Friday, January 11, 2013

Sheet Music Top Hat

Once again drawing inspiration from Pinterest for this little project.  I had bought a couple of paper mache-ish top hats before the holidays.  I never got around to decorating them for Xmas.  Plan B: use them for Valentine's Day!
I only have this one finished so far.  It's the bigger of the two I bought.  I used some vintage sheet music for the top and brim.  Wow, what a pain that was! 
Then I covered the sheet music in Mod Podge and just sprinkled on some glitter which is hard to see in the photos - but it's there!  The lace is actually from a shirt I bought 5 years ago from Newport News.  It was sheer and lacey and something I hadn't worn in, well, 5 years.  I snipped off some of the bottom and tied it on.
Then I added the LOVE lettering and cupid image (from Etsy).  They are not glued on, just kind of tucked in so I can reuse my hat over and over again.  I mean, Easter is early this year!

I'm still working on the smaller one - hopefully I can finish it over the weekend.

Jeanine

8 comments:

Donna said...

How cute, I've not seen top hats at the craft store, what a fun project! You did a great job with the sheet music, I bet it was a pain getting it to fit! And I was excited to see you using glitter:) Love the repurposed lace and other great embellishments!

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

The hat is very romantic and super cute for Valentine's Day!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great idea for Valentines Day.

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

What a cute idea! The hat could be "dressed up" for a number of different occasions. Love glitter and lace on almost anything. Shannon

**Anne** said...

What a lovely idea. The lace is gorgeous and I love the vintage sheet music paper.
Anne xx

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I tip my hat to you...this is so cute!

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

Fantastic! Pinning this!

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Lovin' this idea so much! Your work is so inspiring!

Have a wonderful week

abby