Looking for unique Easter decorating ideas? You might want to consider putting up an Easter egg tree decorated with fun DIY ornaments. You’ll be surprised to know that people have been celebrating this holiday by decorating their trees for hundreds of years. Read on to find out more.

pink Easter egg tree decorated with alien ornaments
Easter Egg tree by the Crafty Lumberjacks

An Egg-centric Piece of Europe

The tradition, also known as Ostereierbaum, originates in Germany. It’s the custom of decorating tree branches with painted eggs to usher in spring.

a tree decorated with easter eggs
This tree might not have thousands of ornaments, but a few painted eggs and butterfly accents do the trick.

One couple—Volker Kraft and his wife Christa—kept the German tradition from 1965 to 2015. They amassed around 10,000 egg ornaments to use as decorations for over five decades. Decorating their Easter egg tree took them up to four weeks every year.

Why not recreate this indoors with an artificial Christmas tree? Here’s how.  

Choose a Pink Christmas Tree in Your Favorite Shade

A pink artificial Christmas tree is a shoo-in for this set-up. We all know that green and red are Christmas colors. Similarly, pink is an Easter color that’s easy on the eyes and gives any space a party vibe.

From left: Treetopia Pretty in Pink Tree and the Rose All Day Tree
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A pink tree is one of the more popular choices nowadays. In fact, Treetopia experienced a 37% boom in pink Christmas tree sales in 2019. Furthermore, pink is a top-seller in the colorful tree category, coming in fourth after green, white, and black.

Crafts maven Jennifer Perkins used her DIY know-how and her vintage collectibles to decorate her pink Easter trees. Get a load of them below.

Make Your Own Easter Egg Tree Decorations

Now that you have your tree, it’s time to make some Easter egg tree ornaments. That’s why we asked our creative friends to come up with extraordinary DIY décor for your tree.

Alien Ornaments by the Crafty Lumberjacks

The beauty of making your own Easter egg tree ornaments is you can incorporate your out-of-this-world ideas. That’s literally what Andrew and Dennis of the Crafty Lumberjacks did with their Alien Easter egg décor. Watch the video to learn how.


Wasn’t that mind-blowing? Also, here’s a list of materials you’ll need for this project and where to find them:

  • Metallic Fillable Jumbo Plastic Egg – about $1.00 from Dollar Tree
  • 1 Medium Bright Iridescent Fillable Plastic Easter Egg (Green) – about $1.00 from Dollar Tree
  • 1 Small Metallic Fillable Plastic Easter Egg – about $1.99 at Way to Celebrate
  • Adhesive Glitter Craft Foam in Purple, Gold, Black, and Silver – about $1.59 from Creatology
  • Iridescent Easter Grass – about $1.89 from Way to Celebrate
  • Treasure Gold Metallic Paint – about $15.99 from Folk Art
  • Marquee Love Glitter – about $4.60 from Heidi Swapp
  • ScotchBlue Multi Surface Painter’s Tape – about $4.62 from Scotch
  • Flat Brush – about $4.99 from Folk Art
  • Floral High Temp Glue Gun – about $14.99 from AdTech
  • Premier Forged Scissors – about $27.99 from Fiskars
  • Copper Wire – about $2.99 from Ashland
  • Duct Tape – about $3.90 from Duck Tape

Dennis: Hello, I'm Dennis.

Andrew: I'm Andrew.

Dennis and Andrew: And we are the Crafty Lumberjacks.

Dennis: If you know us, you know we love to decorate over the top and epic Halloween trees and this year we partner with Treetopia to create our first ever Easter tree.

Andrew: Oh my gosh. Now Treetopia's all about going over the top and thinking outside of the box and that's exactly what we're doing. We're going to be making a tree that's out of this world.

Dennis: Let's get crafty.

Dennis: We're going to start with our alien spaceship. For this, you'll need some basic craft supplies, a jumbo-sized Easter egg, and two smaller eggs, Easter grass, and adhesive craft foam.

