Create a beautiful and modern white Easter tree in under 5 minutes with this simple DIY using plastic white branches.
When do you start thinking about Spring? Is it that first warm and sunny day after Valentine’s Day that puts a pep in your step? Or maybe the first bloom or green grass in your yard? For me, there’s not a more perfect time to chase the winter blues away than with my dear friend Stephanie and our annual series.
DIY White Easter Tree Branches in Moss
My inspiration this year comes from Ikebana, the Japanese art of flowering arranging. I wanted to create a modern look with a white Easter tree and bright green moss. It was only fitting to finish off the tree with Sakura or Cherry Blossoms.
Here’s what you need to create a white Easter tree:
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- Plastic white branches
- Compote or other decorative bowls
- Pink faux flower heads
- Gravel or florist frog/styrofoam
Usually I go straight to my back garden to find branches for an easter tree. I actually tried to use plaster of paris to cover a couple of dried branches but the plaster and twigs were too brittle. The latest (and unusal) freeze did a number on our yard so I threw in the towel and searched for some inexpensive white plastic twigs/branches online. I’m so happy I did becuase they shipped quickly and I can reuse them year after year. Thanks Amazon!
A compote dish or other pedestal bowl is perfect for this Easter DIY inpsired by Ikebana. If you have a tarnished silver dish like I did, use the easy DIY in this article to make it shine again! Look at this satisfying before and after!
How to make a white Easter tree with a moss bed:
- Fill your bowl with gravel or attach a florist frog or styrofoam to the bottom. The gravel will create a weighted holder for the twigs and also fill up the majority of the bowl. Dried rice or beans can also be used in a pinch.
- Place a layer of Spanish moss at the top of the bowl. Use enough to create a mound shape that slightly peaks in the center.
- (optional) Place decorative pink rocks on the moss to contrast with the bright green and compliment the flower heads that will be added later.
- Insert white tree branches into the moss and gravel underneath. I used three and made a triangle shape to have an even arrangement. Pull off fake flower heads like cherry blossoms and fit them on a few tips of the white branches.
I love that I had Japanese flowers to use on my Japanese inspired White Easter tree! You can really have fun with the colors. Anything would look great with the pop of white and bright green!
I placed my silver bowl on a decorative stand to give it more height! Eventually, I would like to have a brass or gold compote for Ikebana and other arrangements.
Fun facts. First, the silver bowl has a stamp on the bottom dating it back to the early 1900s and was my grandmother’s. Second, a good friend gifted me the decorative stand found at an estate sale. Third, my mom gave me the pink rocks hoping I could find a use for them.
And finally, we lived in Japan for four years and I attended an actual Ikebana conference and showcase that was amazing! I also met and befriended a local family that is very special to me. So this arrangement is not only super cute but sentimental and full of backstories. Just the way I like my decor!
Doesn’t it look perfect in my bright office which always looks like Spring? If I turn on the space heater it may even feel like Spring. Ha!
I styled this shot so that my DIY Obi (the belt/sash that goes around a kimono) pillow would show. The Obi is made with shibori fabric and trimmed with a pom-pom embellishment. The funny thing is, I didn’t realize how many Japanese elements I used until just now.
I hope this easy white Easter tree DIY inspired you! Make sure to head over to Casa Watkins Living for another simple and beautiful Easter tree idea and come back tomorrow for Day 2 of A Very Global Easter.
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