Get decorating this Easter with this easy to make pop up bonnet. With a huge range of embellishments, you can decorate your bonnet exactly how you like.
We have used Sunflowers, Foam Letters and Easter Chicks for an extra magical touch.
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Blue Hot Melt 7mm Mini Glue Gun
Hot Melt Glue Sticks 7mm 12 Pack
Green Foam Sheet 22.5cm x 30cm
Assorted Foam Letters and Numbers Sticker Set
Stix 2 Anything Clear A4 Acetate Sheets 5 Pack
Cream Easter Bonnet
Wired Sunflower Heads 12 Pack
Wired Daisy Flower Heads 12 Pack
Mini Yellow Easter Chicks 12 Pack
Assorted Decorative Eggs 20 Pack
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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