For much of the country, it's still a wee bit chilly to be hiding eggs outside; or, at least to hide ALL the eggs outside. As the old saying goes, don't put all your eggs in one basket—instead, try mixing it up a bit and do some egg hunting both indoors and out. Of course, that also means decorating inside and out too, so as always, YOUHANGIT is here to help.
As you may have noticed if you read this blog regularly, we're pretty big fans of repurposing wood, upcycling, and reusing whatever you can to make beautiful wall hangings and other interior decor.
What we love about this project in particular is that you can still involve the kids how you always would: dye and decorate eggs with them, fill plastic eggs with goodies, and of course, once they're in bed, hide eggs all over the place. That said, if you live somewhere that is particularly cold, maybe let's skip doing a super great job of hiding outdoor eggs to avoid frostbite and potential Easter Day trips to the emergency room.
The wall hanging branch is a great way to decorate for Easter, and works well to hang plastic eggs, construction paper eggs, cloth eggs, or stuffed, plush eggs you and the kids have decorated together.
While some of you may opt to find the "perfect" branch from hobby stores or other retailers, don't skip the opportunity to peruse your yard for fallen branches that could just as easily do a great job—and at no cost to you.
If you want to kick it up a notch, you can spray paint the branch silver or gold, or if you want to make it a fun family DIY project, you can take it outside or into the garage and use nontoxic paint to decorate your Easter branch with the kids.
Once you're done painting your Easter branch, it's time to hang it on the wall. Because this is not a classically square or rectangular object, you can rely on your eyeballs rather than a hands-free level to decide when the branch is positioned the way you like it. What you will want to use is a YOUHANGIT device to make a mark on the wall (or two YOUHANGITs to make two marks depending on how large and/or how heavy your branch is).
D-ring hardware will work best for this job; you can pick these up at your local hardware store and screw them right into the back of the branch. So, once you have attached your D-rings and made your perfect marks on the wall, you'll tap a couple of nails (at an angle, see more instruction on this below in the PRO TIP) or our Sexy Metal Hooks into the wall where your marks are, and voila, hang that Easter decor branch with confidence!
*PRO TIP: Use D-ring hardware that can handle double the weight of the branch—you can't be sure how much it will weigh once you have added your decorations, but of course, you don't want to hang like a thousand pounds off of it either. By using a nail hammered into your wall at an upward angle rather than at a 90 degree angle, you can ensure better holding power for your decorative Easter branch—and you won't have to worry about D-rings sliding off the nails either. Our Sexy Metal Hooks can also be used to handle weight accordingly—YOUHANGIT makes 10, 20, 30, 50, and 100-pound hooks, so choose accordingly.
Below is an animated video that shows you exactly how to use YOUHANGIT to hang D-ring hardware on the wall. It's that easy! So have fun, and enjoy your holiday!