Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I'm No Dunce!

I have moved on from just creating masks.  Now I am adding crowns, wands, and party hats.  I don't know what to call this style of hat.  Dunce caps?  Maid Marion hats?  Medieval crowns? I had to google it and found out it is called a "hennin hat."  Hmmm, who knew? I found an ordinary, and quite flimsy child's party hat at The Dollar Store and pulled off the sparkly tinsel around the base and sticking out of the top of the hat.  I used pieces of Specialty Papers called "Nursery Tales" from Prima Marketing Inc. featuring Alice in Wonderland images.  The layer of glue and the paper stiffened the hat, so it is no longer flimsy, but quite strong.  I then added the ribbon and lace and flower embellishments and printed off my favorite quotes from both the book and movie.  I hid (or emphasized the paper piecing with thin sticks of hot glue glitter.  Wow, these work very well and made less of a mess than regular glitter! My husband is tired of wearing glitter to work at the mine.  He even accused me of making the dog sick because she might have licked up glitter with her food.  Gosh, it's not that bad.  I looked pretty closely at her sick pile, and no glitter!


  1. HA! My cats are always glittery!!!! Too funny!
    Love your hat!

    m ^..^

  2. Love this idea! I am reading the Sisters Grimm Series to my kids. one of the characters is always having to wear the dunce hat. This is perfect! Quite possibly the best picture I have seen, to go with the image in my minds eye!

  3. Wow~ so elegant!~ I love it! Thanks so much for linking up! As always, I love your ideas!