Did you know that in some Germanic cultures people have been decorating trees for Easter just like at Christmas time? Neither did we... until some cute Easter trees starting popping up all over the the internet and inspired us to create our own. Holidays always cost so much, so we wanted to come up with an inexpensive way to do our own Easter tree... without making it yet another expensive tradition. We used our Classic 5-Tray Dehydrator to make our own ornaments, along with a couple of tree limbs and a pitcher. We made this cute tree for under $15.
All you need to create this Easter craft is flour, salt, water, an egg shaped cookie cutter, a couple of branches from the yard, a pitcher or vase, ribbon, acrylic paints and a Classic 5-Tray Dehydrator from Ronco.
Salt Dough Recipe
• 1 cup salt
• 2 cups all purpose flour
• 1 cup lukewarm water
- In a large bowl, mix salt and flour.
- Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency, like pizza dough. If your dough is too dry or too wet, adjust with wet or dry ingredients accordingly.
- Form your dough into a ball and kneed it for at about 5 minutes. The longer you kneed your dough, the smoother it will be.
- Roll out dough on a floured surface to about ¼ of an inch thick and use an egg shaped cookie cutter to make eggs.
- Place cut-out shapes onto your Turbo Dehydrator trays, making sure they don’t touch. Using a sharp object, poke ribbon holes in the top of the eggs so that you can hang them with ribbon.
- Set your turbo dehydrator to 120°F. Depending on thickness, they will be completely dehydrated and ready to paint in 12-14 hours
- Use pastel acrylic paints to paint your eggs craft. You can seal with polyurethane spray if you want.
8. Use colorful ribbons as a way to hang your homemade egg ornaments on your Easter tree.