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30 March 2009

Making An Easter Tree

People have been wondering what an Easter tree actually is.  I think it's originally a Northern European tradition (Swedish? German?) but is becoming increasingly popular in the UK.  We never had one when I was a child but I've made one every year since the Minx was born.

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They're very easy to do.  Just put some florists' oasis/foam in a bucket; stick in some branches, (either flowering tree branches or some twisted willow as I've used here); cover the top with sphagnum moss; decorate with little wooden pastel-painted eggs and ornaments, and finish off with peculiar pompoms.

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I found our little decorations, by Gisela Graham, a few years ago on Ebay, but I see that for US peeps Williams Sonoma is getting in on the act with some pretty wooden eggs, which are even on sale if you want to snap some up. If you were one of the crazy people who doesn't like my pompoms, I sup-pose some pastel satin bows would do at a pinch.

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Oh, the easter trees :) It is a Swedish tradition, although our trees usually incorporate coloured feathers as well. Most of our traditions originate from Germany though, so I wouldn't be surprised if the tradition is German "by birth".

Love, love, LOVE your Easter Tree!

Anna, thanks! I thought it might be Swedish. The bit about the feathers is interesting, I've never seen that on UK trees.

How pretty. It turned out well.

LOVE IT!! We have a very sad version from Tesco's - not a patch on yours x

for those egg strings, you could add solar powered string lights

This is gorgeous! I will have to do one next year :)

Totally agree, gonna do one next year as well. I want an easter tree!!

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