How To Make a Kentucky Derby Hat

Project type: craft

Get ready for the Kentucky Derby.  Create a one of a kind Kentucky Derby Hat with our silk flowers and this easy tutorial by Southern Girl Weddings

How To Make A Kentucky Derby Hat

Gather focal flowers, accent flowers, greenery, feathers, and 2” ribbon.  You will also need scissors, stem cutters and a hot glue gun/stick

How To Make A Kentucky Derby Hat

Wrap the ribbon around the base of the hat and secure the ribbon every so often with a few small dabs of glue around the base.  Make three loops with the ribbon and secure them with the hot glue to the base and brim of the hat.

How To Make A Kentucky Derby Hat

Trim flowers stems and greenery down to about 2-3 inches in length.  Place the focal flowers (magnolias) over the loops of ribbon and attach them to the hat with hot glue.

How To Make A Kentucky Derby Hat

Add the greenery around the focal flowers and secure with the glue.
 How To Make A Kentucky Derby Hat

Curl pheasant feathers with a curling iron on a low setting.  Add the accent flowers and feathers, securing with hot glue.

How To Make A Kentucky Derby Hat
How To Make A Kentucky Derby Hat
Kentucky Derby Hat

Kentucky Derby Hat

Use any combination of our lifelike artificial flowers, greenery and ribbon to create a Kentucky Derby Hat of your very own.  If you do make your own hat we'd love to see it!  Please share on Instagram with hashtag #Afloral .


Designed by Southern Girl Weddings.