Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Needs Moar Glitter!

That's what I said while making this hat! I had a last minute panic about what to wear to WGT, so I decided to just make a hat with the craft stuff I already had rather than buy something new.


It has a felt base covered in black PVC (which used to be a butt-ugly dress in previous life), rimmed with pleated trim and a ribbon to hide the seam, then there's a piece of veiling with sequins, a black lace rosette (which used to be a doll's skirt for years), some black feathers and a wooden ship painted with black acrylic paint and lacquered with glitter. All of this is glued on to a headband. I usually use clips, but wanted to try how a headband would work since this fascinator is a bit heavier than my usual ones.

I think the ship looks like a ghost ship now!
This was a really fun project! I luckily have two more ships waiting to be turned into fabulous little hats. One is for a friend for a steampunk themed outfit, but the other one is still waiting for inspiration to come. I ordered the ships from China through eBay, they cost around five euros a piece, which was a really decent price.

And a close-up. I might add some glitter to the lace rosette still, because everything is better with more glitter ;D

17 comments:

  1. That's incredible, you're so talented

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  2. Pretty awesome!

    I love ship hats-- I wanted to make some myself, but I can never find the ships. Would you mind divulging which ebay seller you got 'em from? I want to start making my own soon, hehe.

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    1. P.S. I am head over heels for your new hair color. It's like you were born with pink/purple hair. It suits you incredibly well, that it looks natural lol.

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    2. Here's a link to the ships! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Handmade-Wooden-Colorful-Model-Ship-Sailing-Boat-Home-Office-Decor-14cm-Long-14E-/131117990584?pt=UK_Home_HomeDecor_Accessories&hash=item1e873dc2b8

      I was especially happy that they had dark sails, painting white ones black would have been a pain. They are also quite lightweight and the base isn't glued on, you can just pull it off. Thanks for the lovely comment!

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  3. glitter, glitter and more glitter. That hat is awesome

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    1. Thanks! Glitter is the key to making awesome things ;D

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    1. Kiitos! Meitsillä alkaa olla niin paljon övereitä hattuja että tarvisin ennemmin useamman pään, mutta kyllä nyt aina yks lisää mahtuu kokoelmaan. Erityisesti jos siinä on glitteriä ja paljon ;D

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  5. IIiiiihana iiihana iihana IHANA!! ♡ ♡

    Näyttää aivan mahtavalta etenkin tuon niin karkkimaisen kesätukan kanssa! ^___^

    ~ Frillycakes ~

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    1. Kiitos! Mä oon kyllä tosi ihastunut tähän kesätukkaan, se tuntuu heti tosi kotoisalta :)

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  6. Wow! It looks awesome! Love the blue glitter! I hope you have a lovely time!

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  7. OMG, it looks incredible! A true ghost/nightmare ship! And it would suit my new dress sooo perfectly :p

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  8. That is so cute! And so much glitter, it only makes it more awesome!

    x Dawn
    www.wickedlypleasant.blogspot.com

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  9. Pretty and creative :) but i wish i could see also the wall behind you with all these frames.. seems interesting!

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