Andrew: Start with the top half of your jumbo Easter egg and rip off a piece of tape and lay it across the center of the top and press it down really firmly. Add a light coat of metallic paint. You really don't need a lot of paint for this, a light coat will do just fine. While it's still wet shake on some glitter, you really want it nice and coated. Tap off that extra glitter and while it's still wet, rip off that painter's tape nice and slow and set it aside to dry. Now for the control panel, start by tracing the bottom half of the jumbo-size egg and the alien egg on a piece of craft foam. Cut it out and check that it fits snugly into the egg. Cut out where the alien will sit and check that that fits as well. Then it's time to embellish with some extra craft foam pieces. Place your alien egg into the control panel and secure with a dab of hot glue.

Dennis: Grab a piece of black foam and cut out two almond shapes for the eyes. Make sure they're the same size. Peel off the adhesive backing and place on the egg. Now for the outside, cut out two fins for the spaceship out of the silver craft foam. This will take it over the top and give it that retro vibe. Hot glue one fin on the top of the egg and the other on the bottom.

Andrew: Take apart your small egg and glue it to the back of your ship. Wrap a thin piece of silver craft foam to hide your glue for a cleaner look. Grab some Easter grass, fold it in half and then fold it in half again. Secure the end with a little bit of craft foam. Take a pair of scissors and then cut the loops on the other side and trim, and then hot glue it right into the egg.

Dennis: Complete your spaceship by adding one last embellishment to the fins.

Alien: To hang, tape a piece of wire to the back and smother with a lot of hot glue to keep it nice and secure.

Andrew: Now for our aliens with bunny ears. For this, you'll need a plastic egg, pipe cleaners, craft foam, basic craft materials, and a wire cutter. Start by cutting two almond-shaped eyes and sticking them in place.

Dennis: Bend, manipulate and shape the silver pipe cleaner into a bunny ear headband. Use the wire cutters to trim to size. Cut two pieces of the purple pipe cleaner the size of the ears for a pop of color. Hot glue in place.

Alien: To hang, thread a piece of wire through the top hole of the Easter egg.

Dennis and Andrew: We love how it turned out.

Dennis: We like it so much.

Andrew: It's not your traditional take on Easter.

Dennis: No, but somehow with the pink tree and metallic Easter eggs, it all works and it's totally extra.

Dennis and Andrew: Extraterrestrial! Happy Easter.

Alien: Happy Easter.

Easter Egg Balloon Ornaments by Creative Heart Studio

These DIY ornaments by Lilly of Creative Heart Studio take balloon art to the next level. She hung these on a Winter White Christmas tree topped with a bow.

It’s a super cute alternative to a pink Easter tree that doubles as birthday party décor. Or, use it for a gender reveal bash at home. Watch the video to learn how to make balloon ornaments, a bow tree topper, and a balloon tree skirt. 

Adorable, aren’t they? Here’s a list of materials to get you started:

  • 1 Balloon hand pump by Qualatex – about $5 to $8 on The Creative Heart Studio shop
  • A dull-edged stick for double stuffing the balloons – any ¼-inch dowel works 
  • 5-inch Latex balloons in turquoise, pink, coral, and white by Qualatex – about $7.50 per 25-piece pack on The Creative Heart Studio shop
  • Acrylic paint markers by POSCA – about $4 each on Amazon
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • 1 Crepe paper roll in Carnation Pink – about $1.28 on Just Artifacts

Lilly: For the DIY Balloon Easter Egg Tree, you'll need the following materials. One 4-foot white Treetopia Christmas tree, one balloon hand pump, a dull-edged stick to double stuff my balloons, five-inch latex balloons. I'll be using turquoise, pink and coral, but want to make them lighter, so I'll be using white to create lighter shades of my color scheme. Acrylic paint markers that match my color scheme, scissors, a hot glue gun, and crêpe paper roll.

To begin, I’ll double-stuff the balloons which will be my ornaments on my tree. To do this, insert the darker shade balloon onto the stick first. Then slide the white balloon over the darker shade balloon. Repeat this process until you've double stuffed all of your balloons. For my tree, I'll be using about 12 to 15 balloon eggs. Make sure once you've inflated the balloons that they have the shape of the balloon egg. Make sure there's enough air in them to create this effect. Also, make sure you have extra balloons for popping accidents. Once you've done inflating all your balloons, make sure you cut off the tail. This will make sure they look just like Easter eggs.

