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Hello! Today I’m sharing how to create a DIY Easter tree with a vintage tin!

You guys. I’ve had an empty tea tin sitting in my pantry for YEARS! I just haven’t been able to get rid of it because of 1) the pretty colors on it, 2) the vintage look of it, and 3) the possibility that I could use it for something at some point. Well, that something at some point is this week! I tend to not hoard anything un-necessary but I’m SO glad I held on to this tin. The inspiration for this Easter tree came from a magazine that I recently read. This project is easy, versatile, and budget-friendly. Follow along as I show you how to make this DIY Easter tree with a vintage tin!

This post contains affiliate links. That simply means I earn a small commission on any clicked links at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn on qualifying purchases. Thank you for supporting my small business!

*I’ve linked similar products to the materials that I used in case you are looking for any of them! The links can be found at the bottom of this post.*

DIY Easter tree with a vintage tin base and homemade egg ornaments

Materials Needed
a vintage looking tea tin

Directions for a DIY Easter Tree with a Vintage Tin

*Plug in your hot glue gun now to let it heat up!*

  1. Cut the floral foam to size.
    cut floral foam to size of tin
    I just roughly measured the width of my tin and cut the foam to fit. Do a test fit to make sure the foam isn’t too big or too small.
    test fit the floral foam in the tin
  2. Next, trim the branch stem to length. I chose to use a faux stem since, here in Minnesota, the weather hasn’t given us any flowering blooms yet.
    a faux flowering stem for a DIY Easter tree
    Using floral cutters, cut the main branch down. I left the bottom portion (the part that will stick into the floral foam) at roughly 5 inches. Depending on the size of your floral foam and tin, that number may be larger or smaller.
    cut the faux branch to size
    Then you can insert the stem into the foam.
    push moss into the sides to make it stable
    Find the center of the foam and press the stem into it. If it feels lopsided, move the branches around. The beauty of using a faux stem is that you can bend and move the branches around without breaking them!
  3. Next, you are going to push moss down into the cracks.
    moss for DIY Easter tree
    This helps to add a little weight to the base, keeping the tree centered and stable. Keep adding moss until all the cracks are sealed. Tip: I really stuffed moss into my tin, pushing it down with my fingers until it wouldn’t go down any further. 
    stuff moss into base for stabelization
  4. Next, using a hot glue gun, glue moss around the base of the tree.
    glue moss around base of stem
    Work in small sections for this step. Squeeze a dime-sized amount of glue, place moss onto that glue, then move to the next section.
    press moss onto floral foam
    Continue this process until the floral foam is covered with moss. To make it look a little more natural, I arranged some of the moss so that it draped over the sides of the tin.
    moss covered floral foam
    Let the moss dry then pull of any excess glue strings.

That concludes the foam and stem portion of this project. Now let’s move on to the egg ornaments!

Creating Egg Ornaments

For the ornaments, I used the eggs that I made in my recent DIY,  2 Spring Crafts From The Dollar Store. They look like this!

painted Easter eggs

I decided to re-purpose this egg craft into the ornaments for my Easter tree! The painted colors on my eggs were an exact match to the colors of my tin. It was meant to be! You can easily follow these same steps by using plastic eggs from the Dollar store or craft store. Or, if you would like to make eggs similar to mine, follow the link above and it will take you to the tutorial for them.

Directions For The Egg Ornaments

  1. Using twine, make a roughly 1.5 inch loop and knot it at the bottom.
    twine loop for hanging egg ornamentsThen, using a scissors, trim the ends of the loop.
    trim ends of twine for egg ornaments
  2. Take one egg, place it upright, and squeeze a small dot of hot glue on the very top.
    hot glue for twine loop on Easter egg
    Then, gently place the knotted end of the twine loop on the hot glue.
    glue twine loop to Easter egg
    Hold in place for 10 seconds and then place it on a flat surface to dry completely. Continue the above steps until you have loop hangers on your desired amount of Easter eggs.
    Egg ornaments for Easter tree
    I made 7 ornaments, which was a good amount for the branch. You don’t want to use too many and make your branch too heavy!
  3. Once the egg ornaments have dried, you can start arranging them on your branch.

hang egg ornaments on Easter tree
I tried to hang my eggs so that 2 of the same color were not hanging next to each other. You also need to space them evenly around the branch so that it doesn’t get top heavy.
DIY Easter tree with egg ornaments
I let this arrangement of my tree sit on the floor for awhile to make sure it didn’t tip over. The tall middle branch kept wanting to wander to the right, so I ended up bending that branch, and then a few other ones, to make the whole tree look more realistic. When you move your tree to it’s permanent location, make sure to move really slowly.

