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Topic: RRR Challenge 1: gold top hat!  (Read 2517 times)
Tags for this thread: burning_man , top_hat , hat , gold , recycled , cardboard , lycra , mardi_gras_beads , foil , hot_glue , rrr_challenge_1_upcycled_clothing  Add new tag
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« on: August 21, 2010 06:51:42 PM »

Here's my entry in Reduce Reuse Recycle challenge. You can vote for the challenge here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=357291.msg4184907#msg4184907

I made this to go with a new costume for Burning Man but I think I'll be wearing it plenty off-playa.

I made it out of scrap cardboard that I hotglued together. The base was a little rough--you could see the seams and bends of the cardboard very easily-- so I covered it with foam shelf liner I had lying around.

The hat was then covered in this AMAZING mirror gold that I suspect is actually vinyl wallpaper (wouldn't it be fabulous in a powder room?). I can't get over how beautiful the reflections are, but unfortunately it scuffs very easily. For the top I cut out a spiral from a gift bag, which I just can't wait to see under the lights of the Sensatron on the playa!

The pink glitter lycras are scraps from a new bodysuit I'm making, as is the ruffle gold. I added on some Mardi Gras beads, and the flower applique.

So, for the challenge entry, the materials include cardboard, rubber shelf liner, and wall paper, as well as scrap fabrics and Mardi Gras beads.

Now that I've got that lagniappe project finished, I've realized I need a pink and gold light up cane. We'll see about that one.

You can see more photos and backstory on my website!
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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2010 05:34:08 PM »

Wow great job! I would have never thought to make a top hat out of cardboard Cheesy

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