But then I got bored with my stick trees. I felt like I had nothing more to SAY with my stick trees.
I realized that plain brown sticks was not the look I was going for. So I decided I would wrap my sticks in spring colored yarn. Except I didn't have yarn - I had extra thick thread. So I used that.
More specifically - FABRIC washi tape! It's washi tape but it looks and feels like fabric! I got it at my local craft store. You peel off the backing and you have fabric-y looking tape! So I wrapped my sticks in that and I had this really pretty floral that reminded me of Liberty fabric, and I totally delighted with myself. See below, in the glass jar, you can see my pretty sticks.
Then I just hung my egg collection on the sticks. I got most of them from Cost Plus World Market, which is the greatest store ever and I do most of my holiday shopping there. I really love the little mini eggs with the daisies on them. I have some other wooden Easter ornaments, but I've had them awhile and have no idea where they came from.
I'm pretty happy with the result! But I wanted the tree to be standing more upright and tall. My sticks, even wrapped in tape and reinforced with the thread stuff, they were still fairly flimsy, and began to bend sideways with the weight of the eggs. It's ok though. Sometimes you just have to bend sideways.
So...yeah! Behold probably my one and only craft of the year. Sometimes I make two things. Or zero things. But every once in awhile I like taping stuff. Cutting and taping are the extent of my craft skills. OH - I did hot glue the ends of the thread and parts of the tape to make it more durable so stuff wouldn't start unraveling. I have a mini hot glue gun and it's FANTASTIC. I could seriously hot glue ALL DAY LONG.