So I went big.
I'd just been perusing pictures from this year's Ascot, so I knew exactly what I wanted to do:
|Princess Haya of Jordan, Sheikha of Dubai|
via Order of Sartorial Splendor
I wanted my hat to be a little lighter, so I went for the good old standby, spray paint.
Two coats on each side left enough variation in the color to make it look natural.
Then Mom and I worked on the flowers. Mom made an accordion flower, and I made a big twist flower.
We combined our flowers, with Mom's according flower forming the center of for my big twist flower. I poked the wires from Mom's flower through my tissue paper and tied the wire below.
Rather than worrying about attaching it to the hat, I clipped the stem of the flower in my hair and put the hat on at an angle. It did fall off once, and the breeze was a problem when shooting photos, but it was also nice to be able to take it off to fit into my car without worrying about messing up the flower.
I also discovered my new life motto:
Just get me some spray paint and tissue paper, and I'm fabulous!
What makes you feel fabulous?