DIY paper Swedish Easter tree

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Last year I had a reader ask if I could come up with a cheap and easy Easter centerpiece for the table. Well, a year later it’s coming true! Påskris it is! This one is cheap and easy though a bit time consuming.

Påskris is a Swedish Easter tree that I caught wind of while living in Scandinavia. I’ve been wanting to do my own version for ages now so this year was the year! They’re usually made with real feathers and painted Easter eggs, paper roosters, pipe cleaner witches, crochet catkins, and yarnball chickens (????) but I decided to keep it to paper feathers. I love the movement they created.

It would make a great centerpiece for an Easter table or just a fun decor statement for the house. And if you’re making decorations for a party, just make the arrangement smaller in scale to cut down on labor and costs.
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Materials:

    • paper in the color of your choice (I used pastels in scrapbook paper for Easter)
    • scissors
    • feather templates
    • acrylic paint in coordinating colors to the paper
    • branches
    • vase
    • glue gun
    • pencil
    1. Cut out the feathers using the feather templatesunnamed-8
    2. paint colorful designs and patterns onto the paper (optional)unnamed-6
    1. Cut more details into the feathersunnamed-3unnamed
  1. Curl the feathers with a pencil to give them movementunnamed-14unnamed-13
  2. Assemble your branches into a vase
  3. Glue gun the feathers to the edges of the branches

Voila!

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Crafting, styling, photography by Brittany Jepsen

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