Tutus and Tea Parties: {Tutorail Thursday} DIY Hat Stand for Craft Fairs/Photos

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

{Tutorail Thursday} DIY Hat Stand for Craft Fairs/Photos

I know I said I would show you how to make a layered satin flower pin to add to the necklace Onesies from last weeks tutorial but my dang memory card reader is being dumb and not letting me get my photos! I do have another tutorial for you with photos I took quite some time ago when I was prepping for my last craft fair. I wanted something to display my hats on that was on the inexpensive side so I came up with this:

Here's what you'll need:

  • a cheap flower pot {I got mine at Ikea for $1}
  • a Styrofoam ball {I used 5"} and a Styrofoam block that will fit in your flower pot
  • A wooden dowel
  • Tissue paper
  • Hot glue gun and glue
Here's what to do...it's super easy!
  • DO NOT unwrap any of the Styrofoam pieces. 
  • Place the block in the flower pot.
  • Stick the dowel in it & hot glue around to hold in place.
  • Stick the ball on top and hot glue around the dowel to secure.
  • Tear up some tissue paper pieces and crumple them up a little. Hot glue them around the block to make it look a little prettier.
  • Sick a hat on it and voila!

These are great for displaying hats at a craft fair or to take photos of your hats when you don't have a model.


  1. Thank you! I really needed something to show off my hats at the craft fairs. It just gives an idea of how it looks on a head instead of laying them all on the table. :)

  2. What a great idea, I will have to make one of these for my next craft show! Thank you so much for sharing.

  3. Oh my gosh - what a cute Idea. I just wish I had seen it before today. I did a craft show today and could have really used this idea. Will definately have to make some of these for the next show for sure!!!

  4. Cute idea. It might speed up the process some if you buy foam heads at Sally's Beauty Supply. They cost less than $4. They have a cone shaped hole in the bottom. I put fishing weights in the hole and taped over it so make it heavier so it will stand alone. Also attached one to a round wooden plate with sticky velcro. That helped them stand up as well.


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