Family Tree of Easter Eggs
We've hatched a new idea: In this interpretation of a family tree, your grandmother, parents, and children of your own are all shown in evocative photographs decoupaged onto eggs. It's apropos to the spring awakening, and makes for an easy and rewarding project to work on with your children, introducing them to generations past and present.
The design of this Easter tree is a simple arrangement of family photographs decoupaged onto eggs. Eggs are among the season's most powerful and poetic signs of rebirth. While flowering branches, asymmetrical and spare, set the stage for a scene adopted from the newly invigorated outdoors.
When reproducing a photo—especially if you're enlarging it—you want to start with a good quality high-resolution image. Mix shots of people, special scenes, and sentimental objects for an artful effect. The images take on a dreamy, painterly quality when printed on thin paper and smoothed onto the shells. Thread them with ribbon, and they make personalized ornaments for hanging. Hang blown-out eggs from quince or other spring-blooming branches that are secured inside a vessel weighted with stones.
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