Monday, February 2, 2015

Valentine Hat Centerpiece

NOTE:  If you are looking for My Shabby Tea Room post
please go HERE

Happy February 2nd!!
Only two weeks until Valentine's Day!
Wow, can you believe it??
Time for chocolate~roses~love!
But wait, if you are like me, you would tell the hubby you want I right (though chocolate is good, too)!!

Also February 2nd happens to be the first Monday of the month
which brings us to our "Crafty Secrets February linky party"!!
Our theme for the Design Team this month is
"Love Is In The Air" A Valentines and Music theme!
The linky party is a place where you can see all the
Crafty Secrets Design Teams inspiration projects, all in one place!!
Also by clicking on our names, you will be taken to each designers blog
where they will have a tutorial for you about how they made their project!
I will have all the links at the bottom of my post...don't miss them...
and leave some "love", after all it is the month of "LOVE"!

So, that brings us to my project.
A Valentine hat centerpiece....just perfect for your table!
My tutorial is a bit of how I put it all together using my wonderful
Crafty Secret products and a few "treasured" things from my stash!!

First you will need to find a container to alter.
I used an empty Mortons salt cylinder, as the width fits the printed digital
Crafty Secrets paper perfectly!

I measured the height of my container, then trimmed off the excess.
Don't worry too much about the top part being perfectly "trim"
as we will be covering that up later anyhow!
Trace the top (or bottom, they are the same) of your container
on your Crafty Secrets digital paper.  cut out and set aside.
The paper I used is from Crafty Secrets Digital Vintage Valentine Kit.

Cover your container with Modge Podge, I am using Matte for mine.

Really cover it well, after all, with all the work you are putting into it,

you will want it to stick securely.  Once you are happy with the amount of
Modge Podge you have on, start gluing your paper on by pressing down
and working the paper around the cylinder, making sure to add extra
Modge Podge to the seams.....
you can kind of "feel" the glue grabbing onto the paper.
Set it aside to dry and we will work on the base of the "hat"

I found a plate about the size I wanted for my brim
and traced around it on my cardboard and Crafty Secrets Paper, 
then cut it out.

 glue your paper to the cardboard.
Set aside to let dry.

A little TIP:  It makes it faster if you trace and cut ALL your pieces,
then apply your  Modge Podge, it saves on having to clean your
brush in between each step!

It should look something like this by now.

Well, a couple of hours have passed, so I think we can move on.
The next thing I did is "ink" the edges of my brim.
I used TH Distress ink on mine...Frayed Burlap.

Before gluing the top to the brim (base) I decided to add my top trim
thinking it would be easier to do it before they were attached.
Now you can glue the top to the base and let the fun begin
decorating anyway you like!
fussy cutting all the cute images I thought would work for the hat!

There you have it....hope you like it!

Now it’s your turn! Visit each of the design team blogs listed below.  Then create a NEW project of your choice featuring ANY Crafty Secrets product and link it up to the blog ( later than 11:59PT, Sunday, February 15th. You do not need to follow this month’s theme to play along. If you do not have any Crafty Secrets goodies, check the FREE DOWNLOADS located in the sidebar of the Crafty Secrets blog.  Be sure to link to the Crafty Secrets Blog in your post, and let us know what Crafty Secrets product you are using in your project. One lucky player will be randomly selected to win our fabulous Vintage Valentine Digital Kit.  To thank you for playing along, we've included one free digital stamp and paper to get  you started. Feel free to use these images, or any Crafty Secrets goodies in your creation! 

Here's a blurb about the kit:

Our Vintage Valentine Digital Kit contains everything you need to create fabulous Victorian, Retro, or Vintage Valentine Projects.  Loaded with 9 papers, 2 printable sheets of full color images, 2 sheets of printable shabby chic tags, ticket strips, cupcake liners and heart toppers, 2 styles of party invitations, and lovely frames.  


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Diane, this is just the neatest idea! I love all the pink and the feathers and the darling fussing cutting you did! It would be so great for any tea party or girl party, and I may borrow this idea for one of the grand girls. I love the way you think! Hats off for another fabulous project!

Darlene said...

OMG I just LOVE this decorative design! Just precious and your choice of embellishments and fussy cut images are PERFECT! Thanks for a fabulous tutorial too ... great job my friend! WOWZA!!!

Gloria Stengel said...

This is simply adorable! I have been watching a lot of old movies lately (1940s) and this is the sort of centerpiece I can imagine being placed on a table to decorate! Elegant but sweet! And I laughed at "a few hours have passed." Thanks for the giggle!

Elizabeth said...

What a great centre piece for your romantic Valentine's dinner! I love all the embellishments. If I saw that hat laying around I would attach a gigantic pink satin ribbon to the brim and insist on wearing it.

Beth Brovold said...

Oh WOW Diane...what a FANTASTIC idea and truly BEAUTIFUL to boot!!!! Fabulous tutorial as well!! So many gorgeous details to feast our eyes on!!
Take care,

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, this is amazing!! What a gorgeous project, Diane!! You decorated it beautifully!! I love all of the sweet vintage images!! The details you added are perfect!! Stunning my friend!! I love, love it!! Have a great evening :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Great hat and tutorial Diane. I love how you always think outside the box and come up with cool ideas!


Leslie Miller said...

You are amazing with these Crafty Secrets projects! Just look at all the fun elements on this. So pretty! You write great tutorials, too. I can always understand and follow every step and pick up some good tips while I'm at it. This is just so sweet and fun!

Shantaie said...

wow..that's a lot of fussy cutting :)
you can tell you enjoyed making this adorable hat! I love how sweet and girly it is!

Vicki Chrisman said...

So totally creative! Wow! Love all the fussy cutting. This is a treasure!

Sheila Rumney said...

What a great idea! Love how you repurposed it. Love all the sweet details.

Ros Crawford said...

What a sweet project!! You did an amazing job here Diane ...
Sorry you've had more snow ... The sun is shining here but it's very cold. Ginger cat sees the sun and goes to the garden hammock with a look that say's "is it time yet mum?" I'm so longing for warmer weather.... Take care

Joan said...

What a beautiful project!!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday, Joan dt

Barbara Bruder said...

Diane this project is so fun. Love the look that this has. And what a beautiful hat and centerpiece. Thanks for all the pic's. You did a fabulous job.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Also, Craft-Dee BowZ is having our February Blog Hop. We’d love it if you can join in the hop. Leave comments on the DT posts to be eligible for the prize.

Mayras Designs said...

This is very creative and wonderful !!! Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin' Desert Divas !!! Hope you have a fantastic day !!!
Mayra DTM

Anonymous said...

WOW! This is really cool! Such a great take on the "H" challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Fliss said...

Really beautiful creation and thanks for joining in with our hearts and flowers challenge at MMM.
Fliss DT x