The Easter Egg Tree

Spring-like weather has finally arrived!  And with it, the Easter season.  I love Easter, most of all because of its Christian message of life and hope, and also because there’s not the stress of gift-exchanging.

One part of Easter decorating that we love at our house is the Easter Egg Tree.

Easter egg treeI know you can buy these, but why not make your own?  It has more charm.  My tree is actually a branch my grandpa cut and painted white many years ago.

Just find a branch, preferably one with several places to hang eggs.  I love our eggs because many have special meanings … one I cross-stitched when I was just out of college, several are from a retired-teacher friend (which she used on a classroom tree), some are gifts to my kids, some belonged to me in my childhood.

If you don’t have hangers for all your eggs, use a needle and thread to attach a thread loop.  I anchor my branch in a container of marbles (although it still tends to be a bit tipsy; it’s gone over more than once over the years).

Place it at a hard-to-reach location and you have a lovely Easter treat for the eyes!


12 thoughts on “The Easter Egg Tree

  1. that is super cute……we did The Jesse Tree devotion this past Christmas and did the same thing…….went out into our woods and found the perfect branch from our woods.

    another good “tip” to keep it from “tipping” is to recycle some of that yucky Styrofoam that comes in alot of products packaging. Better than tossing it in the landfill. 🙂

    Thanks…’ve boosted me into breaking out my spring decorations today!


  2. Susan, this is just precious! I love Easter, too, and I like it as well or better than Christmas. Love the colors, the sights, the sounds, and the smells of spring! And of course, it took Easter for us to have new life. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing this with us. I think it’s a nice tradition. And how special that your grandfather cut and painted the branch. I love things like that.


    Sheila 🙂

  3. My mom had an Easter Egg tree and I loved looking at the beautiful and diverse eggs she had made over the years. I might have to do this for my kids!

  4. That’s adorable! Here in SE Georgia and down into many parts of Florida, folks hang their plastic eggs and decorations from the trees outside. Makes the roadside really colorful. ♥ ∞

  5. I do love your handmade tree and the story behind it.
    Have a terrific WFM Wednesday!

  6. We got the black/white chicken when we took a historical jaunt to Corydon, Indiana, years ago. Remember? Jill got a brown one.

  7. Thanks for the reminder of this. I remember my grandmother having one for years with eggs we blew and decorated as kids. I should do something like that for us this year. Not too much of Easter being celebrated where we are, and it would help make it more special to have a sweet and meaningful decoration.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope your girls’ cakes turn our tasty and fun!

  8. I haven’t made one of those for years. So your post inspires me to get out and do it! I also love the season of Easter – so much less rushed than Christmas. One can spend some time on the real meaning of the days.

  9. I’ve been working on assembling my first Easter tree this year and I love it! I agree, no need to buy the things, they’re far too easy to make =)

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