Once all of the balloons are inflated, it's time to decorate your balloon eggs. Using the acrylic paint markers, draw directly on the balloon, any design you choose. I went with repetitive floral patterns in monochromatic tones. Make sure you leave enough time to dry before putting them on your tree.

To make the bow tree topper, take the crêpe paper roll and cut a strip of about seven inches in width. Take the strip of crêpe paper roll and fold it in half. This will mark the middle of the bow. Using the hot glue gun, glue each side down of the bow to create it. Once you've glued this, singe at the middle to create the bow. Place hot glue in the middle of the singeing to secure the bow. Now, take a strip of crêpe paper and wrap around the middle of the bow and secure it with hot glue gun. Remember to fluff up your bow at the end.

Now, take the remaining of your crêpe paper roll and unroll it to about 20 to 24 inches. Once you've unrolled and cut, take this one piece and cut it into three even strips. Make sure you're using the long side. This will be the legs of the bow. Once you've completed this process, we're ready to decorate our Treetopia tree. Singe the top of the legs to secure it to the tree. Make sure that you're singeing at the top and about three quarters of the way down to create a fluffed bow leg. Using the tree branches, secure the legs to their placement on the tree. Cut the ends off the legs into a V-shape. Using hot glue, adhere the bow to the top of the legs.

Now, look at that. Isn't that so cute? We're ready to decorate our tree with the balloon eggs. I just love these balloon eggs. Gently place and secure the Easter eggs into the tree. Make sure the eggs aren't placed directly to the edge of the tree branch. This may cause them to pop. Place them as you'd like and make sure that your entire tree is full of Easter eggs. Instead of a tree skirt, make larger balloon eggs of different sizes and cluster them along the bottom. This really gives it such a fun effect. Thanks for watching.

Plan Your Next Pink Christmas Tree Masterpiece

It may come as a surprise, but pink is a versatile color for holiday decorating. Also, not just for Christmas or Easter. In fact, they’re great for different occasions throughout the year. Check out these pink trees decorated by these creative geniuses. They’re pure pink-fection!

Tip: For more inspiration, read our blog post on How to Keep a Pink Christmas Tree Stylin’ All Year-round.

We hope this post inspires you to make decorating an Easter egg tree part of your holiday celebration. If you loved the pink Christmas tree decorating ideas, share this post with your friends. Better yet, if you have some of your own, share them by leaving a comment below. Happy Easter!

276 Comments

    • Melinda dancy Reply

      I just love all the ideas for keeping a tree up all year round.
      I love all the colirs and my family would have so much fun decorting it for different themes.

    • Debbie Wolf Johnson Reply

      I love all the Easter trees!! I got a lot of great decorating ideas. I especially love the dragonflies on the tree, beautiful 🐣🐇

    • Cassandra Lynn Reply

      These are such great ideas! Everyone in my house loves having the tree up especially at night. So now we have a great plan to put up a tree every year for Easter!

      • Kristin walker Reply

        Our favorite decoration is crosses and water eggs!! The colors make the tree look so beautiful and we get a little Jesus in the process it’s a win win !!

    • Sara Dugger Reply

      Omg I’m in love with ur trees .. my husband parents collected the halmark Disney books they had and I’m trying not figure out different ways to do different Disney themes.. my husband is a Deadpool fan , my daughter is Mikey/Minnie and I’m in love with tinker bell and Jack and Sally so id love to get different ideals from u guys .. I may even buy a different tree that I can easily change the colors on

  1. These trees are so eclectic and eye catching! All things brightly colored always make me happy Spring is coming. I love to make a wreath every easter in a different style, an alien egg wreath would be awesome!

    • Linda Treadwell Reply

      What a cute idea, and one that would be fun to do every year.

    • A few years ago my neighbor threw out their fake Christmas tree and I felt so sorry for it being dumped in the alley after serving such a majestic purpose. I dragged it home and now the tree is home to rabbits and birds.

    • Jenn koziol Reply

      I’ve never thought of making an Easter tree! I love it. Something to keep in mind for next year. Thanks for all the cute ideas.

  2. Marilyn Holt Reply

    I love the egg-alien decorations the best! so much fun for the kids too.

    • There are so many wonderful tree decorations here, now I’m brainstorming!! Thanks for the article.

