Monday, March 19, 2012

DIY Easter Hat






Easter is very important in my country, so I wanted to decorate properly for the occasion. Browsing through a sea of (cuter than cute) adorable eggs and bunnies in pastel colors, I thought I should go the opposite way.

I chose the Easter Hat project because it's a reminder of a world-wide tradition. I ALWAYS wear something brand new for Easter (preferably shoes!!!). And looking in my closet, I went with the bowler hat. Too much pink never harmed any body, but it put me in the mood for a unisex look. I LOVE bower hats - British, quirky, stylish, timeless :)

You will need: a hat, a piece of fabric, glue, Easter felt silhouettes, flowers, paper and white gel pen.



Step 1: Cut a wide piece of fabric and secure it around the hat's original ribbon. Cover it completely.

   


Step 2: Attach the felt bunnies on the fabric piece.



Step 3: Prepare the flowers. Cut a thin piece of floral foam and immerse it in water. Pin the flowers on the narrow side. Wrap it up in waterproof foil.

             


Step 4: Secure the flowers to the fabric. Cover with another piece of fabric and finish with a felt bunny.



Step 5: Take a step back and evaluate your work. In my case, I felt the Easter Hat could use a little extra bling. Enter the awesome mustaches, in order to complete the British look!


Step 6: Take a sheet of black colored paper. Draw the mustache outline on the backside of the paper. Cut it, reverse and trace the outline with a white marker. I did it because you need to see the mustaches against the black hat. Attach some wire and pimp-up the Easter Hat :))

  

SO HERE IT IS :

 




Step 7: Frame it on the wall. Add a few drops of water every morning!


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70 comments:

  1. Frumosul ca necesitate ...
    Mulţumesc!

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    1. Multumesc, Doru, plin de cuvinte frumoase ca de obicei :)

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    2. thxx heaps i needed a diy easter hat and u made it brillant!!! thxx

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  2. love your hat!
    you have been tagged, come check out my blog for all the details!
    TAG your IT!!!
    http://www.heatherlyloves.com/2012/03/i-was-tagged-now-your-it.html
    xx,
    Heather

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    1. WOW! Thanks a million, Heather, I'm overwhelmed!!!

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    1. Thank you, I'm so happy that you like it :)

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  4. Thank you for linking to Handmade Tuesdays. That is a very festive hat!

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit yourself, Carrie :)

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  5. Love it..very smart idea, Thanks for sharing, & thanks for dropping by, I am going to follow your blog,come & join me :)
    Have fun!

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    1. I;m so glad you like it, Khadija! I love your blog (and your thousand tutorials) and I'm following back :)

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  6. This such a creative idea.

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad that you like it!

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  7. That is so awesome - very creative. I love the mustaches you added in the end. :)

    Thanks for linking up to Romance on a Dime's TIOT!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Betsy, your constant support and kind comments mean the world to me!

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  8. Very cute idea, you're creative.

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  9. This is absolutely wonderful!!! Easter decor with lots of flair!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

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    1. Thank you, Christine, I'm so happy that you really like my hat, even if it's a bit unusual :)

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  10. Pretty darn cute and original! Linda

    twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com

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  11. Thanks for sharing! What a whimsical hat. So fun!

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    1. Thank you for making time to visit, Suzy! I'm so happy that you like it :)

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  12. So Cute! You totally just got me excited for Easter!

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  13. What a neat idea!! Thanks so much for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, Courtney - you are one of the kindest party hosts ever :)

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  14. I love that you found a way to honor your heritage. This Easter hat is so creative. Thank you for sharing your flare for design at Show & Tell.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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    1. Thank you, Sharon, for finding precious time to visit and leave a great comment :)

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  15. Oh my goodness!!! What an adorable idea!!!! Love the different things you added. Have a wonderful weekend! Visiting from Creation Corner.
    ~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

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  16. You are just the cutest thing ever. Too bad you live overseas. I would come see you everyday for latte's and laughs! Love this and want to know...are you going to wear it out and about? Thanks for linking up to the Stinky Linky! Featuring it today on my Facebook page.

