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.


5 comments:

  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. :)

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

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  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!!!

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  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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