      • Mary Jo snow Reply

        A lot of great ideas. I had never thought of a lot of the ideas that are listed here. They can be used all year.

      • Angel Mendez Reply

        Love all these ideas never thought about having a Easter tree before

    • Jerrika drewery Reply

      These are too cute of ideas yall make me want to leave my tree up all yearand season decorat it lol

  3. B.J. Bernal Reply

    Absolutely love all these ideas! The tree colors are beautiful!

    • Betty Duncan Reply

      GROOVY!💐💐💐💐💐🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥

    • These look amazing!!!! These are so awesome my kids would be thrilled to have a tree like these.

  4. Tina T Harris Reply

    Awesome ideas I would love to make my own decorations for my tree

  5. kathy mcclanahan Reply

    Love your idea’s! thanks for the craft list – what a fun family project!

  6. debra dubois Reply

    such a sweet idea for Easter I would gave to say the eggs adorable

    • Elizabeth McQuaid Reply

      Thank you for the tips. I have the pink tree and ready to decorate.

  7. So many cute ideas..have a neice who would love the alien idea.

  8. I love this idea. I think we should decorate for all the holidays, big or small ❤️

  9. So many great ideas! I’ve left my tree up to decorate for each holiday ,and now I can’t wait to try so many of these

  10. lisa lawton Reply

    I just love all of your different colored trees and all the designs!!

  11. Cliff Plummer Reply

    Making homemade decorations is a great way to keep the whole family busy and having fun . These ideas are great

  12. Meghan Lolles Reply

    I love this idea! What a great way to bring a little cheer to the holiday while we are all stuck at home 💕

  13. Julie Flora Reply

    I really do love how the yellow tree brings the colorful decorations out more! I didn’t think about that color much, but should have associated it with the sunshine and spring!

  14. I absolutely love all your ideas!! Especially since putting your tree back up is so popular right now bc of the quarantine, it’s so awesome to have one up for Easter

  15. Beautiful trees and great decorating ideals. I love the pink trees!🐰🥕🐇🐰🥕🐇

  16. These trees are very artistic and stunning. I wish I could was a creative.

  17. Rebecca Kerr-Hughes Reply

    Love all these ideas. Given me some new ideas for crafts with our daughter this week, thank you! Love these trees!

  18. Easter tree would be one of my favorites because of the pastel colors I would use

  19. Holly Briggs Shaeffer Reply

    I love these ideas and I definitely want to decorate a black or orange tree for Halloween this year!

  20. Raven Inman Reply

    Loving the sweet pink Christmas tree someone posted and the creepy cute Halloween tree. 🥰 I guess I just love pink!

  21. I love the idea of decorating trees for all the holidays! It’s such a cute & creative way to bring whatever season more to life. Decorating Easter eggs with melted crayons is one way to take diy to another level and like the blog suggested above hang them to your tree! Happy Every holidays Everyone! 🌲

  22. Natalie Vaidya Reply

    I love all of them they r creative. But the balloon idea is smart!!!

  23. Suzanne Esaine Reply

    Beautiful trees with a lot of great ideas. Bringing color into the holidays.

  24. What a fascinating array of ideas! I especially loved the deconstructed witch potion tree with the pool noodle tentacles – fabulous creativity!

    • Sweetkissesk Reply

      I love all these ideas. Makes me wanna pull my trees out and create my own.

  25. Tommye Marion Reply

    All these ideas have me thinking about pulling my white and pink trees out and going crazy with both. Thanks for all the inspiring ideas

  26. put plastic eggs on sticks with a hot glue gun, then add the eggs to a floral arrangement. Can put candy in them for fun.

  27. So many creative ideas here! I especially LOVE the Easter Egg Balloon Ornaments! Just brilliant!

  28. Jessica Walker Reply

    I always thought it would be fun to keep a tree up year around and decorate it according to what holiday was approaching.

  29. Kelly Trent Reply

    I would decorate with fluffy chicks, plastic eggs and some cute bunnies.

  30. Cheryl A Bomar Reply

    I love the pink tree and the little fluffy chicks!! Thanks for sharing!!

  31. Bonnie Hampel Reply

    I would have my 5 kids make the decorations. who knows what they would come up with .

