DIY of the month: Your Easter Bonnet

April 5, 2011 in Costume, Craft and Art, Design, DIY, Fashion, Sustainability by alliemcc

Image via Summa Mamas

Easter is a good excuse, but the beginning of spring is reason enough to don some super-girly headgear. Whether you're going to church, or frolicking in the meadows, try your hand at making a fascinator (known in the olden days as a cocktail hat).

My wedding fascinator. Photo by my Uncle Jay. I basically used the directions in #4 below.

Skill level: intermediate crafter— if you can wield a glue gun without ending up in the burn unit, you can do this.

In no particular order:

  1. This one uses a headband as a base, and has a veil.
  2. Another headband base, with a big bow and veil. Rather vague sewing directions, but give it a shot.
  3. This young lady used papier mache to make the hat base. Just glue on a comb or hair clip and voila.
  4. Reclaimed plastic hat base, fabric, veil, and a comb! (Probably the best instructions, and the most authentic result, of the bunch).
  5. Big, romantic flowers and feathers on a hair comb. Delish.
  6. A list of other fascinator tutorials from BurdaStyle.