Easter Tree

April 9, 2009

Megan, the friend I attended the Martha Stewart taping with, has been putting the glitter she received to good use. Knowing my time is crunched this month, she made my family an Easter Tree — so that I wouldn’t need to pull out the glitter myself in the middle of all the towers of boxes we’re living with. I can’t imagine a more thoughtful gift.




There are 7 eggs. Each one blown out, dyed, then glittered with a family member’s initial. The tree was waiting on the table when the kids got home from school last week and they pretty much went crazy over it. The personalized eggs. Oh. And the Snickers. Thank you, Megan!

What have you done for Easter decorations this year? How are you dying your eggs?

 

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1 THE PARIS HOUSE April 9, 2009 at 11:12 am

this is so beautiful, my four year old son, Oliver’s loves to glitter so we are off to Michael’s to pick up some more Martha Stewart glitter to make his grandparents a homemade Easter gift,thanks for sharing

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2 Jasmine April 9, 2009 at 11:58 am

What a thoughtful gift!

I am new to your blog and love the photos that you have here. Great stuff!

Thought I would share a link to the eggs that I decorated last year. I basically glued ribbons and flowers onto plastic eggs. Hope you like them!

http://web.me.com/litsnjas/Blog/Our_Story/Entries/2008/3/17_Easter_Egg_Tree.html

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3 Allegra April 9, 2009 at 12:10 pm

I wish I had the time and energy to do this!! How precious and cute.

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4 Mixing Bowl Mama April 9, 2009 at 12:33 pm

That is a wonderful gift…I wish I had a friend like that! We mostly do eater foods and treats and not so many crafts, although after seeing that tree I’m thinking we should…

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5 emmersrae April 9, 2009 at 1:04 pm

My time is crunched this Easter as well. We are on the opposite end of Gabrielle. We just moved into our house, and most things aren’t unpacked yet. Plus this is only our 2nd easter together (my husband and I) so we don’t have much to begin with. My mom hardboiled my eggs for me, and then I let them sit in a tea and instant coffee mixture for a few hours. I really like them. The instant coffee made them a little specled and very natural. Perfect for the decor in our house.

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6 Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) April 9, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Just beautiful!!! What a dear, dear friend!!!

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7 Anonymous April 9, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Looks like you and your family will be able to enjoy easter after all. Your friend must be a wonderful person.
My version of easter is somewhat different. The text is in Swedish but you might enjoy the pictures.

http://www.tasteline.com/Artiklar_och_guider/i-sasong/Pask/Paskens-snyggaste-pyssel/

http://www.tasteline.com/Artiklar_och_guider/I-Populara-teman/dukning/Godisboxar/

/Anna

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8 Kathleen at Twig and Thistle April 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm

That tree is lovely and it’s nice that it can be used and added to for years to come.

I ended up making a few easter crafts just for fun this year: A paper easter basket, stuffed bunny and homemade marshmallow peeps! Maybe a little overboard but I had a blast! Here are some links to each of my projects:

http://www.twigandthistle.com/blog/2009/04/diy-easter-basket/

http://www.twigandthistle.com/blog/2009/04/diy-stuffed-easter-bunny/

http://www.twigandthistle.com/blog/2009/03/diy-marshmallow-peeps/

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9 Mel April 9, 2009 at 4:09 pm

So pretty! I love Easter Trees. I haven’t made Easter eggs in a long time. These make we want to start again.

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10 Aimee Greeblemonkey April 9, 2009 at 4:10 pm

sooooooooooooooo cute.

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11 Smiling Mama April 9, 2009 at 7:56 pm

We’ll be making cascarones this year, a wonderful Mexican tradition I’ve learned from my husband’s family. Basically they are hallowed eggs, decorated then filled with confetti. You run around on Easter morning cracking them over people’s heads so the confetti rains down. It is great fun!

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12 ELK April 9, 2009 at 9:35 pm

what a very special friend ~this tree turned out so lovely…the teal is amazing…this is my window sill ~ elk
pink love

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13 Miyo Wada April 10, 2009 at 4:30 am

They have some beautiful plywood mobile decorations at showroom finland – they are seasonal hanging decorations
http://www.showroomfinland.fi/seasonal/seasonalpage.html

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14 Joy Zheng April 10, 2009 at 8:26 am

I went all out when my friend taught me the ukranian method of dying eggs, they’re beautiful! Check them out:

http://juaniejoy.blogspot.com

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15 Jenelle April 15, 2009 at 2:40 am

What a nice friend you have! That is so sweet of her to brighten up your Easter festivities. I love that Martha Stewart glitter and wanted to use it for eggs, but unfortunately had to go out of town for an emergency the day before Easter, so we didn’t get to decorate any.

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16 Rachel March 19, 2011 at 11:25 pm

I LOVE this! So fun! I have featured your post in my Easter Inspirations as one of my favorite ideas on the web. Thanks so much for sharing!

http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/03/easter-inspirations.html

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17 Deanna (Shady Tree Diary) March 27, 2011 at 2:19 pm

Love this idea! At our house we have a ridiculous amount of leftover plastic eggs from the last several years. We could put them to use with this. Thanks for sharing!
Deanna @ shadytreediary.blogspot.com

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