  32. Michelle Leffler Reply

    Decorating a Christmas tree for Easter is such a cute idea possibilities are endless

  33. Love these Easter Egg Trees! My favorite is the Alien Ornaments by the Crafty Lumberjacks! My boys would love the Alien Ornaments Tree!

  34. I’d crochet some bunnies & peeps in fun colors! Add some plastic eggs in fun colors!

  35. Sherry Fowler Reply

    wow so many suggestions and ideas! I needed this to get my creative juices flowing!

  36. Love the Easter trees. My favorite is the baby chicks and more on a pink tree.

  37. Sarah Silverman Reply

    They all look like so much fun. (=
    I love the balloon one.

  38. Victoria Thompson Reply

    One of my Christmas gifts was a white tree to decorate all year long and I’ve been trying to find more Easter ideas. This is great!

  39. Tina Fleenor Reply

    I love the tree branch decorations-you could put some in a vase inside and clip or tie decorations

  40. Colleen Schilinski Reply

    Alrighty …… Now I have to have an Easter Egg Tree !!

  41. I’ve always wanted to have a tree up all year!! Love these ideas!

  42. Vickie Thomas Reply

    I think all of your trees are absolutely beautiful, and exquisitely decorated. But I am in love with the pink one, just not sure my husband would agree. I believe “Oh Christmas Tree”, would be up his alley, it looks so realistic.

  43. Linda Cartwright Reply

    I love the Easter trees, I never thought of decorating a tree. Now you ha6my imagination going.

  44. DEBBEY BESS Reply

    Would love to see a teal/blue umbre tree with the darkest color at the bottom.

  45. I like crafts maven Jennifer Perkins’ pastel pink tree with her DIY bunny ornaments shown above. The pastel pink looks very spring and Easter like.

  46. I like using an egg cut in half with straw inside, and birds sitting on the nest

  47. Francisca tirado Reply

    This so cute and awesome my daughter learned a lot she wants to this every year now

  48. Carol Stadel Reply

    My best friend who passed away in 2015, loved holidays and kept a tree up all year and changed the ornament and lights to complete the holiday. Was so much fun to see the simple things in life enjoyed and shared.

  49. Becky McClure Reply

    Love the pink tree and I think it would look so cute with colorful eggs hanging from it and Easter bunnys.

  50. Awesome Ideas –
    great way to spend the day – my kids love to create and decorate

  51. So many amazing ideas! I LOVE the aliens. Totally adorable! The Pretty in Pink Tree is my absolute favorite!

  52. Melissa Antidormi Reply

    During these tough times, looking at all of these beautiful trees makes my ❤️ so happy!!!

  53. These are just fantastic!!!!! I’d love to decorate one with all Easter Candy 😀

  54. Some great inspiration here, though I would probably most likely end up making my own ornaments

  55. tim pressel Reply

    Creative Easter bunny’s toy’s with chocolate Easter eggs around the tree.

  56. Kari Coffey Reply

    I’ve never been one to look at decorating a tree for Easter, however this year would be the year! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  57. I love seeing ideas that stray from the typical bunnies and chicks for Easter.

  58. I never thought about decorating a tree for Easter! These are great ideas! Very kid friendly! I like the egg ornaments.

  59. I have never thought about having an Easter Egg tree,but I love it.Thanks for the great ideas.#Stay Safe #HappyEaster

  60. Jessica Wallace Reply

    I love these trees!!! Such a cute idea! I love the pink and white trees! I think I would go with the white and decorate in pastel colors! Pastel bunnies, eggs, and candy decorations!

  61. Brandi Swank Reply

    These are terrific ideas! I love them!! I really like the Easter egg balloon ornaments!

  62. Crystal Greene Reply

    Wow..Beautiful trees for Spring! I enjoyed reading about the history of decorating Easter trees too..fun blog!

  63. alicia brown Reply

    My DIY décor would be a garland made from plastic easter eggs!

  64. I love love love the Alien tutorial I sent the you tube to my niece He son is an out of this world alien lover Wow this blog is a treat for the eyes and soul Thank you

  65. Balloon easter egg diy is my favorite ! Love the colors ,its just super cute and my girls would love it in their rooms for Easter !

