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Faux Juju Hat

Today while I was getting my fall decor out, I ran across a roll of feathers.  Fifty years ago when I bought two rolls, I knew I had an important plan for them. I only found one roll.  I don’t know what happened to the other one.  As soon as I saw this one, I knew what it was going to become.

Faux Juju Hat

(The Tyn or Juju hat is worn by royalty chiefs or prominent members of society during royal affairs weddings or funerals.

The hats consists of feathers tightly sewn onto a raffia base and the finished product folds neatly into a cylindrical shape. The opened hat can also be displayed on the wall as a decoration to adorn any corner or display area.)

Faux Juju Hat

I used an empty spool from ribbon to create the base.

How to make a Faux Juju Hat

I removed one of the pieces of cardboard.

How to make a Faux Juju Hat

Started gluing the feathers on the outer edge with hot glue.

How to make a Faux Juju Hat

Worked my way inside to the center of the spool.

How to make a Faux Juju Hat

I should have cut this first!  After I removed the excess, I glued some loose features in to the middle of the core.

How to make a Faux Juju Hat

How to make a Faux Juju Hat

Complete by gluing a paper clip on the back, so I could hang it.  (Paperclip not shown-but you get it.)

How to make a Faux Juju Hat

I will continue working on my fall decor, but here’s one thing that’s complete!

How to make a Faux Juju Hat

How to make a Faux Juju Hat

What do you think?

Here’s some links of other Juju hats:

HGTV Juju Hats

Flutter Flutter JuJu Hat Tutorial

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9 comments

  1. That is adorable Debbie, I think it is fun~!

  2. Debbie you are so creative!! That was super clever to use the spool from the ribbon and I’m very impressed! 🙂
    Vanessa

  3. This is adorable! And a great accent for your fall decor….but, Debbie – WHY are you digging out your fall decorations? It’s not even Labor Day!!!

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Great…now I’m gonna have to make one…;)

  5. Thanks for the link to my tutorial! Your faux juju looks AMAZING!! Seriously. Great job! I love that you thought to use a ribbon spool as the base. Brilliant!

  6. That looks awesome, I’m itching to try making one. I have been smitten with the Juju hat since seeing Candice Olsen use one in a room redo .

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