Plastic Easter eggs aren't just for Easter baskets or an Easter egg hunt! We have a bit of a fun Easter tradition at our home! For the past few years, my daughter and I have created an Easter egg tree outside our home.
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In years past, we just tied a few plastic eggs to some ornate tree branches I had in a pot on our front porch!
If you do not have a small tree in your outdoor space, this actually works very well to add a splash of spring color to outdoor Easter decorations.
My daughter and our "Easter Tree" a few years ago;-) Note the cute carrots on our front door in lieu of Easter wreaths.
But, this year we decided to use an actual tree in our yard for our DIY Easter Egg Tree.
If you want a fast, easy, and inexpensive outdoor Easter decor idea, this is it! This is the same tree we've used to hang outdoor string lights to give us a Christmas tree outdoors!
How to Hang Plastic Easter Eggs from Outdoor Tree
Step 1: Pick your tree
When hanging Easter eggs from a tree, try to find a small ornamental tree. The one we selected has multiple branches that my daughter could easily reach, so it was a winner. The bare branches were easy to access with is key.
Step 2: Gather your supplies
I save all of our plastic Easter eggs each year. At this point, I have quite the stash of colorful Easter eggs plus lots of pastel colors that are popular Easter decoration.
You likely have all you need to complete this easy project without going out to buy a thing. This is truly such an easy way to make your own Easter tree.
Step 3: Cut twine and place end inside egg
We cut our twine approximately 10 inches long.
We simply tied a small knot at the end of the string and stuck the end of the twine inside the egg. Make sure it snapped securely together.
We still had plenty of twine left to tie around the tree branches.
Step 4: Tie the twine to the tree branch using double knot
It gets pretty windy at our home, so we made sure to tie a double knot in the twine.
Step 5: Spread the eggs out evenly on the Easter egg tree
We did our best to get the eggs in positions that would look symmetrical.
I used a step stool to get the eggs a little bit higher.
But, I will be honest that I wasn't loving the idea of getting these eggs out of the tree in a month or so, after all of the spring leaves were in full bloom on the tree.
If I got them too high, I'd have to fight the leaves with a ladder to cut out the twine and eggs.
So, we kept the eggs a bit lower. Our fun little Easter tree still looked super cute, in my opinion!
Easter egg tree complete!
This fun DIY was finished in about 15-20 minutes. Even if you don't already have a stash of plastic Easter eggs, you can snag several for just a few dollars.
Nothing like a fast AND inexpensive DIY with the whole family
On a side note, my husband was teaching our 8th grade son to mow at the same time my daughter and I were making our little egg tree in the front yard.
Kids grow up so fast, you guys!
Watching him learn to mow just reinforced how important it is to enjoy every single phase with the kids. The next stage of life will be here in no time!
If you are searching for more spring decorating ideas, I've got several to choose from.
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- Plastic Easter eggs
- Select small outdoor tree. Ensure your tree will be easy to reach from ground level. May need ladder for taller trees. Gather several plastic eggs, twine, and scissors.
- Tie knot on end of twine and secure inside egg. Be sure the egg is fully closed.
- Tie twine to tree branches. Use double knot to secure twine to tree.
Any thick string could be substituted for twine.