Here's an easy, inexpensive, way to make a hat stand
In April I'm doing my first show the "Fancy Flea" in Orlando and I have a bunch of hats I plan on fancying up to sell
I was trying to think of an attractive way to display them. Then, while walking through the thrift store I spotted a wooden paper towel holder...Eureka...Hat Stand!
I unscrewed the extra peg, filled the hole with wood putty, and painted the stand. I bought a 5" styrofoam ball from the craft store (They come in half balls, but they cost the same as a whole ball) and cut it in half. I scooped out a little styrofoam so it would fit snugly on top and pinned the fabric on.
I attached the styrofoam on the stand with E-6000 and hot glue then added a little vintage lace
The flowers are off nick nacks, the tutorial is HERE. I pick the nick nacks up cheap at thrift stores when some of the flowers are cracked or chipped, but still some good flowers left. I chip them off and attach them with E-6000 glue.
I know not everyone is a shabby lover, so here is another version. I covered this one with vintage sheet music
Then Stamped the fabric and added vintage trim
Now I have an attractive way to display my hats!
I'm keeping my eyes open for more paper towel holders that are longing to be made into a hat stand!