Layered Easter Egg SVGs 🐣 Easy Easter Tree Decorations
Decorate your home for Spring with these cute DIY layered Easter egg SVGs to make a fun Easter tree!
The tradition of Easter trees originated in Germany. It involves decorating the branches of trees and bushes with eggs for Easter. The egg is an ancient symbol of life, which is why they are used as symbols during the Easter period.
To make an Easter tree, eggs are hung on branches of either outdoor trees and bushes or on cut branches inside.
These Cricut Easter decorations look lovely hung from a white Manzanita tree, or you could even spruce up your Christmas tree to make an Easter tree instead.
Any excuse for papercrafting is great with me, so here are five layered egg SVGS to add to your Easter tree!
Layered papercraft Easter egg ornaments
Here is a list of the materials that I used to make this project.
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- Cricut Maker
- Light blue Cricut cutting mat
- Coloured Card
- Thin ribbon or twine
- Collall All Purpose Glue
- Needle Tip Applicator Bottle
- 3D foam pads
- Artificial tree (mine is from Hobbycraft with a custom-made base)
How to make Easter egg decorations
Here is a video tutorial on how to use the free layered Easter egg SVGs with a Cricut machine. Keep scrolling for a written tutorial!
Note: The video was recorded in Design Space version 7.2.87. Later versions may look a little bit different.
How to make an Easter tree with a Cricut
Here’s how to make your very own Easter tree using a Cricut machine!
Step 1) Download the free files & unzip the downloaded folder
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Before you upload the SVGs to Design Space, you need to unzip the download folder that they come in.
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- How to unzip a folder on an Android device
Step 2) Upload the SVG files into Design Space
Open up Cricut Design Space and upload the five files which start SVG_ in the filename. You will need to upload them one at a time.
Make sure you upload the file which starts SVG_ in the filename – the other files won’t work in Design Space!!
This is how they will look during the upload process:
After uploading, all five eggs will show in your “Recently Uploaded Images”. Click on them all and then press “Add to Canvas” to put them onto your Project.
First, resize the Easter egg SVGs as they load in a little bit big by default.
Click the eggs on your canvas and use the width/height boxes near the top of the screen to make the the size that you want to cut them.
I made all of my eggs 3.5 inches tall.
I don’t recommend making them much smaller than that as it will get difficult to cut your foam squares small enough to stick them together without it showing over the edges.
The designs come in lots of different colours, including some which are very similar. If you’d like to change this to make them exactly the same so that they cut on the same Cricut mat for faster cutting, the easiest way is to click “Colour Sync” on the top-right of the screen.
This changes how the layers are displayed down the right of the screen so they are split by colour.
You can click-and-drag the layer images to recolour them.
I made single-sided decorations for my Easter tree, but if you would like to make double-sided eggs then click each design and press “Duplicate” to make a copy.
Click the duplicated versions and then click “Flip” and “Flip Horizontal” to make a mirror image.
You need to do this so that the two sides will line up when you place them back-to-back.
When you’re happy how everything is looking in Design Space, click “Make It” and follow the instructions on-screen to cut out all the layers.
Step 3) Stick the Easter eggs together
Place all the layers of the eggs in the correct positions to make sure none get forgotten when you stick them together!
Use a combination of sticky foam squares and glue to stick the egg ornaments together.
Be careful not to put the foam pads over any gaps” in the cardstock otherwise you will see them when you stick the egg decorations together.
My favourite glue to use on papercraft projects is Collall All Purpose Glue.
It’s SO good because it doesn’t “warp” or bend the cardstock like some glues do. You can use as much of it as you want and the card stays perfect – and it dries perfectly clear too!
To make it even easier to apply glue to layered card projects, I highly recommend getting some of these needle tip applicator bottles to put the glue into.
The nozzles are REALLY tiny which makes them perfect for putting glue in the tiny pieces of these layered eggs.
Here is a guide on how to stick each Easter egg together. A full size printable version is included in your download folder.
Step 4) Add ribbon and hang on your Easter tree!
Cut some pieces of ribbon and thread them through the holes in each egg.
I folded my ribbon in half to make a “loop” and then threaded the ends through to secure the ribbon to the rings on each egg.
Then, I tied the ends of the ribbon into a knot, all ready to hang on the tree!
I hope that you enjoy these free layered Easter egg SVGs!
Love layered SVGs? Check out my other free layered SVG files