The inspiration for this project comes from my childhood memories of Easter. My mom made a little Easter tree every year with forsythia from our yard and egg nests that she had made with colored eggshells, ribbon, and chicks. The fragile eggshell nests were saved from year to year; I’m amazed that they lasted more than a year or two.
How she did it with real eggshells, I don’t know, because I tried at least 6 times and could not crack an egg neatly down the middle to save my life. After having a big breakfast of eggs, I decided I’d just have to use the plastic ones. Much easier, if not quite as elegant.
This project required plastic eggs, 3/8” ribbon, chicks, nesting material, a glue gun, and some kind of branches. My color scheme of pink, orange, and white was dictated by the ribbon in the $1 bin at Michaels. I also got a package of 15 tiny chicks for under $2 on sale.
Start by cutting a length of ribbon about 5” long and tacking with hot glue to opposite sides of the eggshell to form a loop.
Attach more ribbon horizontally around the top edge of the eggshell, covering the edges of the loop.
When you get all the way around, cut the ribbon so it overlaps the original edge by about 1/2”. Fold that 1/2” over and glue it to itself to form a 1/4” tab. Glue the tab down over the original raw edge.
This will give you a nice finished edge.
Tuck some moss or Easter grass into the egg, add a chick, then hang it on your branches. I used my faux-sythia.
Voila! A cutie-pie Easter tree!
Keep an egg carton to store your nests in for next year.