I have decorated my Some Like It Hot Tree to look like a Vegas Showgirl, a Sweetheart Tree, and this month it is a giant kitschy ode to Easter. I kinda want to leave this one up all year. Easter is one of my favorite holidays to decorate for. Why? Because out of all my vintage holiday collectibles, the Easter ones might be the most tacky. I use the word tacky in the most endearing of ways. I mean it in a Dolly Parton circa 1979 kind of way, which is a total compliment.
Trees are a great way to display seasonal collections. I collect vintage items for Christmas, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, Easter, and almost every holiday in between. Sure I fill the shelves, but everything looks so cute on a hot pink tree. The colors of my retro Easter goodies pop perfectly against my pink tree.
I love my Easter tree right down to it’s tippy toes. In tree talk, that would be the base. I used a colorful vintage afghan as a tree skirt. This will be the perfect backdrop for the kids’ Easter baskets next month. Eventually I’d love to make my own custom felt Easter tree skirt like I did for Christmas.
The sturdy thick branches of the Some Like It Hot Tree are plenty strong enough to support large ‘ornaments’ – or in my case, stuffed bunnies and Easter chicks. I adore the way my animal menagerie looks peeking out from the the hot pink branches. No need to wire them; I just nestle them in and they stay put.
I think crafting the tree topper is my favorite part of decorating any tree. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: think of your tree as an ice cream sundae and the cherry on top is your tree topper. Go big or go home. The eye travels and for most people, the top sets the stage for the rest of the tree. I used a combination of floral picks, vintage decor and foam eggs.
Don’t have a collection of vintage Easter decorations handy? Don’t worry. There are plenty of cute new things you can use, like flowers from the craft store, polka dotted Easter eggs, and you can even make your own. I whipped up this yarn egg diorama in an evening and he seems right at home among his vintage friends.Feeling inspired? How will you decorate your Easter tree? by