My daughters and I were invited to a Royal Wedding Viewing party by some English ladies where we live...so that means...HATS!!!
Being a crafty kind of person...can't buy them...no, no, no....and raising crafty children....they can't buy them either. So we broke out the glue gun.
My hat is made from coffee filters and water colors...definitely the best hat of the party (if I do say so myself) and best of all it was entirely made of things I already had. it's on a wire headband that I made and the circular part is a round plastic canvas piece with jersey fabric glued on.
For my girls, we picked up some colorful round placemats from walmart and they each designed their own.
This one was held on by a wire frame and the flowers are coffee filters which have some iridescent dust painted on (doesn't show up in the picture)
This hat has a collection of feathers I took off of something (can't remember what) and a couple of dipped purple coffee filter flowers.
And my youngest daughter painted stripes on hers and added little feathers to her coffee filter flower.
I was so impressed with their budding design skills! All I did was operate the glue gun. We had a great time at the party and everyone was jealous of our unique hats!