4. Display your Easter tree!
DIY Easter tree with egg ornaments
I decided to place my Easter tree on the shelf in the living room that holds all of my vintage enamelware. The left side of the shelf really needed some height and this tree was the perfect piece! The colors on the tin match the colors of the enamelware perfectly. The placement of a vintage book underneath the tree made the whole display feel more cohesive to me. It all ties together so nicely and the pops of pink from the flowers really adds color to that wall.
DIY Easter tree in a vintage tin
You can also display your tree as a centerpiece on your dining table, style it into a vignette, or place it on an entry table as a welcoming sight for guests!
a DIY Easter tree placed in a vintage tin with moss

I’m SO happy with how this DIY Easter tree with a vintage tin turned out! It’s the perfect amount of Easter with a vintage twist. This tree is also a versatile piece of decor. It can be switched around for the seasons by using different ornaments such as lemons for summer or American flags for the patriotic holidays. You can also take the eggs off after Easter and leave the tree out as is as decor for the warmer months ahead!

DIY Easter tree with a vintage tin base and egg ornaments

I hope you found encouragement in this project today! As always, use my steps as a guide but be inspired to put your own spin on it to make it your own. With creativity as your guide, you too can make a beautiful Easter tree for your home.

signature from The Antiqued Journey

Did you enjoy this post? Do you have another idea? Let me know in the comments!

For more home decor DIY projects, head over and visit my friend Meagan at Decorative Inspirations and Kathleen at Our Hopeful Home. Both of these ladies are so talented and have amazing ideas for DIY projects!

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Create more DIY projects for your home.

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    Hello! Today I’m sharing how to create a DIY Easter tree with a vintage tin!

    You guys. I’ve had an empty tea tin sitting in my pantry for YEARS! I just haven’t been able to get rid of it because of 1) the pretty colors on it, 2) the vintage look of it, and 3) the possibility that I could use it for something at some point. Well, that something at some point is this week! I tend to not hoard anything un-necessary but I’m SO glad I held on to this tin. The inspiration for this Easter tree came from a magazine that I recently read. This project is easy, versatile, and budget-friendly. Follow along as I show you how to make this DIY Easter tree with a vintage tin!

    This post contains affiliate links. That simply means I earn a small commission on any clicked links at no cost to you. As an Amazon Associate I earn on qualifying purchases. Thank you for supporting my small business!

    *I’ve linked similar products to the materials that I used in case you are looking for any of them! The links can be found at the bottom of this post.*

    DIY Easter tree with a vintage tin base and homemade egg ornaments

    Materials Needed
    a vintage looking tea tin

    Directions for a DIY Easter Tree with a Vintage Tin

    *Plug in your hot glue gun now to let it heat up!*

    1. Cut the floral foam to size.
      cut floral foam to size of tin
      I just roughly measured the width of my tin and cut the foam to fit. Do a test fit to make sure the foam isn’t too big or too small.
      test fit the floral foam in the tin
    2. Next, trim the branch stem to length. I chose to use a faux stem since, here in Minnesota, the weather hasn’t given us any flowering blooms yet.
      a faux flowering stem for a DIY Easter tree
      Using floral cutters, cut the main branch down. I left the bottom portion (the part that will stick into the floral foam) at roughly 5 inches. Depending on the size of your floral foam and tin, that number may be larger or smaller.
      cut the faux branch to size
      Then you can insert the stem into the foam.
      push moss into the sides to make it stable
      Find the center of the foam and press the stem into it. If it feels lopsided, move the branches around. The beauty of using a faux stem is that you can bend and move the branches around without breaking them!
    3. Next, you are going to push moss down into the cracks.
      moss for DIY Easter tree
      This helps to add a little weight to the base, keeping the tree centered and stable. Keep adding moss until all the cracks are sealed. Tip: I really stuffed moss into my tin, pushing it down with my fingers until it wouldn’t go down any further. 
      stuff moss into base for stabelization
    4. Next, using a hot glue gun, glue moss around the base of the tree.
      glue moss around base of stem
      Work in small sections for this step. Squeeze a dime-sized amount of glue, place moss onto that glue, then move to the next section.
      press moss onto floral foam
      Continue this process until the floral foam is covered with moss. To make it look a little more natural, I arranged some of the moss so that it draped over the sides of the tin.
      moss covered floral foam
      Let the moss dry then pull of any excess glue strings.

