Straw hats, large and small, are fun to decorate as an activity at parties or to hang on the wall. This is a guide about decorating straw hats.
I found a cute set of mini straw hats and then found one that they would fit on and went to town!
Total Time: 2.5 hours
VARIATIONS: You can do this in many ways. Make each edging of the mini hats a different color. Add a button to match. Keep the white one only on the top and don't make any of the others white, this will keep each mini hat and the button on top separate. On the top you could use a flower, or other embellishment. Leave the edging plain or add some other color or stitch for it. Mix it up and make yours unique like this one.
This is a simple, very inexpensive project that you can make for your own front door, but also makes a great Mother's Day gift for a mom or grandmother.
Since everyone's sunflowers are in bloom now, I thought I would share this craft. Take the straw hats any size you want and paint the center or top of hat brown as in picture, let dry.
What says summer more than a little lady bug. Here is a hat that will make you want to go sit in the garden with a large glass of ice tea and just watch the world go by.
These adorable little hats can be hung on the wall, added to wreaths, used as gift bag tie-ons, or as refrigerator magnets. You can also make a few to sell at a craft fair. They are easy to make and allow you to make use of all the bits and pieces of leftover craft materials you have lying around.
Where can I buy little girl straw hats to decorate at a girl's tea party?
By Quana from Dayton, OH
This isn't for straw hats, but since you're wanting to decorate hats for a tea party, maybe this will be an option. My daughter and I made some, and decorated them with marigolds and lantana from the garden, fun & cute (and inexpensive!).
Try www.orientaltrading.com. Search "straw hats". There's a couple that if you paint them, add fabric or a bow, can be real cute. Plus the price is great. Sold in bulk which is good when buying for a party.
Try your local craft store.
Here's a cute hat made from a straw hat and craft foam.
I need ideas for how to decorate a straw hat for a mother's day banquet.
Ruth from Russell
Ribbon and silk flowers and lace have always worked well for me. Just gather up what you can lay your hands on, and try out various ways. Once I put a large rinestone pin on my garden party hat, and that was a big hit, and it was real, real simple.
Find fake flowers at a thrift shop, rinse them up in the bathtub if you don't have a kitchen sink sprayer, and cut them up to hot-glue around the brim.
I would like to know where I can buy books or get instruction ideas for decorating large women's straw hats for home decor.
By Esther from Dawsonville, GA
I would tie a ribbon about 1 inch wide around it like for a hat band and tie it in a bow with streamers hanging, like a woman would wear it with the streamers hanging in the back. Then glue some silk flowere wherever you would want to on the hat. It is more of matter of how you like the appearance rather that what a book might show.