November 18, 2011

How To Make a Hat Stand


This is a fun and easy project!  

Turning a styrofoam head into a hat stand



I started with a lamp base and a Styrofoam head used in a store for hat displays or wig holders


I got  the styrofoam head from Barr Display, they cost $12.00, this is the same place I got my dress form


I Covered the head with tissue paper from 7 Gypsies


I cut the tissue paper into squares and put the Mod Podge onto the head first and then laid the tissue on.  If you try to put the tissue down and the Mod Podge over it the tissue paper will tear 



I used some lace trim off an old lamp, ribbon and fan folded sheet music 


That I hot glued around the bottom


I topped her off with a matching fascinator


She will be great for displaying hats in my booth.  I would love to cover one with a flowered tissue paper, or even pretty flowered napkins...stay tuned!



My Mom thinks she looks gruesome, OK, next time I will cover her in floral paper LOL!  I'm just throwing out the idea not the paper

Happy Creating!
Carol 



44 comments:

bahar006 said...

Haha, Hannibal? Yes, but pretty:)

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

What a cute idea- I saw this in the store the other day and though the kids might have fun with them but decided they would do something gory and didn't end up getting them- Love how yours turned out.

Feral Turtle said...

This is awesome. I saw a whole bin of these at a local thrift store for $2.99 and now I am kicking myself cuz I didn't buy a few. Might have to head back there. I am headed over to Babble right now to vote for you! Cheers!

Katie said...

You are so fabulous! How do you think of these beautiful things?! I love the tissue paper~think I will be ordering some ;-) I loved those Anthony Hopkins' Movies...XoXo

Katie said...

Ps... I voted for you on the Babble's Top 50!!! You are Blog #191 not #190 ;-)

laurie said...

I love this, really like the color, very cool. I'll go vote now, good luck!!

Noah said...

just beautiful and what a great idea. Thanks for sharing...hugs, noah

Ruby Jean said...

Were you making that last night while we were talking....:) Because I could of Sworn I heard another voice in the background.. :) She is BEAUTIFUL and most certainly LOVELY... Well enough Chit Chat... I am off to VOTE!!! and I have already DECLARED you the WINNER in my book... Hugs to you..

Graceful Rose said...

CAROL, another great idea for me to try when I get time, I'm about 50 projects behind,maybe someday I'll catch up. I sure enjoy reading your posts though. I voted for you! Hope you win.

Karen said...

That is beautiful, love the tissue paper. I'm going to vote for you right now!

sissie said...

Ooh, very cool looking Carol. She's not the prettiest face I've ever seen, LOL, but she's got the model look. Love her flower headband. I think I'll have to copy you and make one.

Never know what you'll come up with next!

hugs
Sissie

HeartVintageDesign said...

Very nice. I want to make one too : )

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh, I think she looks gorgeous! High style and sophisticated. It does sound simple and fun to do on a cold rainy day. You have really glammed her up. I love it!
Hugs,
Patti

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Carol, Great idea! I think she is adorable and love the headband and the cute trim.
Hugs,
Sherry

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Well she is not gruesome at all. She is unique Carol! Your Mom should know she has a unique daughter to come up with clever ideas.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Gruesome? Heavens no! She looks very French and very much today and what is popular. You can never go wrong with blacks..and the paper is wonderful!!

kristiB said...

Of course this is beautiful! Your work really stands the test of time and is consistently creative and beautiful. Your work is admirable and inspirational, Carol.

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Very cool and French looking Carol...not gruesome at all! Good job as ALWAYS!!! xo

Olivia said...

OH Carol! I love this it is tres chic and so are you girlfriend, you could write a column!
Love, love!
Hugs,
Olivia

Lisa Russell said...

You have so many great ideas! I love them all!

Just Between Us Girls said...

Your talent abounds. I am going to make one immediately....I cannot wait. You work is just amazing. Love love love it.
Please visit my blog and leave a comment so I have a link to your blog. I cannot wait to see what you create next. INCREDIBLE.....
Thank you for your help.

Ann said...

This is an awesome tutorial!!!! I make and sell hats and this would be fabulous to showcase some of them. Beautiful....Have a splendid Thanksgiving.
Ann

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I think she's lovely and perfect for displaying your hats and fascinators. She would also look good using tissue from old dress patterns...but you've probably done that already!!!

Melodee said...

ah! you're amazing, love this just like EVERYTHING else you post!!!!

Tammy @ The Stitching Coop said...

Oh my words I think she is fabulous!! I'm absolutely going to try this and when I do, I'll show you my end product. I love this idea and you can fill in empty spaces with heads beautifully decorated. I love your ideas! Hugs. tammy

Stampin D Amour said...

Carol - this is a good one! Love it! I need to get my headless dress form adorned with this FAB 7G tissue...I love modge podge! :)

-pamela

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a pretty gal you have here...great idea!!! By the way it's a 10x12. Thanks for coming by and for the nice comment.

Blessings,
Linda

Anneke said...

this is such a lovely work and a great idea.
the seven gypsies papers are gorgeous.
i like to do this work too.
greetings from the netherlands

SavannahGranny said...

Oh how I love this. I am going to make one of the bust forms for my Daughter for Christmas. She is so hard to buy for, has everything. She would love this to display her jewelry. Love the head and bust. Thank you soooo much for sharing.
I will share when I do her's It will be floral.
Happy Thanksgiving,

Oh, I am thinking you are in some sort of contest. I am going over to vote for you!

SavannahGranny said...

Couldn't figure out where to vote! Tried Babbles and couldn't find anything. Hugs,

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Carol,
Between you and Jane...My head is overloaded with great ideas/creations that you make! I think she looks fine and I love her hair piece!
I'll be sending some nut goodies your way..ate 1 so I need to replace it! LOL!!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Warmly,
deb

Debbie said...

I like that as much as I did the dress form. It's really stylish!

Dina said...

Stunning, Carol! I love that brown look!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Pretty cool! I'll bet your booth looks awesome.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I almost didn't come look at this because I thought it would be too expensive to re-create! WOW! This is so amazing and affordable -- you did a superb job with this!

Jann Olson said...

I think she's pretty darn cute. I'd let her sit on my dresser.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

This is adorable! Can't wait to show my daughter. She will love it. Think I'll pin this to pinterest if it hasn't already been pinned. Genius!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

WOW! Very cute project!

Dee

Mod Podge Amy said...

This is super cool! I love projects using pattern pieces :D

BearyAnn said...

What a great idea. I just bought a styrofoam head to use as a display. The idea of covering it in tissue makes it seem much more attractive.

Thank you for the tip to put the mod podge on first. Excellent thing to keep in mind.

The Old Block House said...

I think she looks lovely.

I'm off to check out Barr, as I could use some things for my booth.

Thank you!

Sarah said...

I loved your idea - This is what I did :)- and I credited you :) thank you for the Ideas- Sarah

Sarah said...

Here's the link ooops -http://seamsbysarah.blogspot.com/2012/08/old-papers-and-new-things.html

Sarah

Sydnie Baxter said...

This is just what I was looking for - have a lot of grandma's hats from the 20's & 30's - need hat stand - perfect idea !! I think I'll use old pattern tissue for one !! THANKS !!