  66. These are so pretty! Hope to some day own a Treetopia Tree! My fave is the DIY Ballon tree idea ✌🏻💕

  67. April bouche Reply

    I love all the inspirational ideas I am so in love with the carnival creep show theme. My husband and I love the carnival and love clowns!!! 😍

  68. April bouche Reply

    I love all the inspirational ideas I am so in love with the carnival creep show theme. My husband and I love the carnival and love clowns!!! I would love to try some of these ideas

  69. These are amazing ideas. I love the alien tree made with Easter eggs. How cool. Thank you

  70. Sweetkissesk Reply

    I love all these ideas. Makes me wanna pull my trees out and create my own.

  71. When I was a kid my neighbor would decorate her out door tree with colored Easter eggs for all to see. I was jealous . The option of a faux tree was not even conceived yet. Now we can use colorful trees inside and out to uplift our spirits because of you.

  72. Betsy Brian Reply

    These all are such great ideas. The carnival tree I would never have thought to do.

  73. Dolores Hall Reply

    I have never thought to decorate a tree for Easter before now. These are so beautiful

  74. Dana Matthews Reply

    I’m loving the themed eggs! How cute would a unicorn them be!

  75. Frankie Pinnix Reply

    Great ideas! I think the Pretty in Pink tree with the pastel colors are my favorite.

  76. Karen McGiffin Reply

    Wonderful ideas that I am going to try! Very creative ideas that my kids will love!

  77. I like how they made the balloons look like Easter eggs. Very cute idea.

  78. Tina M. Counterman Reply

    I love to decorate for all holidays but with everything going on I am not decorating this year, just not the same since my family cant come see me this year for Easter!!!

  79. Pattie Webb Reply

    Amazing ideas, wish I had grandchildren close by to do this with…the joy on their faces would be awesome.

  80. deanna ottens Reply

    awesome decorated trees so creative alot of talent here I love this page and videos ty

  81. Nancy Dickson Reply

    I love all your trees, and your DIY ideas , simply wonderful, Thank You , Nancy

  82. Sue Williams Reply

    Aww saw one similar to my idea think it was yellow chickens on the tree instead of ducks 😊❤️

  83. Such neat ideas and not too complicated either. I saved them so I can definitely add some of them to my Easter tree! Love the little chicks❤️❤️

  84. MARIAM Ortega Reply

    Easter is tomorrow and I will be making a tree today just got inspired by your trees. Totally grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this! Thank you for the great videos and pictures and Diys. Have most on hand items gonna get busy! #treetopia Happy Easter

    • MARIAM Ortega Reply

      Oops! Forgot my favorite is the white one love to put some Pink Flock!!🎄

  85. Sheri Basulto Reply

    Take some eggs (right outta the fridge) take an icepick (or a similar type tool) poke 2 holes (on top & bottom of egg) and blow into the top hole (over the sink) continue to blow until insides empty and egg is light. Then rinse warm water thru top hole and out the bottom (2 prevent smells etc) once eggs totally empty and dry, allow the kids to dye and decorate to their liking, they can even label them with their names or even Easter Bible verses or jokes!

  86. I love the balloon idea, such a novel and fresh way to decorate for Easter! Happy Easter everyone.

  87. Nicole Manguso Reply

    I would make mine simple with a the pretty in pink tree and use the white and blue Easter eggs with some pink and purple tinsel and then too the tree with an Easter bunny 😍🌈

  88. Connie Lane Reply

    Love the pastel balloon Easter eggs on the white tree. Looks like Spring!

  89. Dawn Harris Reply

    I never thought of doing this, but it’s such a cute and unique idea!

  90. These ideas are super fun and festive! My favorite is the pastel pink tree with DIY bunny ornaments! So adorable!

  91. Yvonne Tandeski Reply

    Those squeeze tubes of color is what we use! Pretty traditional!

  92. These are all great ideas for decorating. I like the white trees with pastel decorations.
    You can also change your decorations to different colors or theme very easily.

  93. Theresa Jenkins Reply

    Love all the ideas … the grand kids did a bush with plastic eggs with glow sticks inside

  94. I havn’t decorated a tree for Easter before, but it’s a great idea!

  95. Dennis Magiera Reply

    What great ideas can keep the tree out until after Easter just change decorations.

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