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DIY Easter Tree Ornaments - Jeweled Eggs

Updated on April 19, 2012
DIY sparkly rhinestone Easter tree ornaments
DIY sparkly rhinestone Easter tree ornaments | Source

Recently I made my my own Easter tree since I had lost my other one during a move. I thought it turned out really cute but after I finished it, I had nothing to decorate it with. I remember that I used to have several cute wooden Easter egg, bunny and chick ornaments but they were all lost along with the tree. So after putting my thinking cap on, I decided to make my own Easter tree ornaments out of polymer clay and rhinestones and I think they came out fabulous! I only used what I had on hand to make these. Unfortunately, I didn't have any bright colors of polymer clay or I would have just used that but I did have silver colored clay and plenty of rhinestones. Besides being a little time consuming, they were extremely easy to make and the finished product was well worth it.

What You Need

  • Polymer clay in any color- One package will make 8 eggs
  • Small skewer, wire stem or toothpick
  • Rhinestones or Crystals (resin or glass, hotfix or not)
  • E600 glue
  • cord,ribbon, twine or whatever you want to hang them with

break the polymer clay into 8 equal pieces
break the polymer clay into 8 equal pieces | Source

Step 1

Open the package of polymer clay. You will see that there are lines in it. This makes it easier to break off pieces of it.

Break off a piece at each line. You should have four fairly equal pieces after breaking them off.

Now take each of the four pieces and break them in half which will give you 8 fairly equal pieces of clay. Each of these pieces will be one egg.

baked clay eggs
baked clay eggs | Source
poke hole in top of egg for string
poke hole in top of egg for string | Source
egg with hole in top
egg with hole in top | Source

Step 2

Take each piece of the clay and roll it around your hand to help warm it up so you can shape it easier. Once it has warmed up and a bit more pliable, try to shape it like an egg. I made mine into a ball first and then started pressing and rolling with my fingers with a little bit of pressure to transfer the ball into more of an egg shape.

After you have made all the eggs, take the toothpick, wire or skewer and push it into the top of each egg to make holes in them. You can either make a hole just on the top or you can push it all the way through- depending on what you will be using to hang them with. I actually pushed mine all the way through but ended up only using the top hole. Whichever way you decide to do it, make sure to have the hole just wide enough to fit your twine, cord or whatever you are going to use to hang the eggs with.

After the holes are done, bake your clay according to the manufactures instructions and them let them cool completely.

Step 3

Now it is time to cut 8 pieces of string, twine or whatever you want to hang your eggs with. I cut each piece about 5 inches and then trimmed as necessary. They ended up hanging about 1.5 to 2 inches from the branch of the tree. It really doesn't matter, it's up to your according to how long you want them to hang.

You can either wait until the last step to glue the pieces in or you can do it now. I did a few of them before and after gluing the rhinestones on the eggs and I found it easier to do it before. The way you do it is, put a glob of glue on the end of the toothpick, skewer, wire or whatever you used to poke the holes in your eggs and then take that and push it down into the hole. Make sure you push all the glue down into the hole and then push each side of the string into the hole.

Sit the eggs aside for a bit to let the glue set. If you are using the E6000, you will only have to wait about 15 minutes or so.

I adhered my rhinestones to my  eggs with a hotfix tool
I adhered my rhinestones to my eggs with a hotfix tool | Source

Step 4

Get an egg and start putting rhinestones or crystals on it. Since my rhinestones were hotfix, I used a hotfix tool to adhere mine. You can do the same or if your crystals do not have glue on the backs you can use the E6000 to adhere them. Glue them on as neatly as possible. I placed them row by row going around the eggs horizontally rather than vertically. The E6000 glue works super well and applying a very small dot will be sufficient.

Once you have them all covered, viola!! You have some nice, blingy Easter egg ornaments for your Easter tree.

****Tips,Tricks and Ideas****

TIP #1--When I apply rhinestones without glue on the backs, I use E6000 glue and a skewer stick. I put an extremely thin line of glue for about two inches (because it drys so fast) for the row of rhinestones I'm gluing and then I'll dab the very tip of the skewer with just a tiny bit of glue. Then I just pick up the rhinestone by touching the skewer to the top of the crystal and sit it right down into the line of glue. It truly works and it makes placing the rhinestones go a lot quicker.

TIP #2-- If you only have clear rhinestones or crystals, you can change the color of the rhinestones by using permanent markers or alcohol inks. That is what I had to end up doing with this project because I had limited pink and iridescent rhinestones but tons of clear ones. It's easiest to color them after they have been glued on.

Embellishment Idea- To embellish your eggs even more, you can add bows on the top of the eggs tied around the strings they are hanging from!

Thank you for dropping by to learn how to make these blingy Easter eggs to decorate your Easter tree with. Happy Easter!!!

Please feel free to comment!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Hello praseio, Thank you so much for your votes and positive feedback! I really appreciate it so much. I really enjoyed creating this Easter tree and the jeweled eggs. I'm so happy you like them. Many blessings to you :)

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia complete Easter tree with beautiful ornament. It looks amazing. Everything come from your hand and great idea to make all this things become beautiful decoration. Thanks for share with us and I give my vote to you by pressing all buttons here, except funny. Take care!


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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you, kidscrafts! I enjoyed doing these. I appreciate you stopping by :)

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      kidscrafts 5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I love your jeweled eggs! Really original! It's for sure a nice piece to decorate any room for Easter!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Christy, I appreciate the positive feedback! I try really hard to make everything understandable.. probably because I am always confused myself LOL! Thank you so much for dropping by:)

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Oooh you are a crafty one, you! What a neat idea and you explained it well too!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you, Rose..Someone else had suggested to use it for multiple seasons. I keep forgetting that Christmas trees these days come in all colors... I really could make some cute pink ornaments for it for Christmas and use it then too!

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Cute Jamie! You could customize this concept to make Christmas ornaments, too.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      hi teaches, they are super easy. I bet you could make them with no problem! If you like the "bling" look, be sure to check out my sequin firecracker tutorial... I added a pic of some rhinestone covered firecrackers I just finished making :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for dropping by Jackie Lynnly!

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I love Easter egg trees, they are so pretty and I am not sure if I made one pretty enough i wouldn't just leave it somewhere all they time. Thanks for the info.


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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      They certainly are beautiful creations to make for Easter. I love the "bling" look of this craft. I think I could handle making these following your directions. Thanks for sharing.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, that's a great idea! You could keep this one out all year and change it up for each holiday or season. Tree's are not just for Christmas anymore.. I've seen them for Valentine's Day, too. I appreciate the vote.. and thanks so much for dropping by!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      HawaiiHeart- That is a great idea, HawaiiHeart! I think they would make a great centerpiece too or you could just do some large jeweled eggs and nest them in a basket for a nice one, too. Thank you for the comment and great idea :)

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      CreateHubpages- Thank you for dropping in.. I'm glad that you like these :)

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      I really love things that are different. This is a cool tree that I would keep up all year around and just change the decorations to go with the holiday or season. Great idea that can be easily modified to suit oneself.

      Voting you UP as always!

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      HawaiiHeart 5 years ago from Hawaii

      What a creative idea! Would be perfect for a centerpiece at Easter dinner.

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      CreateHubpages 5 years ago

      The easter tree ornaments is so very nice to me.