Easter Crown

Bringing the Easter Bonnet into the 21st Century

The History

Ever wonder where the Easter Bonnet originated from? It stems from the Christian tradition of wearing brand new clothes after Lent. On Easter Sunday everyone used to get dressed and go to church in their brand new clothes symbolising Christ's resurrection. The phrase 'Sunday's Best', implies that every Sunday people would wear their best clothes to church. Well on Easter Sunday, this stepped up a notch and the women wore bonnets too. In Europe women used to wear flowers on their bonnets to represent Spring and new life. 

I feel like Bonnets are a little over done. So we came up with something a little different but just as FUN and just as BRIGHT! 

Pom-Pom Easter Crowns!

The colourful pom-poms represent the beautiful flowers we have been seeing blossoming as Spring emerges. But also, it reminded me of Christ's Crown of Thorns, this take is what comes later, it is what Easter is all about. Christ dies on the cross, crowned as the 'King of the Jews' with a ring of thorns. But it's ok, what comes next is the ending, or rather the beginning.

 LIFE!

He gave us life, and SO here is our take. A beautiful crown of psychedelic coloured pom-poms which if I don't say so myself, is just TOO darn cute. 

 

What you will need:

  • Colourful thread
  • Pom-Pom makers - preferably small ones (Amazon or Hobbycraft will sell them)
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks for the glue gun
  • A thick alice band

Instructions:

  1. Make as many pom-poms as you can and trim them with the scissors.
  2. Once you have enough use your glue gun to stick them on to the alice band.

Watch the video links below if you don't know how to use a pom-pom maker or glue gun.

 
 

This is a really quick craft and the results are maximum. When I showed Patronus A her new Easter Crown she was so happy! We used lots of bright colours but it is up to you what colours you do. Perhaps you have a special outfit you want them to wear, why not colour co-ordinate?! Have fun with it. 

The. Rainbow.Tree

Did you know that a Rainbow Tree is a tree that can be found in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia? It is called the Eucalyptus Deglupta or Mindanao gum,. In laymen terms, The Rainbow Tree/Rainbow Gum. 

As the top layer of bark peels away it leaves the bright green colour behind. It then changes to a darker green, blue, purple, pink, orange, red, maroon and then back to brown. This shedding happens gradually and at different rates. This is why the trees look like they have been splashed with paint.

This is nature at its best.

The ingenuity is child like in it's imagination and I love it. No rules, no boundaries. Art can take you places nothing else can. It can inspire, create emotions, be therapeutic, be a learning tool. It can be as big or as little as you want it to be. It doesn't matter how you do it. But just do it.

So.

WELCOME to my humble abode,

THE.RAINBOW.TREE