Wool-wrapped Easter tree
Make your own Easter tree
Ok, so Christmas is the time of year for trees, but why not try creating an Easter tree to hang your pretty decorated eggs ? An Easter tree (or branch) is simple and pretty - you just need to find the right shaped branch and a heavy-bottomed stable vase, then you can pretty it up even more by wrapping parts of the branches in wool. Here's how.
- A branch from a tree - choose a nice shape with several branches out to the sides so all of your eggs will be on display.
- A vase or pot plant to hold it
- Also helpful: some sand to weigh the vase down
Tools required; how to wrap wool around branch; stand it in a vase and hang eggs.
How to make your own Easter tree:
1. Remove any leaves from the tree and snap off a few twigs to make a little space. Pick your starting point and tie the end of a piece of wool into a knot.
2. Hold the shorter piece against the branch and start wrapping the wool around the branch and shorter length to hide it. You'll need to keep the wool ball together to make it easier to wrap around the branch - holding the branch firmly between your legs will also help.
3. When you come to a fork in the branch, loosely wrap the wool as far as you want it, then wrap as normal back up the length of the branch, covering any gaps. Continue up the branch.
4. Mix it up a little- skip some branches and wrap others. You don't need to wrap the entire branch (unless you want to, of course!) - just do as little or as much as you like.
5. Place in a vase and fill the vase with sand for stability. Then hang your eggs.