Sunday, 13 April 2014

Our Easter tree

 I decided this year that I wanted an Easter tree, I was originally going to make one but I saw this one on John Lewis and decided I would be lazy and buy one instead. I like it as I can easily store it way and it can be used at Christmas time or any time really. 
I had a few glittery egg decorations from last Easter but wanted it to be a little more personal so we made some salt dough decorations. 
Salt dough is so easy, just 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of salt and half a cup of water(added gradually until you get a good dough). 
Roll out on a lightly floured surface and cut out your shapes. At this point remember to make a hole in the decoration if you will be hanging them, I use a straw to poke a hole through, 

To dry them out I baked mine in the oven on the lowest setting all afternoon, turning them after a couple of hours. They were rock hard after a couple of hours. You can leave them to air dry but it will take quite a while(placing them on a radiator will speed this up). 

Once dried, it's time to decorate, we used kids poster paint, glitter, buttons and some lace trim I had in the craft cupboard and then you're done!

I have displayed it in our hallway on some 'grass'  along with some chicks and rabbits. I think I might try adding a little string of solar fairy lights too. 
Do you have an Easter tree? 

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