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I wish I was a punk rocker with flowers in my hair… but on my hat will do

Posted by Liv Heeney Oxfam Fashion blogger

4th Jun 2013

The Chelsea Flower Show is something which I've always wanted to go to and this year I got the chance to attend.

I had such a fantastic day seeing all the different gardens and the magnificent displays of flowers. If anyone has ever thought about going I would highly recommend a visit!

When I was getting ready on the morning of the Flower Show, I considered wearing something floral but then decided that might be going a bit over the top (This is possibly the only time in my life I have ever feared dressing OTT). So, I settled for a stripy summer dress instead.

However, when I arrived at the Flower Show there was a whole host of Flower Show goers in floral prints! This inspired me to make a floral themed DIY project for this month - it's very easy to make, give it a try and show it off during the summer and festival season.

You Will Need

Festival floral hat

  • A plain hat, I choose a black hat that would make my brightly coloured flowers stand out but this can be any colour or material of your choice. I think a straw hat would also work very well in this style. I bought mine for £3.99 from Oxfam bold street.
  • Fake flowers, these can be bought singly or on a flower garland as I have used. Mine cost £5 from my local wholesale craft shop.
  • Fabric glue
  •  An unpicker (optional)

Step One

I started removing the bow on the hat; you might want to remove any additional decorative features, so the flowers can lie flat all the way around the hat.

festival floral hat

Step Two

I then wrapped by flower garlands twice round my hat and then secured the flowers in place by putting a small amount of fabric glue behind each of the flower heads.

There you go! How to transform a simple hat into a floral piece of head-wear. Ideal for festivals, with the added bonus of hiding away that not so desirable festival hair. 

festival floral hat

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Blog post written by Liv Heeney

Oxfam Fashion blogger

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