Easter Bonnet Door Hanging

I’m still decorating for Easter.  I certainly couldn’t have a St. Patrick’s Day Wreath on the door for Easter.  Because the theme for this year is purple & eggs, I wanted to put both of those into the door hanging.  Instead of the traditional wreath, I chose an Easter Bonnet this year.  This was one of the easiest door hangings that I’ve done in a very long time.  I hope you enjoy it & will try one for yourself.

Here’s what I used:

Little girl’s straw hat  (I found mine at the Dollar Tree)

ribbon

small flowers

small Styrofoam eggs  (cut in half, lengthwise)

baby breath (used to fill in any gaps)

glue gun & glue sticks

small piece of wire (to make a ‘hanger’ on the back)

This is the way the little bonnet looked when I first got it:

I removed their ‘ribbon’ from the bonnet.  They had it glued down very well.  In fact, it was glued down so well that I couldn’t get all of the glue off where their little flower was.

So this is where I centered the flower arrangement.  I replaced it with ribbon of my own.  I made a small bow & hot glued it to cover that spot, leaving ribbon tails hang down.

I turned over the little bonnet & on the brim, opposite of where I put the bow, I inserted a small piece of wire (sorry it’s so hard to see)

Then I twisted the wire into a loop to make a ‘hook’ for hanging.

After I’d made the ‘hanger’  I turned the bonnet back over &  intertwined small flowers & small eggs into the bow & above on either side using hot glue.  Finally I added some baby breath to fill in any gaps that were between the eggs & flowers.

That’s all there was to making this little Easter Bonnet for our door.

Happy Easter from Creatively Sam’s!