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!).


If you want a really fresh look, you can swap out the paper flowers for real flowers. You'll see in our photos that we've used daffodils, but you can choose whatever flowers you can find in your garden, window box or the supermarket.

Huge (Easter) hat tip to our parent tester and photographer Abigail Walker, from our Top Testers Club community for testing this Easter Bonnet craft with her daughter May, and demonstrating how easy it is to make with her lovely photos...

Floral Easter bonnet: how to make it, step by step

You will need:

  • Hat
  • Lots of tissue paper (various colours)
  • Pencil
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue or double-sided sticky tape
  • Buttons or pompoms
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon

Step 1: Stack up tissue paper pieces


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.

Step 2: Thread a pipe cleaner through the middle


Take out the pencil and thread a pipe cleaner into the hole and secure it by bending and twisting both ends to keep them tight.

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Step 3: Scrunch the petals – and repeat


Use glue or double-sided tape to stick a button or pompom on top of the pipe cleaner on one side. Then scrunch the tissue paper up on that side to make it look more flower-petal-like. Repeat until you have enough flowers to decorate your hat.

Step 4: Cover the hat with a base of tissue paper


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.

Step 5: Attach the flowers


Put glue or double-sided tape on the bottom of your flowers and stick them all over your hat.

Step 6: Embellish with real flowers (optional)


If you fancy it, you can try using real flowers between your paper ones.

And you're done!


Your bonnet – with either real or paper flowers – is ready to wear. Get ready for the compliments to come!

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Pics: Abigail Walker


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Tara BreathnachContent Editor and Social Media Producer

Tara is mum to 1 daughter, Bodhi Rae, and has worked as Content Editor and Social Media Producer at MadeForMums since 2015