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