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Video: Easter Tree: Which Branches And Decoration To Choose?
There are only a few weeks left until Easter and you are definitely looking for some ideas to decorate your home. Under no circumstances can you do without the Easter tree which, in addition to being a very original centerpiece, remains a tradition that young and old alike look forward to. If you need help and inspiration to make and decorate the most beautiful DIY Easter tree, Deavita is by your side. Check out our selection of 35 photos that you can easily recreate to celebrate the arrival of spring and the return of Easter.
We have collected all the information you need to learn about the types of branches to prefer for your Easter tree, the different decoration variants and the tips that will keep the branches fresh as long as possible. We will also inform you when the Easter tree should be placed on the table. At the end of the article, you will find more ideas on how to decorate the branches by diverting them into a great decoration for the party.
When to put the Easter tree?
Traditionally, the Easter tree must take its place the week before Easter, Holy Week, and more specifically Maundy Thursday. So you can welcome the Easter party with super cool decoration. You will not have to worry about the condition of the branches that are part of your decorative composition. Of course, whoever wants to decorate his house earlier, should not deprive himself of the opportunity. It will be enough simply to replace the dry branches with a few fresh ones.
You also shouldn't delay putting your Easter tree on too long, because the branches need time to bud until Easter Sunday. It usually takes two or three days. If it's a garden shrub that you plan to decorate, you can do it even a few weeks before Easter Day.
Which branches to choose for your Easter tree?
There is no specific rule regarding the type of branches to prefer to make your Easter tree. Usually, crooked willow, hazel or forsythia are used. But the branches of prunus, apple, Japanese quince also create a very beautiful decorative effect on the Easter table. It would still be wise to avoid flowering branches which could cause allergic reactions.
Other branches you can use:
• White or red hawthorn
• Twisted willow or tortuous
• Wild dogwood • European gorse
• Cytise false ebony or Cytise with clusters
• Japanese quince
• Common lilac (Syringa vulgaris)
For your Easter tree, you can use whatever branches you like. The variety is really interesting which allows you to experiment each year with very different compositions. Since Easter falls on a different date each year, depending on the weather at that time, it is very likely that some trees and shrubs will bloom too early or too late. In such a case, you will need to be creative in using what nature has to offer.
Before we continue, we would like to focus on the twisted willow branches which are particularly suitable for creating an original Easter tree. Thanks to its very decorative appearance, the crooked willow can be used as is and does not require additional decorations. You can still experiment by adding or removing decorations as you wish.
Evergreen branches are a must have for a self-respecting Christmas decoration. But they are just as well suited for Easter decoration. Pair them with other flowering branches and you make sure you have a decorative arrangement that no one else will.
Another great idea would be to make an Easter tree out of magnolia branches. In addition to being irresistibly beautiful and elegant, the flowers of this tree will invite spring into your interior and to your festive table. As an added bonus, the magnolia blooms between March and June, so if Easter falls in early spring, you might be in luck.
How to decorate the Easter tree?
The most well-known and probably the most popular Easter tree decorations are emptied Easter eggs. These can also be replaced with plastic or polystyrene eggs. Whatever your choice, we advise you to decorate your Easter tree with brightly colored eggs that will bring joy to your home.
Do not hesitate to choose the branches for your Easter tree according to their flowers (if it has any) and the color palette you want to use for your decoration. For example, if you have chosen yellow as the predominant color, the ideal would be to make a composition of forsythia branches and several small eggs in shades of yellow. Besides eggs, you can also use Easter figurines, themed hanging ornaments, pom poms, ribbons, feathers, artificial flowers etc.
If you want your Easter tree to have modern appeal, you can keep it simple by not leaving the branches as they are. To infuse a touch of elegance to the composition, add only one decorative element (only eggs, or bows etc.). On the color side, use just two and sparingly to make your Easter tree look chic and modern.
Decoration with spring flowers
Feel free to combine the branches with spring flowers to create an even more impressive composition. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, buttercups and gerberas are particularly suitable for any self-respecting spring decoration. Keep in mind that daffodils secrete substances that are toxic to other plants. They are therefore good in mono-bouquets.
DIY decoration for the Easter tree
What could be better for your Easter tree than DIY decoration? Stroll between the shelves and get the material you need to create your original Easter decoration. Styrofoam or plastic eggs, felt and scraps of fabric, glue, ribbons - there are dozens of ideas. You can also experiment by making decorations out of paper or wood. Plasticine is also a great idea to consider.
Easter origami? What a great idea to put your creativity to work! There are a variety of origami figurines for Easter such as: flowers, eggs, rabbits, chicks and hens. Alternatively, you can print out some Easter designs to use as cutout templates. Using an awl, punch small holes and thread a ribbon through them. Your paper decorations are ready to hang from the branches.
Which vase to choose for your Easter composition?
The vase that houses the Easter tree has a very important role. For example, the larger the diameter, the more branches you can install. Following logic, the composition will present a minimalist aesthetic if it is installed in a narrow vase. Instead of using a vase, one can bet on a vintage bucket or pitcher. Give free rein to your creativity and create your personalized Easter decoration!
Consider the oversized
What do you think of installing your Easter tree in an oversized floor vase? Resolutely original and creative, this idea promises to become the eye-catcher in your interior decoration. The receptacle can be made of transparent glass, or else of metal or ceramic. It is also necessary to choose rather wide branches, adapted to the size of the container. Leave them as they are or decorate them however you like.
How to keep the Easter tree fresh?
Classic among classics, cat willow branches create beautiful Easter arrangements that delight children and adults alike. The ears are covered with a particularly soft down and bear the name of kittens. These branches can be placed in a vase filled with water but also in an empty and dry vase, where they can be kept all year round.
It is important to cut the branches correctly. Getting them right will keep them fresh. Use pruning shears to make a precise cut that will not damage the stems. This is especially important in order to allow the branches to absorb the water they need and nutrients (if any). To be sure the buds will open on Easter Sunday, you better take advantage of the following tip. Put the freshly cut branches in lukewarm water overnight. The next day, transfer them to the vase provided and fill it with fresh water.
Easter tree in the garden
To celebrate the arrival of spring and the approaching Easter holiday, you can also decorate your garden. To do this, choose a flowering tree or shrub and get to work. As with the Easter tree inside, you can use various decorative elements like emptied and decorated eggs, plastic or styrofoam eggs, hanging figures and so on. It is only important that the decorations used are weatherproof or at least waterproof.
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