Easter Trees Are The Hottest Spring Trend: See 6 Looks We're Loving

Tree decorating isn't just for Christmas! These are our favorite ways to decorate Easter trees for spring.

Not all eggs belong in a basket! This spring we're displaying our pastel eggs on Easter trees rather than in traditional baskets and bowls. Easter egg trees started as a traditional outdoor decoration in Scandinavia and Germany, but have recently been rising in popularity in the United States. And we're not the only ones decorating with the trees: There are currently more than 58,000 Instagram posts tagged #eastertree and each one is prettier than the last.

This spring, create your own decorative Easter egg tree, or purchase one to use as a spring centerpiece that will steal the show at your Easter brunch. Bring the tradition inside by decorating a small faux tree or collection of branches with flowers, cut paper shapes, and dyed Easter eggs. Decorated Easter trees are a colorful and festive way to welcome the spring season. These are some of our favorite looks.

01 of 06

Cracked Egg Easter Tree

pussy willow branches painted egg ornaments
Blaine Moats

Part Easter buy, part Easter DIY! These papier-mâché eggs come pre-cracked; all you need to do is apply a coat or two of colorful chalk-finish paint. To make your Easter twig tree, fill a tall vase with cut pussy willow branches and gently hang the painted eggs. Finish the display with metallic Easter grass and chocolates wrapped in gold foil.

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Blooming Easter Egg Tree

easter eggs spring decor hanging branches vase ribbon
Linda Pugliese

This gorgeous Easter tree craft proves simple is best. Start this handmade spring centerpiece with a tall, cylindrical vase. Add a couple of cut blooming branches to create the base, then decorate the Easter branches with naturally dyed eggs hung with satin ribbons. We chose ivory ribbon with eggs of different hues to create an earthy yet cohesive look.

03 of 06

Glittery Easter Egg Tree

easter tree with decorated eggs
Jacob Fox

Add a bit of glam to your holiday table with this glittery Easter egg tree. Create several decorated eggs and hang them from pink painted branches. Display the finished arrangement in a tall ceramic vase.

04 of 06

Outdoor Easter Tree

Butterfly Tree Project

Set the mood for spring with an Easter tree decorated with a kaleidoscope of cheery butterflies. Use a paper punch to cut cardstock butterflies in seasonal shades of pink, yellow, and orange. We added detail to the butterflies using an acrylic paint pen, outlining some and decorating others. Insert cut branches in an outdoor planter filled with floral foam and cover the top with purchased moss.

05 of 06

Pastel Easter Tree

Spring/Easter tree, full shot

Easter tree ornaments don't have to be complicated. Cut-out paper birds and simple colored eggs dress up a bucket filled with tall branches in this spring centerpiece. Using plastic eggs and paper keeps the arrangement light enough so that it won't tip over. To make it, fill a colored bucket with sand; insert branches, then hang the handmade paper bird ornaments and plastic eggs to complete the display.

06 of 06

Paper Egg Easter Tree

Easter egg ornaments

You don't need blown-out eggs to create pretty Easter tree ornaments. Made from paper, these colorful hanging eggs are the perfect Easter craft for kids. Work with your little ones to cut egg shapes out of construction or scrapbooking paper, then help them decorate each egg with colorful stickers and ribbon. We hung our finished paper eggs from pussy willow branches arranged in a rustic metal bucket.

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