Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Altered mini hat

Hello Crafters...
Back again in my comfort zone of altering and re cycling! Yes...today's project is a mini hat that I made using empty brown tape ring!

I wanted to make a mini hat with a display on it so that it becomes a cute room décor piece. So, it is a hanging hat!
I have used the beautiful PP from Recollections "As pretty as a Peacock" in co ordinating colors for the top and base of hat.
For the top, I ran the PP through a floral embossing folder from Itsy Bitsy and distressed it by lightly sanding it on the embossed areas .
The lid of the hat is cut from an empty cereal carton and I have this cute stamped image which I colored with distress inks. The sentiment is from Inkadinkado and the flowers are all handmade. A closer look at the image and you can see that I have used purple brads for the girls hairdo along with silver stickles.
The net bling gives a classy look to the hat.
Coming to the center ring of the hat,I have tied a pick lace at the base and made the loopy flower with home made twine! yes, it was a plain white twine and I added wild preserves distress inks in spots.
The loopy flower is in 2 sizes and I have layered it with a mini rose center. The while blooms are CLD daisy die and the lily too id handmade using felt and inked around the edges.
The base of the hat or the rim is using CLD doily die and it just fits the size of the brown ring to form a lovely hat!
There you go...my hanging hat is ready and makes a unique décor piece. I plan to make a few more so that it can be hung at various level on the wall.
What do you think???
Thank you sooo much for stopping by.
Am linking this to....
Until then,
(row "o"..any sentiment, brads, twine, purple, embossing)
Happy Crafting and Recycling.


  1. Gorgeous hat dear. .lovely idea and execution

  2. I loved this idea to make little hats using tape rolls..fab upcycling Rupa ! It has turned out so..beautiful !

  3. so cute! thanks for playing ABAC challenge

  4. Such a clever idea and what a stunning result. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your work at Anything But A Card this time.

  5. Beautiful box, love the colors and the flowers!
    Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!
    ♥ Sandra ♥

  6. a-do-ra-ble!!! i love the colors, the embellishments and the image!! what a great project, thank you for sharing at love to scrap! challenge blog!
    shuly dt

  7. Beautiful wall hanging! Great job altering the tape rings! Thank you for joining our Say it with Flowers Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  8. This is so adorable, and I love that you used something that would otherwise be thrown out. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this week!

  9. Oh my this is absolutely adorable!! Love the idea of a small hat!! Simply so sweet! Thanks for joining us at LTC with our Say it with Flowers challenge!
    Crafty Hugs's
    Jackie ~ LTC owner/admin

  10. What a great idea for reusing your tape ring. Very clever. I love it! I would love to learn how to make the loopy flower. Great job! Thanks for joining the party bingo at LTSCB.

  11. Such a cute project... & beautiful coloring... Thank you for joining us at Color Conceptions Challenge :)

  12. Your project is awesome with so many wonderful details! Thank you for playing with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Party Bingo!" challenge this week!
    Leslie, DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog

  13. Your piece totally made me smile...so clever and pretty!
    Thank you for joining in at Anything But A Card this month.

  14. This is a very clever use of products one wouldn't always keep, with such a pretty result. Great details on how it was all put together. Thank you for joining in at Anything But A Card. Cheers, Di

  15. Such a beautiful way to upcycle! Your flowers are wonderful and I love the twine loops! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

  16. You sure do an amazing job when in your comfort zone. Love this. TFS at Color Conceptions Challenge.Good luck.

  17. what a beautiful recycled project Rupa..love the colors n image is os cute.Thanks for joining us at Color Conception Challenges.All the Best !!