I love Easter Bonnets since they are so pretty and festive. You don’t have to have a big elaborate, expensive Easter Bonnet to make it special.
You can make your own Easter bonnet cheaply and easily without much fuss. All you need is some creativity and a few inexpensive items.
Craft stores usually have everything you need to make your own Easter Bonnet. Start out by finding an inexpensive straw hat or cloth hat in an Easter color that fits your head. Then think about decorating it.
Most Easter Bonnets have a nice ribbon going around the hat band area. You can use a piece of inexpensive cloth in the color of your choice or a scarf, a piece of lace or ribbon can be used. Wrap it around the hat like a hat band and tie a pretty bow on the back or side of your hat. You can even use lace on top of your band fabric. When you make the bow you can let the ends make long streamers that hang down from your hat.
Next you need some other types of decoration on your hat. Flowers made of silk or even plastic can add beauty to your hat. You can even use real flowers if you would like to. Poke the stem of the flower into a straw hat in the areas you would like it to be. If you have a cloth hat you can use a pin and pin the flowers or sew them into place. If you use real flowers you will need to remove them at the end of the day. Use complimentary colors to the color of your hats band.
You may find some tiny plastic eggs or bunnies with a stem on them. The stem can be used to put on your hat where ever you want to have little plastic Easter decorations on your hat. If your decorations do not have a stem connected to them you could glue or sew them onto your hat.
Easter Bonnets are pretty easy to make and very forgiving. You can use your own creative thoughts to make your Easter Bonnet any way you want. Decorate your hat with flowers, plastic animals, eggs or ribbons. It can be fun to take a trip into your local craft store and see what they have for you to make your Easter Bonnet with. You can surprise you family and friends by making them hats for Easter.