It’s that time of year when school nativity plays abound. And I’ve been requested to provide costumes for both Son1 as a census official and Son2 as an innkeeper. Mostly fairly simple except the note for Son1 requested a laurel headdress. Now that sounded a challenge, especially as I’m not particularly creative.
Luckily we do have laurel growing in our garden, so I picked a few handfuls of laurel leaves and popped them in the airing cupboard for a few days to dry. I then cut a length of green garden wire several inches longer than the diameter of son1’s head and threaded the leaves on, ensuring that half faced one direction and half the other. I then placed it on son1’s head, twisting the wire ends closed.
It looked fine on the floor whilst I was making it, but the leaves all flopped down once it was on son1’s head, so I hope school consider it okay.