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Easter Tree of Egg Nests

In Germany and Scandinavia, it's a custom to decorate an Easter tree with pastel eggs. Our take features tiny nests that hummingbirds might call home.

Easter tree with nests of eggs

Photography: Dominik Tarabanski

Source: Martha Stewart Living, April 2020

Introduction

In Germany and Scandinavia, it's a custom to decorate an Easter tree with pastel eggs. Our take features tiny nests that hummingbirds might call home.

materials

  • Flowering branches

  • Foam eggs (Factory Direct Craft Miniature Brown Speckled Artificial Eggs, $6.25 for 12, factorydirectcraft.com)

  • Bird nests (Factory Direct Craft Natural Twig Bird Nests, 2.5", $21 for 12, amazon.com)

steps

  1. Place flowering branches, such as cherry or quince, in a vase.

  2. Stuff mini nests with dried moss and foam eggs. Nestle some into the forks of the branches.

  3. To suspend others, poke three twigs from your yard into each nest, pushing gently till they catch in its layers. Then tie the other ends together with cord, slide them onto the branches, and set them afloat.

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