Vintage Style Easter Tree

Last Spring I bought these colored eggs to fill my apothecary jars. I shoved all the pretty colors toward the front of the jars, but there were some eggs that were really ugly. So this year I decided to cover up some of the icky looking eggs.

This is my favorite. I cut pages from a yellowed book into strips and used Mod Podge to adher it to the egg. LOVE IT!

I used the same technique on this one except instead of a book I cut a scrapbook page into strips. This one is pretty cool too!

I covered this egg with twine. If you look carefully you can see a bit of neon yellow peaking through. I probably should have painted the egg first, but whatever!

This time I took some brown "butcher" type paper and ripped it into circles. I got the circles wet and then stuck them to the egg and then covered the whole thing with Mod Podge. When it was dry I used some distress ink on it.

This egg is covered in tissue paper (using Mod Podge again). I then had to paint the tissue white because the ugly egg color was showing through. Once the paint was dry I used distress ink to highlight the crinkles.

This egg looks a little weird, but I thought I'd show it to you anyway. I covered the egg with spackle, once dry I spray painted it brown. When the spray paint dried I dry brushed on some white paint and then later added some distress ink.

These little eggs were all neon yellowish/green (really horrid looking). I spray painted them cream and used a toothbrush to flick brown paint on them so they were speckled. Boy were my teeth brown when I brushed them that night! ha, ha. (I'm so lame)

I also made some cute little tags using rubber stamps, distress ink and ribbon. (the S is a scrapbook supply)

I love bunnies and deer!

I also made tags using scrapbook stickers and buttons.

So here's what I did with all those different eggs and tags!

My Valentines tree has now become an Easter tree!

I was able to make all of this spending zero dollars! I just used supplies I already had.




I will use the traditional pinks, purples and yellows of Spring in other parts of the house, but I thought it would be fun to decorate the tree with a vintage, aged look.

Beneath My Heart

66 comments:

  1. I adore your entire vignette... that tree, the eggs, tags, candle holders... bunny... ALL OF IT, SO DANG CUTE! WAY TO GO!

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  2. very beautiful and inspiring!
    blessings
    patricia

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  3. very nice. It looks like you really had some fun.

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  4. Very pretty, Lisa! I like the way you transformed those eggs! Everything goes together so nicely in your display, too.

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  5. I like it all. the tree is perfect. Marla

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  6. This has got to be the world's cutest Easter tree! I want to do it THIS weekend!!!

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  7. LOVE everything, found it super inspiring. did you do something to the candles?

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  8. Adorable...I may have found my next project.

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  9. I love all of your pretty eggs. I've been hunting (ha!) for some myself, but so many of them are in "yucky" colors. You've inspired me to make my own!

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  10. Eggstra amazing! I love the whole picture! You did such a good job. I like what you did to every egg! Wow, what a good idea. I think I need to make a tree now! Your display really is beautiful.
    blessings,
    Debbie

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  11. Oh my goodness, what a lovely display for spring. I love how you created such pretty eggs.
    I am now ready to go look for some good stuff and start decorating!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  12. I love all the eggs you did. I think the speckled ones and the book page one are my fave. I might try to do the speckled ones using some of my robins egg blue paint. Thanks for sharing.
    tammy

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  13. Beautiful!
    Following you over from The Shabby Chic Cottage. I am a follower!
    Please stop by!
    http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com/

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  14. Coming over from Shabby Chic Cottage. I love everything you made. Those eggs and tags are so adorable! I really love that burlap S bag on your sidebar too! New follower!

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  15. Great post!!! Cute!! I love your decor!!!! I am your newest follower!
    Bonnie
    http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com

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  16. What a lovely job! I love all of those eggs - every one!

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  17. That is the most beautiful Easter tree ever! I love it, your little tags are adorable!!!

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  18. I love the eggs made of strips of words. Your tabletop display is Stunning! Bella

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  19. This is so amazing! I'm so proud of you and I don't even "know" you! Thanks for linking up to my "party". I love your blog and will visit over and over!

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  20. By the way, I am currently in the process of painting some eggs myself and plan on showing them on next weeks "We Can Do It Cheaper". Thanks for more ideas!

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  21. Lisa, You did a beautiful job, I absolutely adore your vintage tree.Thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  22. You are so creative! I enjoyed the Easter egg tree and instructions.

    I have been looking for a branch that will work -- you have given me alot of ideas!.

    Scribbler

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  23. The Easter egg tree is so cute! Love all the egg designs......very creative!

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  24. How very pretty Lisa and so creative - it looks lovely! You always come up with the best ideas!

    Have a great weekend -

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  25. You put a lot of work into those eggs and it has paid off; they're really wonderful! Great display!

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  26. I love your Easter tree, the twine egg is a definite favorite, but the tags are very nice too.

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  27. What a great Easter tree; I like this look very much! You did such a great job with all the creatively decorated eggs too!

