Create a modern Easter tree with DIY clay easter egg ornaments for day one of A Very Global Easter series with Casa Watkins Living.
Welcome to our first day of A Very Global Easter Series with Casa Watkins Living. We had so much fun doing this series last year we decided to bring back another seven days of globally inspired DIYs and decorating ideas for you. Today’s theme is Easter trees and I’m excited to share how to decorate a nordic inspired Easter tree with DIY clay Easter egg ornaments.
DIY Clay Easter Egg Ornaments for an Easter Tree
Most of my easter decor is more on the eclectic maximalist side this year (wait until you see my easter table!) but I decided to go for a more minimal and simple look with the nordic inspired easter tree. My daughter is on spring break so she helped me with the DIYs for this series. We are having a lot of fun!
How to make an easter tree:
Traditionally easter trees in Germany are trees or bushes outside decorated with eggs and in Sweden, you can find twigs brought in and decorated with eggs, feathers, and sometime even chickens. We cut down a couple of oak branches for our easter tree and tied white ostrich feathers with fishing wire to a few small branches. The DIY clay eggs add a handcraft and modern touch.
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What you need for clay egg ornaments:
How to create clay eggs:
- Pull off a ball of clay and knead to soften.
- Use a rolling pin and flatten the clay removing any wrinkles and creases.
- Flip clay over and repeat.
- For your first egg, use a template or freehand an egg shape with a craft knife. For additional eggs, you can use your first shape as a template.
- Cut out keeping knife straight up and down as much as possible.
- Peel away excess clay.
- Smooth edges with fingers using a light touch.
- Puncture a hanging hole with the bottom of a paint brush or other small tool.
- Let dry 12-24 hours before painting with craft paint. Thread with fishing wire and tie off a loop.
Hang clay eggs on your easter tree! We used green, light green, deep purple, and light pink for our eggs. You’ll be seeing these colors all week with the other DIYs.
The bunny art print on the wall is my from my talented friend Daisy Faith Art. Isn’t it cute?
Make sure to check out Stephanie’s gorgeous folk art bohemian Easter tree!!
Come back tomorrow for Day 2 or see all of A Very Global Easter series on this page.
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