DIY Juju Hat

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We recently redecorated our master bedroom and it’s a lovely calm space for us to return to at the end of the day. We’ve used a pale geometric wallpaper to add contrast, however we wanted something special to hang above our bed.

I toyed with a few different ideas, including mirrors and prints, but in the end I decided what I really wanted was a Juju hat. Of course I did – because believe me, these bad boys aren’t cheap! If you don’t fancy a DIY, the one I heavily coveted can be found here.

There’s a few tutorials out there (which I’ll share after the jump) but today I wanted to share how we made our DIY Juju Hat.

To start with we traced around a dinner place to create the base for our Juju Hat. Other tutorials use different methods for the base but we used fairly thick cardboard as we had it to hand.

DIY Juju Hat
Once we had our base we cut into the middle of the circle and folded the 2 edges over to create a cone shape. We used a few staples to hold the cone in place.

Juju Hat DIY
Then came the fun part – the feathers! I spent quite a lot of time looking for alternative feathers but couldn’t find any in the UK. In the end I plumped for these ones and paid the extra when they came through customs. If anybody finds any in the UK do let me know, as I’d love to make more of these!

I brought 2 yards which arrived in 3 different strands. Before we started gluing we arranged the feathers around the base to make sure we had enough. We ended up with 3 layers of feathers, and used the loose feathers to cover the hole in the middle.

 

DIY Juju Hat
 

DIY Juju Hat
 

DIY Juju Hat
And voila… we ended up with a really full looking Juju Hat!

DIY Juju Hat
We left it for 30 minutes to make sure everything was held in place securely. We then used a long nail to attach it to the wall directly above our bed.

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I am SO pleased with how our DIY Juju Hat turned out! I did worry that this would be quite a difficult DIY to tackle, but in reality it was really simple. There are other great tutorials out there, so be sure to check out: LoveMaegan, Vintage Farm and Katrina Chambers.

Linking up at: Best of the weekend, That DIY Party, The Pin Junkie.