A few weeks before Easter, almost all Germans are looking for branches. Why? Because of the beautiful Easter tradition – Easter shrub! Of course you can buy the Easter shrub decorated by the market, but it brings twice the joy if you make this yourself. With our crafting ideas for Easter you will bring cheerful mood in your home. Let yourself be inspired!

Why are we decorating the Easter shrub?

What is the Easter shrub? Flowering branches or branches, beautifully decorated with Easter motives and pendants, arranged in a vase. The perfect decoration for Easter! In Austria this is called – Osterbaum. According to tradition, the branches are cut off several days before Easter and put into the house so that they bloom at Easter. The Easter shrub is considered a symbol of fertility. On the bouquets decorated or colored Easter eggs made of plastic or wool are decorated, hung up. But it is not absolutely necessary that the Easter eggs and motives are colorful.

Crafting ideas for Easter: make traditional Easter shrubs in modern style

The classic in the Easter eggs is a very colorful Easter shrub with colorful Easter eggs and various paper tags and salt dough figures. But if you want to keep the overall look of your modern home, you can decorate your Easter shrub in a minimalist style. You can also choose a specific theme and decorate the Easter tree elegantly in one or two colors. The pastel colors and golden nuances, such as dotted eggs and black and white decorations, are very well suited for a modern style. Follow our DIY instructions and your Easter shrub will feel elegance and style! Would you like to get crafting ideas for Easter in other styles, enjoy our stunning picture gallery!

Make the Easter shrub yourself: DIY instructions

The required materials:

Step 1: Paint the easter eggs – use pastel colors

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Make easter eggs for the Easter shrub with napkin technique

Modern golden inspirations: paint Easter eggs for the Easter shrub in gold

Creative idea: Use eggshells for the Easter shrub

Handicrafts with children: Handmade Easter porcelain pendant

Decorate Easter streamer with paper Easter eggs

DIY Easter shrub with plastic eggs

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Our team wishes you a happy Easter!

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