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Decoupage Easter Egg Topiary Tree – DIY Beautify

Easter egg tree, lace trim, bunny mold

Craft eggs are decoupaged to make an Easter egg topiary tree. Full
step by step tutorial included.

I was recently gifted some products from Dixie Belle, and one of them that I
was very excited to use was their 
distressed damask rice paper. Rice paper is used for decoupage, and unlike napkins, there is only one
ply, so nothing to separate or remove, it’s ready to go! There are many
similar options on 
Amazon.

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What is rice paper?

Rice paper is a great alternative to napkins for decoupage because the paper
is much stronger. It’s made from white rice flour, tapioca flour, water and
salt. The sheets are thin and translucent and adapt well to most surfaces with
the use of a decoupage glue. You can use
Mod Podge
or
Dixie Belle’s Clear Coat product.

How and why to seal decoupage projects?

Simply brush on a coat of the decoupage medium you are using to the top of
your project to seal and protect it. This protective layer not only seals the
colors in, but it makes the item more durable and longer lasting.

How to make an Easter egg tree topiary

Making new Spring and Easter decor doesn’t have to be difficult or
expensive! Let’s reimagine a 
Dollar Tree foam craft cone as an Easter egg tree! Read on for the full tutorial.

Always check your local craft stores, as well as Walmart, for the best
prices! Amazon links are included here for your convenience.

Supplies:

* please note that I used some eggs that I had previously painted and
speckled. You can see how to do that
here.

Decoupaging craft eggs

It’s best to use paper that has smaller designs that are easy to cut out. Trim
the design, brush on a little decoupage medium to the egg and gently place the
design on top. Brush top of design with a thin layer of decoupage medium. You
can see this illustrated below.

Wrinkles are a normal part of decoupage when you apply something flat to
something round. If you’re not okay with that imperfection, you might choose
to just paint your craft eggs.

Building the tree

Once all the eggs are completely dry, it’s time to assemble the Easter egg
tree. Heat up your glue gun and be sure to have plenty of additional glue
sticks handy.

I started on the bottom of my cone shape, and hot glued eggs all around the
base. Add a generous amount of hot glue to each egg.

Continue your way around the cone, building the egg tree row by row. Don’t
forget to hot glue an egg to the very top of the cone.

Fill in any holes with a little bit of green moss, or you could even use
excelsior for more of a neutral look. I tried both and here’s how the Easter egg tree looks with excelsior. The colors are softer, but the excelsior is a little harder to control than moss!

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Tips for success:

  • mix eggs as I did, don’t feel you need to decoupage all the eggs
  • purchase extra eggs, especially if your cone is larger than mine
  • add a design to just one side of the egg, as only one side will really be
    visible
  • use designs and colors that will compliment your decor
  • be sure to vary the angle of the eggs, to fit them all on the cone and to
    add interest to the tree
  • you could also use a variety of sizes of eggs for a unique look
  • hold each egg in place until the glue sets

Your cone will be much bigger than it was originally! Just take a look at this
before and after.

Ideas for displaying tree

I used a little excelsior in a footed white bowl and set the tree on top. This
gives it the look of a topiary with very little effort! You could also use a
flower pot or other ceramic vessel. 

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Here are more DIY topiaries you can make:

bringing beauty to the ordinary,

Disclosure: I used items gifted to me by Dixie Belle. My opinions, as
always, remain my own