. I would like to do a big shout out to all dollar stores in America. (Is there anything more patriotic than a quality dollar store, I say NO!) They had great headbands this year. I also bought just about everything shiny you are seeing at a dollar store. OK...so what I did is cut apart those balloon tie weights. They are fancy and have all that stand up doinger looking sprays of tinsel and star garland. So, there you have it, I cut all the crazy stuff off a balloon weight. I actually decorated about 6 hats with one balloon weight. A person really should not get as excited as I am about a balloon weight. I can't help it, stuff like that excites me! I tied several different ribbons into bows and glued them in layers to the brim of the hat. Then added all sort of different patriotic bits of shiny things, giant star glitter picks and even feathers. The tinsel stands up and gives the mini hat great height.
|The pieces of tinsel curled when I ran my nail over it! DARLING!|
This is where it might get a little weird for those of you who don't understand being desperate for needed supplies. I guess what "they" say is true, "Necessity is the mother of all invention!"
All it took was a little love and some spray paint and this little guy is as cute as the others! After using both the plastic hats from the party store and my little homemade version of a hat, I have to admit that even though the canister hat was a little more work, it held up better to hot glue. I had to be careful not to burn and melt the plastic.
I hope your head is festive this fourth!