They're little hats or bonnets that are made from Styrofoam cups.I love this simple silly craft idea because there's really nothing much to buy. The first time I made these was for a ladies luncheon at our church many,many years ago as small place markers.
I had the cups and besides acrylic paint and trinkets for trim the only other thing you need is an oven.Now what I couldn't remember was the exact temperature to set the oven. I do remember it was a low temp.....just not sure how low. So I just thought I would wing it.
|I set a cup in the middle to show how much they shrink.These are the small cups.|
|Hat photo for creative ideas|
A couple of them almost looked like tall pilgrim hats.So I decided to set a few aside to finish for next Thanksgiving.
|photo of actual hat to use as example of how to decorate.|
That's the fun part you never know how they will turn out. The shape is almost always different.
|Again just an photo for example of how to decorate your hat|
They would be great as favors for parties, like Easter,Mother's Day or even Derby parties( that's big here). Since I don't have any little girls in my world, I did wonder if they would work as a doll hat.
I did use one once on a birthday present instead of a gift bow....and it was adorable.
A thought did just occur to me as I type this....what a cute Christmas ornament they would be painted black or gray to look like Frosty the Snowman's hat.Or the hat from Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat.
Give them a try and let me know what creative ideas you come up with.