Although the hats and hair decorations here are strictly modern and NOT period, I found this video interesting. It gives some tips that might be useful in creating period hair decorations such as the use of pipe cleaners for structure. A tip that would be useful in other crafts using a glue gun is to use a hair dryer to get rid of those glue strings -- why didn't I already know that!?
A final reason for this post is that Halloween is coming up and costumes are needed so have fun with this video.
Written directions can be found here: