“Marbelous” Easter Tree

I am sure Peter Cottontail would love to romp through a forest of these trees, but I think we’ll make just one.

easter tree terri oMaterials Needed:

3 to 5 bottles Delta Ceramcoat acrylic paint in pastel Easter colors
Delta  glue
12 2-part clear plastic eggs
Wire tree or manzanita branch with base
Iridescent grass
1 to 2 yards cording or ribbon
20 to 30 small silk pastel flowers

Step 1:

Wash the inside of each egg in a mixture of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. Let dry.

Step 2:

Use newspapers or paper towels to protect your work surface. Begin with 1/2 of 1 plastic egg. Select 1 color of paint and squeeze a small amount down the side, forming a stripe or circle of paint. Repeat this procedure with 1 or 2 of the remaining bottles of paint until a total of 6 to 8 strips are formed. Note: Not all of the ornament will be covered at this time.

Step 3:

Snap on the other half of the painted egg to form 1 whole egg. Place the egg on a paper cup or egg carton. Rotate the egg a quarter turn every 5 to 10 minutes until the entire inside of the egg is coated. Continue to rotate the egg every 30 minutes for the next couple hours. The marbleized effects will change with every turn.

Marbleized Egg Terri OStep 4:

When you have achieved your desired look, unsnap the egg ornament and carefully drain out any excess paint. Allow both halves to dry before reassembling.

Step 5:

Reassemble egg (You may want to glue it shut at this point.) and attach a piece of ribbon or cording to complete your Easter egg ornament.

Step 6:

Repeat above instructions until all 12 eggs are complete.

Step 7:

For Easter tree, decorate tree as desired using pastel flowers and/or ribbons. Attach using Delta Velverette glue and let dry.

Step 8:

Assemble iridescent grass around base of tree.

Step 9:

Hang completed Easter egg ornaments on tree.

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