This came from another blogger, Penny Wise, who just posted this yesterday. In search of some unique bonnet photos, I found Penny and she had all this and quite comprehensive. I just didn’t know how to cut and past. All the instructions are here from her blog.
Spring Bonnets by Penny Wise.
There are many tutorials for these online but we’ve always found this system works. You’ll need
we noticed different brands yielded different
results and shapes.
paint which adheres to cup
(avoid spray paint as it will dissolve cups)
trim, ribbons, florals and trinkets
head bands, hair clips if desired
hot glue guns
photos and ideas for inspiration
Place cups, bottoms up, on a cookie sheet.
“Bake” in preheated 300 degree oven anywhere
from 2-10 minutes, checking every minute.
(size of cups and variations in ovens will affect time)
As if by magic, the cups will shrink into a variety of hat like shapes. I always make extras to allow for “oopses” or the occasional dud.
Remove cups and allow to cool thoroughly, painting if desired. Faux eggs are on hand to make fun models.
If hosting a party, cups can be heated and painted with assorted colors the day before to save time and allow guests to dive right into the decorating part.
busy hands: gluing, snipping and trimming
Then decorate away: The fun part is seeing how each guest incorporates their own personal style.
Why did I post this??? This Saturday only 3 days away, there will be an Easter Bonnet Parade. Gathering in front of the Gulfstream Hotel and at 9:30 we will all stroll over to Bryant Park along with Mr and Mrs. rabbit and officially open the Easter Event sponsored by the Lake Worth Recreation Advisory Board. No need for serious fashion, as Easter Bonnets can range from the subtly cheeky to the all out outrageous.hats inspired by favorite colors, travels, or interests. toothpicks become impromptu chopsticks for an asian inspired topper, stars add sparkle to chic black chapeou With the popularity of fascinators (Thanks Princess Kate!) we decided to attach some of our creations to plastic headbands or hair clips for some whimsical but wearable flair. Here are some past creations from our South Grade School right out of Ms Rebecca Hinson’s class made with materials donated by Ella our Lake Worth Milliner.