Easter trees are now very much a thing in the UK. And actually, they've been a thing in Germany for ages, where there's a long tradition of gathering pretty, bud-laden twigs (often from a pussy-willow tree) and decorating them with colourful Easter eggs – chocolate, ceramic or card – to make an 'Ostereierbaum'.


We really like the idea of hanging bunnies and spring flowers, as well as Easter eggs, on a special Easter tree: it's pretty and joyful and fun – and super-simple to do...

Here's how to make an Easter tree in 5 easy steps

What you'll need:

  • A selection of about 12 pretty twigs or a ready-made twig-tree (see Where to buy, below)
  • 8 to 10 plain hanging eggs, either home-made from card or ready-made ceramic eggs (see Where to buy, below)
  • Paints and paintbrushes
  • Ribbon and glue, optional
  • Soft-toy bunny or mini fluffy Easter chicks

How to make it:

1. Place your tree where you'd like it to be. If you've collected branches, you could place them in a Mason jar or big vase or jug.

2. Decorate your ceramic or cardboard eggs with in bright paint colours – spots and stripes work well.

3. Once the paint on the eggs is dry, glue on ribbon bows, if you like.

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4. Hang the eggs on the branches.

5. Add an Easter bunny or some Easter chicks around the base, if you like, for an extra Easter-y touch.

girl with Easter bunny looking at easter tree

Where to buy what you need for your Easter tree:

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