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« on: April 01, 2008 10:51:44 AM »



Here are my materials:

I had some really fugly floral garlands, a weird little styrofoam wreath, a cloth napkin, and a plastic trash can.

Proof of dollar-ness


The main frame of the hat was the swiveling lid of the trash can


I forgot to take photos of the process of making my little frankenhat.  Anyway, I deconstructed the garlands and sewed the flowers and some leaves onto the napkin, then glued on bits of the wreath on.  I trimmed the lid a little, then sewed the napkin around it.  I added a scrap of tulle for the veil, which was not from the dollar store but was probably worth about 20 cents. 

Finished hat:


Close-up (These damn flowers kept shedding little purple threads, which are now stuck all over my couch)


And now for the action shots:
From above


Veil down:


Veil up, troubled by the discovery that I am indeed mad:


Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008 10:53:44 AM »

That is amazing! How did you get the idea to use the lid of a trash can??  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008 10:58:31 AM »

This is awesome, good job!!
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008 11:07:53 AM »

I really like that hat
Ive been on this obsession with 19th century fashion and that just adds fuel to the fire  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008 11:09:11 AM »

cool cool cool cool cool cool cool this rocks!
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008 11:19:33 AM »

OUTSTANDING!  You totally rock girl!  Creative and thrifty, does it get any better than that?...NOT! Wink
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008 11:21:43 AM »

 Shocked Beautiful.  Is it very comfy? or does the lid bind on the head?
Great job! Rock on!
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008 11:29:07 AM »

Thanks, everybody. 

That is amazing! How did you get the idea to use the lid of a trash can??  Shocked
Once I decided on doing a hat, I started hunting around the store for head-shaped things.  I just happened on it.

Shocked Beautiful.  Is it very comfy? or does the lid bind on the head?
It's not uncomfortable.  It is pinned on with bobby pins so it isn't really tight or anything.
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2008 11:33:39 AM »

 Shocked amazing! this would work so well as a theatre costume or some thing- cheep and creative and perdy!
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gardenpicnic
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2008 11:36:18 AM »

SO BEAUTIFUL!

Wooooooow, you did a lovely lovely lovely job! The pictures are lovely also, it looks wonderful on you.

Aces on the "Women & Madness" Smiley Smiley



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