour scheme and it you can witness it all coming together.
Basket and containers
As you start arranging your Easter decorations, you will certainly notice that eggs have a tendency to roll around. The answer? Easter baskets! There are lots of creative opportunities here too. You can make a robust, crocheted basket using scrap fabric yarn, raffia, thick string or garden twine, while a small basket will also be a great way of trying out a coiling technique with yarn, rope or fabric.
Look into the local traditions
People will typically be familiar with the edible traditions of Easter, including Simmel cake (traditionally eaten on the middle Sunday in Lent), and hot cross buns (eaten on Good Friday). However, why not take the chance to delve into the Easter traditions, particularly in your local area? Whether it's an Easter parade, or maypole or Morris dancing, or egg rolling, you can find some traditions to get you active during the spring sunshine.
Tips courtesy of LittleConkers.etsy.com