How to make a charming Easter Bonnet

Alice Howarth
·3-min read
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Photo credit: Courtesy

Lockdown rules may have slightly eased but with shops, cinemas and play centres still closed, it’s likely you’ll need to plan at-home Easter activities and we have just the thing.

Hobbycraft have put together a super easy-to-follow guide for a Happy Easter Bonnet complete with all the spring-like embellishments you could dream of.

Some things you need you might have at home already but we’ve also collated a shoppable list of everything required as well as step-by-step instructions that are very straightforward to follow.

What you need:

Feel free to swap or add any decorations you might like - most large craft stores are offering a click and collect service or next day delivery.

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Photo credit: Hobbycraft
  • Blue hot melt 7mm mini glue gun, £5, Hobbycraft

  • Hot melt glue sticks 7mm 12 pack, £2, Hobbycraft

  • Wired sunflower heads 9 pack, £1, The Works

  • Daisy flower heads 20 pack, £1.50, The Works

  • Mini easter chicks 6 pack X 2, £1 each, The Works

  • Assorted eggs, 20 pack, £2, Hobbycraft

How to make a Happy Easter Bonnet:

Step 1

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Photo credit: Hobbycraft

Using the green Craft Foam, cut stripes measuring around 5cm of an A4 sheet along the long edge. Cut out an irregular zigzag as shown in the picture. Using a glue gun, apply glue to the bottom edge of the grass and stick around the crown of the hat. You will need one and a half stripes from an A4.

Step 2

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Photo credit: Hobbycraft

Measure the fence around the hat crown to mark where you need it to be trim. Cut with scissors and remove one pallet from the fence, use the empty loop to attach the fence to the other side. Use a glue gun to fix the fence on top of the grass.

Step 3

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Cute a few 2cm strips of acetate to make the letters support base. You will need one stripe for each letter and one for the Ladybird. Fold the stripe base four times to create a stand as shown in the picture.

Step 4

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Photo credit: Hobbycraft

Use two Ladybirds if you want your hat to look good at the back. When all your acetate support is ready, start to glue with the hot glue gun, use plenty of glue until all acetate stripes are firm in place.

Step 5

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Photo credit: Hobbycraft

From the stripes, you’ve cut on step 1, cut a “grass crown” made of green foam. Attach to the hat with the glue gun. Cover the hat base with Green Shred Sisal, use the glue gun to fix it. Make sure you hide all the glue and acetate base.

Use two felt bees to hide the emend on the foam grass crown.

Step 6

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Photo credit: Hobbycraft

Bend the wire stem from the flower head and tuck behind the foam grass. Glue the flower head with lots of hot glue. Alternate the type of flowers to give interest.

Step 7

Now that your main piece is ready you can distribute and arrange the variety of embellishments like cute Micro Chicks, Bright Eggs and Vivid Whimsical Mushrooms. Hot glue is the best way to keep all elements in place.

Hobbycraft has lots of bonnet projects available on the Ideas Hub, examples include ‘How to make a pompom bunny bonnet’, ‘How to make an Easter chick bonnet’ and ‘How to make an Easter blooms bonnet'.

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