Wreath making is one of my favorite crafts. I enjoy changing them out monthly on our front door. I also use wreaths for indoor decorating, too. When I spotted straw bonnets recently, I bought one thinking that it could be used for several spring time craft ideas. I decided that it would be a fun alternative to a traditional spring wreath. Using items from the Dollar Tree kept the cost low and it didn’t take long at all to put it together.
I found several items that I’m using in my spring and Easter crafts at my local Dollar Tree. The bonnet, flowers, and ribbon for this wreath all came from there. I already had the floral beads. I bought those at JoAnns using a coupon of course!
The bonnet came with a red ribbon attached. Fortunately, it was held on by just a few stitches, so it was easy to remove without damaging the hat.
I replaced the red ribbon with this pretty shade of blue.
The ribbon was wider than I needed it to so it’s folded in half and wrapped around the hat. A pin holds it in place.
I tied off a piece of the ribbon into a small bow and added that to cover the spot that the ribbon meets.
Positioning the flowers was the only time consuming part of this project. That was mainly because I couldn’t decide on exactly how I wanted them arranged. After pulling the flowers from the stems, I tried out quite a few positions and finally chose to go with this one. The floral beads come in a small bunch. I pulled them apart and then joined three together to make a cluster. Th flowers and the beads are hot glued to the hat.
I wanted to add one more contrasting color to the center. I found this white bloom tinged with yellow in my flower stash.
Using the same ribbon that it wrapped around the hat, I cut several long pieces to use as a tail for the bow on the hat. Two of them are attached with glue to the front of the hat and the other two are attached on the inside of the hat.
I thought I was finished, but when I stood back to look at the wreath, the top portion of the hat seemed to be too plain. I added a cluster of floral beads to add some color to that area.
Often, I like to embellish the hangers that I’ll use for wreaths. For this one, I had just a little bit of ribbon left, so I made a rolled ribbon rosette and attached it to the hanger with glue.
Using a non traditional item to make a wreath was a good change of pace for me. Now, I’m thinking about other holidays and seasons and new wreaths that can be made!
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Spring Bonnet Wreath
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