How to make an Easter egg tree (1958)

Easter Egg Tree

The tradition of coloring eggs at Easter time inspired this lovely centerpiece which you can make and use year after year.

Materials you will need: eggs, poster paint, gold spray, small artist’s brush, clear fingernail polish, casein glue, florist wire, poster board (for tree); trimmings: beads, sequins, paper ribbon, yarn, gummed gold paper trim, colored paper, rickrack

How to make your Easter egg tree

Carefully puncture each end of raw egg with small sharp-pointed screw, turning screw gently in hole; empty contents of egg into dish by blowing through one end. Bend a 15″ length of florist wire into tong shape to hold egg through punctured ends while painting, drying, and trimming it. With a pencil, mark out design to be painted on egg.

To make the paint adhere better, add one or two drops of glycerine to each tablespoon of paint. After painting, hang egg up to dry by looping string through tong handles.

When dry, coat entire egg with clear nail polish, and when that is dry, glue on trimmings as shown in picture or according to your own design.


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