…with all the frills upon it!” Yes, we are doing the Dillsboro Easter Parade again this year with the Mini Cooper club, so I needed to step up the Easter Bonnet from last year. My Spring Hat was cute and went well with the sweater I wore last year, but didn’t have the panache of the ones in the parade. Time for a re-fashioning to a bit more spectacular for the show as we will be in the parade this year.
I began by removing the yellow rose and the flowers around the tulle bow, along with the bow too. Then I made a new tulle bow about three times larger. Some ribbons were added as well.
Large yellow hibiscus flowers were glued to the left side.
I added some tulips for height on the left side around the hibiscus. On the tulle, I glued small white silk flowers randomly down the four streamers cascading down from the back of the hat.
I put a few on the bow too.
A little bird clip is added to the front, and I thought I was done.
Big flowers, and a trail of tulle and flowers going down the back, looked pretty good.
Here’s the side again with the tulip additions.
I put it on an antique hat rack and the more I looked at it over the next two days, the more I thought it just wasn’t finished. It needed a bit of something else.
I have two of these adorable little bean bag ducks holding an egg. It seemed the perfect addition, along with some plastic eggs to take up the rest of the available space.
I sewed it onto the hat with pearl cotton, so I can take it off later without damaging it. The eggs were put on with hot glue.
OK, now it is done!! I think it is finally enough to keep up with any of the hats from last year’s parade.
Are you doing any crafting for Easter?
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