    That concludes the foam and stem portion of this project. Now let’s move on to the egg ornaments!

    Creating Egg Ornaments

    For the ornaments, I used the eggs that I made in my recent DIY,  2 Spring Crafts From The Dollar Store. They look like this!

    painted Easter eggs

    I decided to re-purpose this egg craft into the ornaments for my Easter tree! The painted colors on my eggs were an exact match to the colors of my tin. It was meant to be! You can easily follow these same steps by using plastic eggs from the Dollar store or craft store. Or, if you would like to make eggs similar to mine, follow the link above and it will take you to the tutorial for them.

    Directions For The Egg Ornaments

    1. Using twine, make a roughly 1.5 inch loop and knot it at the bottom.
      twine loop for hanging egg ornamentsThen, using a scissors, trim the ends of the loop.
      trim ends of twine for egg ornaments
    2. Take one egg, place it upright, and squeeze a small dot of hot glue on the very top.
      hot glue for twine loop on Easter egg
      Then, gently place the knotted end of the twine loop on the hot glue.
      glue twine loop to Easter egg
      Hold in place for 10 seconds and then place it on a flat surface to dry completely. Continue the above steps until you have loop hangers on your desired amount of Easter eggs.
      Egg ornaments for Easter tree
      I made 7 ornaments, which was a good amount for the branch. You don’t want to use too many and make your branch too heavy!
    3. Once the egg ornaments have dried, you can start arranging them on your branch.

    hang egg ornaments on Easter tree
    I tried to hang my eggs so that 2 of the same color were not hanging next to each other. You also need to space them evenly around the branch so that it doesn’t get top heavy.
    DIY Easter tree with egg ornaments
    I let this arrangement of my tree sit on the floor for awhile to make sure it didn’t tip over. The tall middle branch kept wanting to wander to the right, so I ended up bending that branch, and then a few other ones, to make the whole tree look more realistic. When you move your tree to it’s permanent location, make sure to move really slowly.

    4. Display your Easter tree!
    DIY Easter tree with egg ornaments
    I decided to place my Easter tree on the shelf in the living room that holds all of my vintage enamelware. The left side of the shelf really needed some height and this tree was the perfect piece! The colors on the tin match the colors of the enamelware perfectly. The placement of a vintage book underneath the tree made the whole display feel more cohesive to me. It all ties together so nicely and the pops of pink from the flowers really adds color to that wall.
    DIY Easter tree in a vintage tin
    You can also display your tree as a centerpiece on your dining table, style it into a vignette, or place it on an entry table as a welcoming sight for guests!
    a DIY Easter tree placed in a vintage tin with moss

    I’m SO happy with how this DIY Easter tree with a vintage tin turned out! It’s the perfect amount of Easter with a vintage twist. This tree is also a versatile piece of decor. It can be switched around for the seasons by using different ornaments such as lemons for summer or American flags for the patriotic holidays. You can also take the eggs off after Easter and leave the tree out as is as decor for the warmer months ahead!

    DIY Easter tree with a vintage tin base and egg ornaments

    I hope you found encouragement in this project today! As always, use my steps as a guide but be inspired to put your own spin on it to make it your own. With creativity as your guide, you too can make a beautiful Easter tree for your home.

    signature from The Antiqued Journey

    Did you enjoy this post? Do you have another idea? Let me know in the comments!

    For more home decor DIY projects, head over and visit my friend Meagan at Decorative Inspirations and Kathleen at Our Hopeful Home. Both of these ladies are so talented and have amazing ideas for DIY projects!

    Find more Antique and Vintage Inspiration.

    Create more DIY projects for your home.

    Go shopping in The Antiqued Journey shop!

    If you are loving my content, please consider subscribing to my e-mail. In return, you will receive a free digital download and weekly inspiration delivered straight to your inbox. I would love for you to be a part of The Antiqued Journey community!

    Shop My Post



    Twine

    Faux Flowering Branch

    HT Tea Tin

    Vintage Tin Canister

     

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