German Easter Egg Tree OR "Osterstrauch"
I am half German and the "Osterstrauch" has been an Easter tradition in my family ever since I can remember. The word "Oster" means Easter and the word "Strauch" means bush or branch.
I made these Easter ornaments many years ago from real eggs (I blew out the egg through a pin hole at either end, allowed the inside to dry and then hand painted them). Traditionally we would hang these eggs on pussy willow branches or on branches from an apple tree (if it was in bloom). This year I decided to use branches from our forsythia bush since it is currently in bloom. I do NOT recommend using forsythia branches since the blossoms started falling almost immediately after cutting them.
ENJOY the pictures that I took of my "Osterstrauch"