This beautiful floral Easter bonnet, made mainly with tissue paper to create oversized flowers, is pretty as a picture and perfect if you want something a bit different from the classic bunny and chick Easter bonnets (though we love those too!).
Abi W in our Facebook community has created this brilliant step-by-step photo guide to show you how to do it.
If you want a really fresh look, you can swap out the paper flowers for real flowers. Abi’s used daffodils (see pictures below) but you can choose whatever flowers you can find in your garden, windowbox or supermarket.
Floral Easter bonnet: how to make it
You Will Need
- Lots of tissue paper (various colours)
- Pipe cleaners
- Glue or double-sided sticky tape
- Buttons or pompoms
Start making the flowers by cutting or ripping the tissue paper into roughly hand-sized pieces. Use a pencil to pierce the centre of the tissue-paper pieces, then stack them up, layering the colours until you have about 15 paper squares in your stack.
Take out the pencil and thread a pipe cleaner into the hole and secure it by bending and twisting both ends to keep it tight.
Use glue or double-sided tape to stick a button or pompom on top of the pipe cleaner. Then scrunch the tissue paper up to make it look more flower-petal-like. Repeat until you have enough flowers to decorate your hat.
Secure a whole sheet of tissue paper to the hat with glue or double-sided tape. Trim the edges with scissors so it looks ‘floaty’. Tie a ribbon around the hat with a beautiful bow at the back, and use glue or double-sided tape to keep it in place.
Put glue or double-sided tape on the bottom of your flowers and stick them all over your hat.
If you fancy it, you can try using real flowers instead of paper ones or, as shown here, use a combination of real flowers and green-tissue-paper leaves.
Your bonnet – with either real or paper flowers – is ready to wear. Get ready for the compliments to come!
Where to buy everything you need for this floral Easter bonnet
- Ready-made woven Easter bonnet, £1 from Hobbycraft
- Tissue paper, £8.25 (100 sheets) from Amazon
- Pipe cleaners in assorted colours, £3.99 (100 pack) from Amazon
- Buttons in various colours (100-pack), £3.49 from Amazon