We all love Juju hats, yes? Well, I do. I love everything about them - they have feathers and they are a fun addition to any wall. I also love Louise's (from Table Tonic) juju's.
(Source: Table Tonic Shop)
The only thing I dont like is the price tag. Some prices range from a couple of hundred up to onwards of eight hundred dollars. Now for me, that is a cheap holiday down to Brisbane for the weekend. And well, I love holidays too, and would much rather spend that couple of hundred on a holiday.
So don't laugh, but I tried to make my own juju! It ended up being a F.A.I.L. (as I expected!) I googled a few tutorials and ending up doing a mix up of the ones I could find. So here goes:
I used a wooden round base, double sided tape and of course feathers. For the end middle bit I had thrifted a bunched up feather thingy that was on top of a ladies hat. I considered using glue, but thought that might have been a bit too messy and I wanted the feathers to be flufflyish and not hard and stuck together. I worked the feathers around and around and around until I got to the middle bit. This is where I glued the bunched up hat feathers.
And this is what it ended up looking like - F.A.I.L.
Now that I've slept on the idea overnight, I think I might have figured out another way. So I will give this new way a try and will let you know if it FAILS too!!
Some good DIY Juju tutorials I did come across are: