There are two parts to this project: the headpiece and the bolero. I'll start with the headpiece (which only took me about 40 minutes to create).
- straw hat
- craft scissors
- hot glue gun and hot glue
- feathers, zips, ribbons
- 2.5cm wide elastic
I started the project with a hat, some feathers, ribbons and zips, and a few ideas.... "What is this hat's new destiny? What will it become?"
I was thinking of a neck piece, a visor, a necklace pennant... eventually once I started building, the headpiece evolved!
I chose to decorate the front of the feathers using strips of ribbon and zips. I used a variety of colours, widths and textures which I think made it look interesting. To make the headband I joined a piece of elastic to form a band around my head, then I hot glued it onto the front of my colourful, feathered creation!
What you will need:
- Craft pom-poms in a variety of colours and sizes.- Hot glue gun and hot glue
- A bolero or cardigan (you can cut the sleeves short).
This garment was very simple to make. Sewing skills are not necessary. Tough hands (as you probably will get burnt by the hot glue) and an artistic flair are essential!
It's very simple and I found the process to be quite therapeutic (apart from the occasional hot glue burn. Because hot glue is involved, this garment is more of a costume rather than a wash-n-wear item. If you would like to make this washable then hand-stitch the pom-poms on and shimmy down the street knowing that it's ok to sweat this garment up as you can hand-wash it when you get home!
Enjoy wearing your rainbows! If you have some Revamped Rainbow creations of your own please feel free to post them on the Revamped Fashion Facebook Page. The Revamped community love to be inspired by your sharing!