For the uninitiated this line is from the movie "The Wild". Much maligned because it is a bit of a steal of Madagascar, but the soundtrack is great and Nigel has the BEST one liners. Anyway it's She-Who-Worships-Pink's favorite movie of all time thanks in no small part to Nigel the Koala (who oddly has a British accent).
So when we come to making party hats, they must be "PARTY HATS OF DEATH".
Because of our craft-obsession, the Pinkster and I save everything: bits of wool, ribbon, old un-sticky stickers, pretty stuff we pull off greeting cards, pipe-cleaners, feathers, you name it. I also regularly hit the $2 shops to stock up, and all of this stuff gets stored in old take-away containers in her desk for rainy weekends.
So today we convert a noodle tub (or you could use a clean take-away coffee cup) into a fabulous fabric top hat. You'll just need the following:
If a picture paints a thousand words, I think I'll just let these do the talking:
|pushing out the clipped curves|
|Rubber bands are great for holding things in place till the glue takes hold|
|coffee mugs are also helpful making things stay put...|
|when the top piece and brim dries, it's time to apply the rest of the fabric|
And here you have our end result: with a bit of tulle, some stick on earnings, scrap-booking stuff from the $2 shop. Oh and very special thanks to Nana for posting us the gorgeous butterflies to add to our crafting collection. The butterfly just 'makes' it, don't you think?
Now if you don't have a glue gun, you can make a simpler version of this hat using card and paint instead of fabric. To keep the hat on, just make some holes at the base just above the brim,and thread these with hat elastic.