Tree decorating isn't just for Christmas. This year, we're loving decorated Easter trees. These are our favorite ways to decorate real or faux trees for Easter.

By BH&G Holiday Editors
Updated March 14, 2019

Not all eggs belong in a basket! Create your own decorative Easter egg tree—any of these spring centerpiece ideas will steal the show at your Easter brunch. Easter egg trees started as a traditional outdoor decoration in Germany and Scandinavia. 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!

Cracked Egg Easter Tree Decorations

Part Easter buy, part Easter DIY! These papier-mâché eggs come precracked; 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.

Buy it: Craft Pedlars CPL1010402 Cracked Egg Ornament, $3.30

Blooming Easter Egg Tree Centerpiece

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 natural dyed eggs hung with satin ribbons. We chose ivory ribbon with eggs of different hues to create an earthy yet cohesive look.


Bright and White Easter Tree

Cue the color! Haeley from Design Improvised proves not all Easter decor has to be pastel, and we're seriously crushing on her bold Easter tree. Transform sticks from the backyard with a quick coat of white paint and a rainbow of painted ceramic egg ornaments. Finish the look by hanging confetti-inspired plastic eggs.

Outdoor Easter Tree

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.

Buy it: EK Tools Butterfly Punch, $17.27

Paper Egg Easter Tree

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 them 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.

Easter Branch Bouquet

This stunning springtime centerpiece is a happy medium between a decorated Easter tree and a traditional floral arrangement. Gather some long branches and use hot glue to attach pink faux blooms, then arrange the branches in a vase. Voilà! If you are worried about your vase tipping over, add in some sand, glass pebbles, or colored Easter eggs for weight.

Related: Long-Lasting Easter Decor



DIY Paper Swedish Easter Tree

Instagrammer The House That Lars Built created one of our favorite Easter tree ideas: swapping out eggs for paper feathers! Inspired by the Easter tree traditions of Scandinavia, these feathers look light enough to take flight. Get her must-have tips and tricks for cutting, decorating, and curling the paper feathers to achieve this light, bright Easter tree look.



Pretty Paper Easter Tree Craft

Lia Griffith took her Easter tree inspiration from Scandinavian tradition too. Her beautiful Easter tree decorations are all about simplicity and interesting design. Lia created a 3-D effect using painted paper and the result is seriously gorgeous. We love how she finished her Easter branches with simple cut paper feathers.

Related: Fun Easter Crafts for Kids

Pastel Easter Tree

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 simple 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.


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