My Mother-in-law has an Easter tree that she decorates each spring. It’s not Christmas tree large, but it’s pretty good sized. I wanted to create something similar, but on a smaller scale this Easter. Using an upcycled pickle jar, some sticks from the park, and a crochet garland, I love my new Easter centerpiece!
My kids love pickles. I buy a lot of them. There favorite are the dill spears that come in the glass jars. I removed the label on the jar and then used white spray paint to paint the inside of the jar. This adhered to the jar better and left the outside glossy and smooth. I don’t have to worry about any paint getting scraped off the outside.
A quick walk to the park for me gave me all the sticks that I needed for my tree. And actually, many of the sticks/branches seemed a lot bigger once I got them back inside my apartment than they did outside. I arranged the sticks with the tallest in the center and then gradually used smaller ones around the outside of the jar. I squeezed enough in the jar that they aren’t moving, but added a little hot glue just to make sure.
For my tree decorations I crocheted a few Easter eggs and Easter bunnies. Rather than hanging them separately I attached them all together in a garland that I could wrap around the tree. I made each item and then made chain for the garland and used a slip stitch to attach the decorations to the chain as I went. I started with about 50 chains and left around 15 chains between each decoration on my garland.
If you want to make your own Easter garland here are the patterns for the Easter bunny and Easter eggs that I created.
Once I wrapped my Easter garland around my centerpiece it was finished. And I can always crochet more bunnies and eggs to add to the tree as it gets closer to Easter.