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February 20, 2015

MAKING A LITTLE PAPER BONNET

I stumbled across a video, via designer Mark Montano's blog, on how to make paper.  The recipe is very simple, perfect for doing with children.  The kid in me decided to give it a try, elaborating upon the stimulus with using my own approach, and ending up with this.

©linda nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015

Since I've been on the spring bonnet kick lately, I thought a handmade paper one would make for the perfect little addition to my collection.

©linda nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015

And, I thought a salt shaker would make for the perfect little hat stand.  I think she looks a bit like Sunbonnet Sue.  I filled the shaker with lavender from my garden that I dried this past fall, but it could be filled with pretty little nonpareils, too.  A charming tablescape favor, don't you think?

While I was at it, I whipped up another mesh bonnet, as they are just so easy(and fun)to make.

©linda nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015
©linda nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015

©linda nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015

7 comments:

  1. So pretty! I just love your style... It is so lovely. I always smile when I see a new post from you in my inbox...before I even see it.... I am just happy there is something new from you to look at....

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    1. Thank you so much, Brooke. Your comment made my day and means a lot to me.♥

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  2. Hello Linda ! arrival from linky party alex .. how nice hat , I really like, is elegant and fine, good : - ) In my blog I have two articles on lavender: http://cucinaerealta.blogspot.com/2014/12/sapone-alla-lavanda-acqua-di-lavanda.html - http://cucinaerealta.blogspot.com/2014/12/zucchero-alla-lavanda.html
    If you like to see me go ! See you soon !
    Lisa.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and for the lavender links, Lisa. I grow it in my garden and enjoy doing different things with it.

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  3. Very beautiful, Linda.
    I love those colors.
    Ciao
    Norma

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