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  28. Lisa! Thanks so much for visiting Meet Virginia, I am so glad you did because I just adore your blog! This idea is amazing, you are amazing!!

    ~Morgan

    http://meetvirginiaandroo.blogspot.com/
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/MeetVirginiaShop

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  29. You really need to sell some of these things you make. They are incredible. Kay

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  30. Those turned pout great.
    The brown tones are my fave.
    And tags very sweet!

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  31. Not sure which finish I like best - They all turned out so great! I love your display - looks fabulous!

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  32. I love your eggs, every single one of them...even the spackled ones! :) They all look so nice together on your tree. Great job!

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  33. Sooo beautiful! Nice job!

    I'm following you, I look forward to seeing what else you do!

    -Ann Marie
    http://whitehouseblackshutters.blogspot.com

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  34. Sooooo adorable! I love each and every egg and how they are so different from one another. Very creative! I'm showing you off on the SNS sidebar this weekend. :)

    Thanks for linking up!
    FJ Donna

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  35. love, love, love, it!!!! I collect Easter eggs so this was really appealing to me. I love the speckled eggs the most. I have two trees like that but Feb was so crazy busy that I never even put my Valentine decorations on them!!! Am always amazed at everything you do.

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  36. This is so cute! I love it and the way you made each egg different. Were they wooden eggs???

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  37. on the hanging eggs did they come as hanging eggs or did you add the string to them?

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  38. Your whole display is beautiful! LOVE IT! My favorites are the ones with the words and the one with the butcher type paper! Great Job!

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  39. Stopping by from Funky Junk Interiors. Love the eggs and will definitely be trying some of my own.

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  40. I have got to follow you this was a great idea. If you have a minute stop by to see my little Easter Tree.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  41. Awesome! Following you from Funky Junks Saturday Nite Special!
    Come by for a visit!
    http://extremepersonalmeasures.blogspot.com

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  42. I love this in all the browns and tans and whites as opposed tot he typical Easter colors. WTG!

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  43. Hi Lisa - this project is just absolutely stunning!!! I just pooped over to say Hi and thank you for visiting my blog today and I am so very happy I did!! I love your blog, am now a follower and am so looking forward to catching up on the rest of your blog! Beautiful job on this gorgeous Easter display - I love it!! Wishing you a wonderful week Lisa~ Tina x

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  44. What absolutely GORGEOUS things! There is so much beauty contained in one post, I hardly know where to start, but I absolutely ADORE the eggs covered in the book pages. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  45. Had to come back to let you know that I posted about this on my blog this morning. I love it!

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  46. So pretty and delicate, just right for Easter. I love it! ;-)

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  47. This is COMPLETELY fabulous - must post for Easter!

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  48. *gasp*

    How did I not see this earlier! I love it and you know I HAVE to feature this.

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  49. those tags are adorable and love the jute eggs. Lezlee

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  50. Another great holiday tree! Is this the same one from Valentine's Day? The Easter decorations turned out great. I have never tried to Mod Podge tissue paper, but will have to give it a shot. Thanks for linking this up to Be Inspired too!

    Chelsea

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  51. Awesome Lisa! I love all the various egg ideas! Some of those thing can come in weird colors! I love the tags too! Great job!

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  52. Such a good idea. Those Easter eggs look great, especially the newsprint one.

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  53. I LOVE all of the different eggs that you did. I'm going to have to try some of these! The scrapbook paper egg is my fav!! Thanks for sharing!

    Alison
    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

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  54. That is simply incredible!!! I've always been notsofond of the pastel-y Easter colors. THIS! THIS I Love!!!! My word - your attention to detail astounds me. Wonderful job!!

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  55. This is such a wonderful idea. Beautiful gorgeous and inspiring.

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  56. Hello I' m french and I adore your blog!
    Very nice and inspiring!!All of your blog is so cute!!You have inspired me to make my own tree with eggs !I ve got a blog too..Sorry for my english!You are in my favorites blog
    Chantal
    http://chezmamoune.canalblog.com/

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  57. Hi Lisa:) I know I commented on this post a while back, but how funny we must have been over at Traci's Linky party at the same time! I LOVE all of your gorgeous eggs and this tree is one of my favourite projects EVER!! It is gorgeous:) Thanks for your lovely comment on my chair:) Have a lovely day ~ Tina x

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  58. wow! wow! wow!! I can't tell you how much I love this. It is simply beautiful. Every aspect of the vignette is superb! Well done!
    Nicole

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  59. Lisa,
    LOVE each element of your display! Everything goes together so well. I'm so glad you joined the Easter Roundup!
    Happy Easter!
    Linda

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  60. Everything looks so beautiful! I've been searching Pinterest for different ideas for our Easter celebration and found this post. I've pinned and will be trying the mod podge eggs, they are so cute!
    Thank you
    Debbie :)

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