When you’re out shopping, always keep your eyes open for opportunities! And hobby shops are not the only shops where you can find stuff to craft with! So when I hit our brand new shiny Primark store in town recently, I picked up this hat. It was only £3 but I knew what I would be using it for. And it’s not to wear! Although I did pick up another hat too while I was there .. well, .. it’d be rude not to!
If you’ve been looking around on the blog you may have seen our hallway makeover? And if you haven’t, you can find it here – it’s worth checking out how we completely transformed our hallway with some old doors!
So now we’ve got this hall tree (did you know that’s what they call it? I didn’t until we made one!), I’ve got THE perfect backdrop for a wreath. Or for this hat! Here’s what it looked like about 30 seconds after I arrived home from town .. you can still see the Primark tag on it 🙂 ..
It’s nice, but a bit plain, .. right?
Not for long! I grabbed some Wisteria blossom from The Range (mine was peach, but it’s very similar to this one here).
catch this project on my facebook page!
If you want to see exactly how I decorated this Primark hat, you can catch the replay of my Facebook Live here. Because I made it on a Live I don’t have any progress pics, but hopefully this speaks for itself! And I’ll show you plenty of photos so you can see what I’ve been up to 😉
The wisteria blossom had some greenery which I cut off and divided equally around the hat. I just hot glued the leaves straight on there.
Next I took my wisteria and pulled off the individual bunches of flowers. Again, just hot glue them straight onto the hat, over the greenery.
Where there were some gaps in between the leaves I took a lavender bunch which was left over from a previous project (check out the lavender embroidery hoop here) and filled up the gaps by hot gluing 2 small sprigs of lavender in each gap. Just tuck the stem in between the flowers.
Where the wisteria blossom tapers I added some small individual blossoms to fill out the “thinner bits”.
And finally, I wanted to add a bit more detail to the flowers. I grabbed my pearl wedding garland (this has been used for SO many projects over the last year or so!) – you can find it at The Range. I snipped off a few individual pearls and hot glued them into some of the blossom.
Pop a little ribbon on the back to hang your hat and you’re all done!
And here’s is how it’s looking in our hallway! PERFECT for summer! Although I definitely won’t be wearing it .. I’d feel like Carmen Miranda! 😉
See the mirror on the left? It had a very narrow escape as it was destined for the bin! You can check out how I rescued it here.
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