Let the sunshine in! With spring still a few weeks off, it's the perfect time to make one of our favorite Swedish crafts: The påskris! Seen all over Sweden this time of year, the påskris is basically the Easter equivalent of a Christmas tree. Brightly decorated tree branches are adorned with feathers and painted eggs to welcome in springtime. These Swedish bouquets are such a fun, family-friendly craft that you can enjoy for weeks (even months) on end. We love the variety of colors and ways you can bring your own påskris to life.
See how we made ours below!
- hot glue gun
- small paint brush
- small craft sponge
- string or ribbon
- assortment of decorative easter eggs (sold at craft stores)
- white feathers
- paper plate
- glitter (optional)
- gold paint (optional)
You will also need branches to attach the feathers to, and a vase to hold the branches.
This first set of steps is for creating a glitter ombré on the eggs (totally optional of course, but we thought it was oh-so-pretty). First, squeeze some glue onto the paper plate. Dip with the craft sponge, then dab a thin layer of glue onto the egg, working your way from the bottom of the egg towards the middle. Take the glitter and sprinkle over the egg (above the paper plate to catch extras). Then let it dry for about 5 minutes.
Next, take your string and cut 4” long pieces. Once the eggs are completely dry, take a piece of string and hot glue onto the top of the egg (opposite of the glittered end). Once the glue is dry, tie the ends of the string together.
To create gold tips on your feathers (also optional), squeeze some gold paint onto the paper plate. Use the paint brush to gently dab some paint onto the ends of the feather. Sprinkle some glitter on the paint while it’s still wet to create extra sparkle. Let dry for about 10 minutes before handling.
Next, take your feathers (we used a mix of plain white feathers and gold-painted ones) and hot-glue them onto the branches. You can also use wire instead of a hot glue gun to attach the feathers. The easiest way to do this is to place the branches in the vase first, then start gluing away! Make sure to hold the feather in place for a few seconds while the hot glue sets.
Lastly, take the eggs and place them on the branches around the feathers. For a finishing touch, we draped the Felted Wool Circles Garland from the Hanna Home collection to bring it all together!