Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dad Hatter's Tea Hat!

Dad Hatter’s Tea Hat!
For the June Challenge, I decided to create a Father's Day Hat!
Let’s all salute fathers far and wide with love, joy and perhaps a Dad Hatter’s Hat!
This hat is a fun take on the Mad Hatter’s own Green Tea Hat.


Materials:
-Foam, paper or old top hat
-Vintage wallpaper, wrapping paper or fabric
-Marshall collage sheet #461 (Paper Imagery Designs)
-Pre-cut paper flowers (Paper Imagery Designs)
-Chip board slab 10 x (Paper Imagery Designs)
-Chip board letters ( 2 Ds, and 1 A to spell DAD)
-Pearl top straight pin
-Wire ribbon 24 inches
-Glue; hot glue gun, hot glue sticks, gel medium,
-Paintbrush
-Scissors

Directions:
1. Cut out four of images from the Marshall collage sheet, layer onto the chip board using a regular glue stick, cut out, set aside.
2. With a paint brush, coat the top of the top hat of your choice with gel medium, cover with wallpaper, wrapping paper or fabric.
3. Cut 24 inches of wire ribbon and wrap around the base of the top hat, tie a bow, secure in place using hot glue.
4. Insert the chipboard layered pictures inside the ribbon.
5. Layer 3 pre-cut paper flowers, hot glue each layer, attach smaller Marshall image to center of flower using pearl top straight pin and attach to the bow center.
6. Glitter 3 chipboard letters, let dry then hot glue around the flower.

Tips/Tricks:
-Try bordering the top hat using Dresden Trims (Paper Imagery Designs)
-Cover the whole hat with sheet music or book pages.
-Cover the hat with clock parts (Paper Imagery Designs), tie rustic wire around base and attach a variety of manila tags from which are layered with words and Paper Imagery Designs images.
-Turn into a Princess style hat, painting the hat baby pink, embellishing with images from the Lila Collage Sheet #110 (Paper Imagery Designs), rhinestones, pink flower and tons of sweet glitter.

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3 friends said:

Ann said...

how absolutely very clever and FABULOUS!!!! i love it!! Ann

faerie enchantment said...

Thanks so much Ann! I've been on a mad hatters kick lately, lol!
Magic and Joy!
Lisa!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

So Neat, Lisa!!