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    1. Thanks, Janel, we should really hang out, 'cause I make a smashing Arabic kettle coffee! I've framed the Easter Hat on the wall :)))) it's not like we have an Easter parade around here :P

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  17. Such a fun idea and so festive.
    Thanks for linking up to Blissful and Domestic's Feature Friday Linky Party. You Rock!

    Danielle
    Blissful & Domestic

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting and for the wonderful comment, Danielle!

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  18. Just to let you know I featured your beautiful project on homework today. Come over and grab a featured button if you’d like. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Carolyn!

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  19. Stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :) new follower!

    http://infinitelifefitness.com
    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, Tara, you just made my day! I love Mary Poppins!!! And I also thought of M. Banks when designing the mustaches :))

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  21. Wow that is creative. I love it. I found you at Show and Tell Saturday. I just love your blog! I'm your new follower and I would Like to invite you to come link up at my Sunday party it opens tonight and is open till next Saturday. @ http://www.arosiesweethome.com/
    Also I would love it if you would like to follow me too
    Thanks,
    Rose

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  22. How adorable! We really appreciate you sharing this at our link party and can't wait to see what you are up to next week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, Trish, your comments give me energy to create something new:)

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  23. Wow...this hat is AWESOME! I love what you did and how you displayed it...genius!

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    1. Thank you, it really looks better in reality framed like that :)

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  24. Oh my goodness! I NEVER would have thought of doing this! It's fabulous! Great job!
    Melody

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit and for the encouraging comment, Melody!

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  25. this is so darling! very Mary Poppins meets the Easter Bunny! and it looks great up on the wall! thanks for linking up... sorry i'm so late on the commenting this week :)

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    1. Thank you. Andie! That is indeed M. Banks's mustache :)))

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  26. Great Hat!!! Love it!!! Such great inspiration for doing something with hats that need a new look or are just sitting around. Great job!!!

    www.supremelydivinelife.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the nice comment, Ashley! I was careful not to damage the hat, maybe in a few months I will use it for another little project :)

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  27. Such a cute eastery hat!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you, Jill, I don't know how you always find the time to leave a wonderful comment :)

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    1. Thank you, I'm so happy that you like it :)

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  29. Love the hat! Have a fabulous week.

    Liz @ MLC

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  30. What a nice Easter hat ! I think if I would wear that here, people would think I am celebrating carnival, lol !

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    1. I made the hat for decorating the wall, but I wouldn't have a problem wearing it ... in England!!!

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  31. How creative is that! Love it. Thank you! Commenting from MYM.

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  32. LOVE it!! Thank you for linking up to SLEEPY SUNDAY!!

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    1. I'm so happy that you like my hat, Randee! Thank you for making time to visit :)

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  33. Love the little bunnies! So cute! Thanks for linking up to Manic Monday.

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    1. I'm so happy that you like it! Thank you for making time to visit and to leave a sweet comment :)

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  34. So pretty!

    Please come and see my mellow yellow entry. Thank you!

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  35. Love this so much! Unique, creative and original...and gorgeous! :) Thank you so much for sharing with us at Inspiration Friday!

    Heather

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  36. So cute love the mustaches! Thanks for linkin up! Stop by tomorrow and link up again!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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  37. How creative! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  38. Interesting to hear about wearing new shoes at Easter... This is also a tradition in Greece.

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  39. Love the mustaches! :) Cute!

    Thank you for linking up to A Pinteresting Party! :) Hope to see you again!

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  40. Wow! Can you make me an Easter hat? Thanks for linking up to the Cutesy Monday link party!

    Kathryn
    destinationcraft.blogspot.com

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  41. Goodness! You are so creative. This is so cute. Thanks so much for linking up on Fabulous Friday. See you again next weekend!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  42. Cute bunnies, beautiful hat!

    Visiting for Mellow Yellow Monday- hope you can stop by:)

    http://myrecipecollection.info/2012/03/champagne-mango.html

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