I had, in my head, a vision of gold and silver foil-wrapped eggs, woven artfully into a simple, wire crown. Easter in Kings Landing was the aesthetic I think I was striving for.
Which is, I’m sure you’ll agree, ENTIRELY appropriate for a 7 year old.
For those of you not obsessed with Game of Thrones, you’re just going to have to trust me that an evil queen mother having an incestuous relationship with her brother has Easter parade written all over it.
In any case, the reality (as usual) is slightly less elegant Cersei and slightly more crazy Lady Gaga wears eggs on her head. Shhh, don’t tell the child.
A few things conspired against my vision:
First I couldn’t find gold and silver eggs.
Then I couldn’t get my eggs to stay put on the heavier wire rim. No matter how much fine florist’s wire I used.
So I re-jigged the frame.
And managed to get the eggs to stay put using shite-loads of wire.
I actually liked this slightly wild version before I clipped the straggly wire ends.
In fact I almost left it like that. But it seemed a mite spartan.
Just a small piece of advice if you are going to go with this look: do make sure you tuck any sharp ends of wire well out of the way of little heads or fingers. Cover jagged ends with sticky tape. Because while a crown of thorns might be appropriate for Easter, a realistically bloodied brow is probably just a touch too gruesome for this age group.
The child has agreed to wear this, but I think only because she gets to eat the eggs afterwards. Fair enough too I say.
The three blue eggs have a little bit of super glue helping them along. And the crowning egg is polystyrene and a treasure decorated in a previous year. She is under strict instructions not to eat those.
Just quietly, I have no idea how I am going to get this to stay put on her head. It’s kind of heavy. And she’s not going to come at super glue.