Easter Tree Ideas: Latest Trends Guide
If you found that decorating your Christmas tree brought some much-needed cheer, just you wait until you discover the Easter tree!
Decorating a tree for Easter is a tradition believed to have originated in Germany, where some families add flowers, ribbons and painted eggs either to a tree growing in their garden or a potted one inside their house.
Most notably, the Kraft family in Thuringia have spent the past six decades decorating an Easter tree that becomes more elaborate with each passing year and, as of the last count, it was adorned with 10,000 hand-blown eggs.
We’re not suggesting you try to compete but, as the trend for Easter trees hits our shores, here are some easy ways you can adopt this charming tradition yourself.
Find or buy an Easter tree
You might have the perfect living tree in your back garden to decorate. Better still, choose one in your front garden to bring some joy to your neighbours and passers-by. If you’re looking for a way to brighten up your interiors, you could bring in a potted tree for Easter. Alternatively trim a few pussy willow or birch branches from your garden, put in a vase and decorate, or buy them from a local florist.
You may like the idea of buying a custom-made Easter tree to use time and again, in which case Party Pieces has a great selection including this White Wire tree which looks striking and is simple to decorate. For an even simpler option, we even sell a choice of pre-decorated trees, including this multi-coloured egg stem which arrives all ready to go.
Hunt some Easter egg decorations
Follow tradition with some hand-blown real eggs which you can paint with acrylic colours or dye with food colouring.
This is a brilliant activity to do with children and you can stick to simple yet effective rainbow stripes, turn your eggs into cheeky chicks with googly eyes, or go for something more elaborate by using tape to create a design, immersing in dye, then removing the tape once the paint has dried to reveal your pattern. All you then need is some ribbon and glue to create the loops from which to hang them on your tree.
Add some other Easter themes to your tree
Bunnies, chicks, blossom, bees and baskets; there is something so simple and joyful about all that Easter has to offer. Take inspiration from the sweetest of seasons by decorating your Easter tree with all the joys of spring.
The finishing touches
Once you’ve added your hanging decorations, hunt around the house and garden for some sweet finishing touches. Little ribbons you might have left over from previous birthdays can be tied to the branches to complement your chosen colours, and don’t forget to nod to nature with any fresh blooms you might have growing in your garden – adding fragrance to your home as you do.
Easter tree lights
Every day is a good day for twinkling lights. Dig out your Christmas outdoor LEDs for an exterior tree, or add some extra sparkle to your indoor Easter tree with a string of LED lights or this Botanical Garland with Lights. Shine on!
Around your Easter tree
To complete the picture, why not browse the Party Pieces Easter collection for more ideas? This year we have all you need for a charming Easter scene, from Easter Wreaths for your front door (a particular favourite of Carole’s) to an Easter Bunny Balloon Arch.
Easter is one of our favourite times of year – can you tell?