How to Make an Easter Meadow Bonnet
With a few basic craft supplies this cowboy hat can be transformed into a fantastical Easter meadow complete with cute little roaming lambs, flowers and fences! This hat will be sure to turn heads at any egg hunt or Easter parade.
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- Spread glue liberally on the top and sides of the hat, then take a piece of green felt and place it on top. Fold it down around the top of the hat and wrap a strip of double-sided tape all the way around the felt to hold it in place. Cut away the excess underneath the tape.
- Take the second sheet of felt and cut an 8 cm wide strip from the length. Cut snips all the way along to resemble grass (you can fold the felt into thirds to save time!). Add double-sided tape all the way along the bottom edge and stick around the top of the hat. You can add several layers in different shades of green if you like.
- For the fence, measure around the top of the hat. Place 2 strips of double-sided tape to this length on the table, sticky-side up, alongside each other. Place the lollipop sticks all the way along the tape.
- Peel away the backing on the double-sided tape from both the fence and the hat. Wrap the fence around the hat.
- To make the fluffy little lambs, fold a black pipe-cleaner to create 4 legs and a head. You may need to make a tester first to work out how best to do this. Unroll a cotton wool ball and wrap it around the tummy to make fur. You can add a dot of glue but it should stay secure by itself. Dot on eyes using white paint and the nib of a pencil.
- Glue the lambs into the field along with the paper flowers. Add a strip of double-sided tape around the fence just above the rim of the hat. Then add different sized pompoms all along the tape, you can add a little felt bunny too if you like. Tie a matching blue ribbon around the fence and your meadow hat is good to go!