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

By Emily VanSchmus
Updated March 03, 2021
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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. We’re not the only ones decorating with the trees: There are currently more than 45,000 Instagram posts tagged #eastertree and searches are up 63% over the last five years, according to Google. You can 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.

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vase of pussy willow branches with painted egg ornaments

Cracked Egg Easter Tree

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 ($3, Oriental Trading) and chocolates wrapped in gold foil.

gold twig tree with colorful pom poms on the ends

Pom-Pom Easter Tree

Cue the color! This stunning springtime centerpiece is a happy medium between traditional Easter pastels and modern metallics. The 28-inch tall tree is painted in gold glitter and adorned with colorful pastel poms in purple, green, yellow, orange, teal, and pink. The tree is attached to a cement base wrapped in linen, which will keep it from tipping over onto your Easter brunch recipes, even with little hands reaching across the table.

Buy It: Glitter Pom-Pom Tree ($59, Pottery Barn Kids)

Easter Eggs

Blooming Easter Egg Tree

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.

easter tree with decorated eggs
Credit: Jacob Fox

Glittery Easter Egg Tree

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.

Butterfly Tree Project

Outdoor Easter Tree

Set the mood for spring with an Easter tree decorated with a kaleidoscope of cheery butterflies. Use a paper punch (like this Butterfly Punch, $6, Michaels) 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.

Spring/Easter tree, full shot

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 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.

Easter egg ornaments

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 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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