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