How to make: Easter Tree Decorations
Everyone knows how to make a Christmas tree decoration. Bake some gingerbread men, cut out a silver star, and voila. Easter tree decorations are a little trickier, but I’ve got a fool proof method that’s always got me compliments and a tree full of colour.
- Large, free range eggs
- Brightly coloured acrylic paints
- Delicate paintbrushes
- Silver/ gold rollerball pens
- Silver or gold plastic ribbon
- PVA glue for the finish
How to make the Easter tree decorations:
1. Take eggs, the larger the better (and free range, so you’ll go to heaven). Prick each end with a safety pin, making one hole larger than the other.
2. Stick the safety pin into the egg and jiggle it around a little, to break up the yolk.
3. Now for the slightly yucky bit. Put your lips to the small hole and blow the yolk out slowly through the large hole. (Collect the eggs into a bowl – perfect for some Easter cupcakes). Rinse with water to ensure all of your yolk is out, and the egg is clean inside.
4. Dry the eggs for 10 minutes in the oven at a low heat.
5. When they’ve cooled, you can carefully paint the eggs with a bright acrylic paint. Do as many coats as you can – it’s only going to strengthen the egg.
6. Here’s where you can let your artistic streak or imagination run wild. With your silver or gold pen, draw freehand designs on your eggs. I went for abstract designs with stars and leaves but perhaps rabbits, lambs or flowers in keeping with the Easter theme?
7. Finish with a coat of PVA glue to fix in the design, strengthen the eggs and give them a shine.
7. Take a small length of the ribbon and feed it through the two holes. You may have to make the smaller one slightly bigger for this, or sellotape the ribbon to a needle to get it through. Once it is, tie a small knot at the bottom to secure it.