12/3/10

Top Hat derby blog hop

I linked up to Lemoncholys top hat derby blog hop... of course, I am not one to read anything fully--- or retain anything for that matter. I didn't realize this was a "decorate" your top hat party-- I thought it was a "make a top hat party"..... I had my hubby bring me home a lot of cardboard boxes and I got busy whipping up hats!!! This hot pink top hat I made to fit my 18 month old grandaughter. She wore it as part of her costume for halloween. This is the "smile" you get whenever you tell her to "smile"...Then I whipped up five hats to sell at a craft boutique I was selling at.
Then I made some top hats for some blankie cherubs that I have on a large hutch~ Here is the other one~ Of course I had to make a top hat for this little doll that I picked up for a buck at a yard sale....I just finished this top hat yesterday.... so far its my favorite.
Here is a closer look. The feathered brooch is made using a necklace pendant that I cut the round loop off of-- it is actually upside down. I added the black iridescent feathers to the piece and a pin back and stuck it on the hat. The feathers have a green iridescence to them... at different angles they turn green! Lastly, a top hat I didn't make. I bought this heavy felt top hat for $2 at a thrift store. I added the green velvet ribbon and the beaded piece this morning. Nothing like the last minute! The old hat form I picked up for $5 at a thrift store!
Who knew cardboard boxes could look so cute huh? You can see other decorated top hats over at Kecia's blog Lemoncholys.

10 comments:

kecia said...

thank you for playing! i love what you did and it doesn't matter that you made them - even better! i would actually like to buy one that you made (before decorated/ so plain cardboard) to experiment with it if that would all right. i'll email ya.

your granddaughter looks adorable in hers! nice job,

kecia

Jingle said...

Your hats are absolutely amazing! I love these!!!

Kimberly at ArtJoyStuff said...

These are amazing! I am so impressed that you created these from cardboard. Maybe you could put together a tutorial.
enJOY,
Kimberly

Sylvia said...

How cute those turned out!!! You make it look and sound so simple.

Sylvia
:)

Cheryl F said...

What a great collection of top hats you created!! I can't believe you made these all from cardboard!! I should have come to you, when I was looking everywhere for one!! Each one is prettier than the next!! I see you had as much fun as I did decorating your hats...I think I like the one with the feathered brooch the best!!

Laura said...

Oh, my goodness- cardboard? These are just gorgeous. I love all of them but the picture of your grand daughter is just too sweet!

Pearl said...

Your top hats are so amazing! Of course grandbaby and top hat makes it all worth it.

kecia said...

yes, a tutorial would be awesome!

Leslie said...

Beautiful! Yes, tutorial please! Or, teach at Kecia's ...

Malisa said...

How about an online class? I would love to know how to make these top hats and would gladly pay a class fee! How about it?

Malisa