My Nana is German and ever since we were little we have always had an Easter Egg tree - which is quite a tradition in a lot of Europe but not really in the UK. I have seen a lot more of them creeping up of late but having one in the 80's in our bay window in Scotland was quite a novelty. Over the years our family have picked up and been given lots of lovely wooden decorations to add to the tree (although my older ones are lost somewhere in storage unit hell at the moment) so putting the tree together is often quite a reminisce.
This year I decided to get one up quite early so we could enjoy it for the whole of the school holidays. Step one was to head off to Regent's Park to collect as many sticks as possible ... then having selected the ones that were just right (ie had lots of twists and turns and sticky out bits on them!) we put them into a vase.
Step two - children plonk as many decorations as possible onto the same branch, I start to twitch as it doesn't look quite right so start removing and placing elsewhere when they aren't looking ... and VOILA .... it's done!