Thrifty Homemade Easter Bonnets.

24 Mar

The Livster’s class are having and Easter Bonnet competition on Friday, so it was the perfect opportunity to get crafty again.

Paper plates and paper bowls cluttering up dark corners of my cupboards made a good starting point for  our bonnets.

I cut a hole in the centre of the plate like so-

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And then glued a the bowl in the hole to make the crown of the hat.

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Once the plate was dry it was time for the fun part. Decorating.

Because I only like “controlled” fun (I am a killjoy), I specified to the small people that they could use any colour paint except black and brown. Otherwise everything goes a sludgy colour. Sludgy makes me a bit twitchy.

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Once the paint was dry, Liv had a rummage through my button collection and chose the blingiest ones she could find to embellish her Bonnet. She also chose some pink ribbon for tying under the chin and we glued the bits into place.

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Obviously I had to get in on the act and make my own. I think I may have gone a step too far with the Victorian style ribbon ear flaps, but I got carried away.

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Anyway, we both thoroughly enjoyed making our thrifty, nifty easter bonnets. We’ll probably tinker with them all week.

Give it a go, it costs pennies and is easy and fun to do. x

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Thrifty Homemade Easter Bonnets.”

  1. idiotwriter April 9, 2014 at 8:36 am #

    Thanks for the good idea! Have to do one with the little girl 😉 Have not got a bowl, but the paper plate will make a good start. And have some little fluffy chicks laying about from last easter we can use! Super!

    • hannahblythin May 21, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

      Thanks. I hope you Easter bonnet making went well xx

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