DIY St. Pats Hats

From the looks of things, I might not be doing our segment tomorrow on Mass Appeal due to the snow storm. Booo! So I thought I’d give you a brief summary of what I would have shown you just in case. THINK SPRING PEOPLE!

Items Needed:

Plastic “Tupperware” bowls

Acrylic paint

Clear acrylic varnish

Ribbon or tulle

Broken jewelry

Foam paper

Hot glue gun and glue sticks

STEP ONE:
Start by brushing green paint on to the plastic bowl. You will need two coats. Then once the paint is dry, apply the varnish. Let it sit for a few hours. * A large foam brush works well to cut down on the brush strokes being seen. I used my fingers.  ADD OPTION #1
STEP TWO:
Wrap the tulle around the hat, gluing as you go. You can get fancy and use two colors if you choose.  Wait a few minutes for the glue to dry.
ADD OPTION #2
STEP THREE:
Take a foam shamrock or costume jewelry and start gluing the pieces on the hat over the ribbon or tulle.
OPTIONAL STEPS:
#1
If you want to get really creative, you can take MODGE PODGE and lay fabric strips over the bowl, covering it completely and letting it dry. This will give your hat a very professional look.
#2
 You can take a knife and cut two holes on the sides and run ribbon through the holes, tying a knot on the inside if you want to have ties to keep it on your child’s head. You can also glue plastic combs to the sides if you want to.
We love buying your old jewelry. I use it for crafts like this. You can also buy broken costume for your crafts at $5 a sandwich bag.  I hope to see you tomorrow on Mass Appeal. Happy St. Patty’s Day!
Love,
Malena