10.31.2012 / I JuJu Do You?

After my first Fall Pinterest Challenge project did a bellyflop in the deep end, I scoured Pinterest for a new idea and the house to see what supplies I had available.  One project immediately jumped to mind.

Yesterday I teased you with a couple of images of rooms with Juju hats.  I know I’m a little late to this bandwagon, but I think the feather hats add such texture to the room.  {images via apartment therapy}

juju apartment therapy

juju apt therapy

When I was making my wedding centerpieces 3 years ago, I had ordered a box of wine colored ostrich feathers off of ebay.  The feathers didn’t end up in the centerpieces and have been waiting for a purpose in life ever since.

ostrich feathers

After 3 years of collecting dust, my feather friends have a new lease on life in the form of a DIY Juju hat.

juju hat after

In addition to the ostrich feathers, all I used was foam core and hot glue.  The project couldn’t have been much simpler.  (It could have been cleaner though- those feather pieces got absolutely EVERYWHERE)

First, I cut a circle out of foam core using a lamp shade as a circle template.

juju foam core

Then started layering on the feathers

juju progress

I worked my way outside in and just kept layering until I saw no more foam core.  I kept playing with the feathers and filling in areas until my fingers were covered in feather and hot glue and I was pleased with the shape of my Juju hat.

juju glue

Within about an hour, the pretty gal was ready to strut her stuff.

juju 2

diy juju closeup

Not totally sure where it’s ultimate home will be- my soon to be office, perhaps?

juju angle

Check out some of the other Pinterest Challenge projects from the Challenge hostesses (and link up yours while you’re there):

Sherry @ Young House Love’s Chunky Chalkboard

Katie @ Bower Power Blog’s Succulent Terrarium

Carmel @ Our Fifth House’s DIY Dollhouse

Sarah @ The Ugly Duckling House’s Wood Ampersand

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7 comments on “I JuJu Do You?

  1. I’m in love with your place! These are so cute.

  2. This is GORGEOUS! I especially love the color change to give the juju hat some added drama! This is definitely a re-pin for me!

  3. C.K. says:

    Hi How Many Feathers Did You Used? (I want to make one and yours is too beautiful.)

    • Thanks! I had a box of 40 13-18″ feathers, but I didn’t use them all- maybe 30? I cut them down to the size I needed and so I ended up getting about 2 usable pieces from each feather. Hope that helps!

  4. Jae says:

    I love juju hats as well. I had a failed attempt to make one with yarn. This way seems doable! Thanks for sharing.

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