Coco, Lulu and Mimi are visiting this week and I wanted to take them to my favorite tea room. So, I thought it might add to the fun of it if I made them hats to wear for the occasion.
First, we went out and found a sun dress that they each liked to wear to the tea room. Then we would try to make the hats coordinate with their dresses.
I made the hats out of wrapping paper. They chose which two papers to use, and which ribbon and flowers to add to their hat.
Mimi was my guinea pig. I cut a piece from each of the two papers to makes the hat. (I learned after hers to also trim them into a round shape first thing. With hers, I had to deal with alot of extra paper that I trimmed off as I went.)
Because Mimi’s was the first I had made in a long time, it was very much trial and error.
I needed Hubby to help me by holding the paper down over the crown of their head while I used the masking tape to make the “bowl” of the hat. (By the third one I decided to try scotch tape because it was a challenge to cover the masking tape with ribbon so that it didn’t show. I would definitely use scotch tape next time. It was sturdy enough to do the job.)
After dealing with all that paper on the first one, I got smart and used two pencils and a piece of string to make circles of paper to use on the other two. It made life alot easier. Here is the beginning of Coco’s.
Ah, the beginning of the last hat, Lulu’s. This one profited from the “experimenting” I had done on the other two. Two big pre-cut circles of paper and a deep crown of the hat held with scotch tape! BTW, I put a glue dot between the two papers in each case, right in the middle, so that they didn’t try to come apart while I was working with them.
As a finishing touch, I put a dot of the hot glue every few inches around the edge of Coco and Lulu’s hats to hold the two pieces of paper together.
Tomorrow the girls in their hats and dresses for a visit to the tea room.