How to Decorate an Easter Bonnet


Whether celebrating Easter, the Christian holiday honoring Christ's resurrection, or paying homage to Eostre, the goddess of spring, wearing a brand-new Easter bonnet is an annual springtime tradition. While many woman and girls purchase ready-made Easter bonnets, others choose to decorate their own bonnets. Decorating a bonnet can be a fun craft project; additionally, opting to decorate an Easter bonnet ensures you will be the belle of the Easter parade with your one-of-a-kind creation.

Step 1

Create a design plan and a color scheme for your Easter bonnet. You may wish to cover your entire bonnet with flowers, place flowers around just the brim of your hat or secure a small cluster on one side. Whether you choose one color or multiple colors, make sure that your bonnet will match your Easter outfit.

Step 2

Purchase your bonnet and what you will need to decorate it. You can find a plain straw hat from a local discount, department or craft store. Artificial foliage is typically available at your local craft store.

Step 3

Using a hot glue gun, glue the artificial flowers and leaves to your straw hat according to your design plan.

Step 4

Cut two lengths of ribbon long enough to reach from the underside of the hat brim down past your shoulders, providing enough ribbon to tie a bow under your chin. Glue one ribbon to each side of your hat, on the inside of the hat close to where the hat and brim meet.

Step 5

Allow the glue to dry before wearing the bonnet. You are now ready to participate in an Easter parade wearing the Easter bonnet you decorated.

Tips and Warnings

  • Always supervise children when using glue. A glue gun gets very hot.

Things You'll Need

  • Straw hat
  • Artificial flowers
  • Artificial leaves
  • Ribbon
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors

Who Can Help

  • Parade of Easter Bonnets
Keywords: Easter, bonnet, crafts, hat, flowers

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