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Friday, February 26, 2010

Blinged-Up Cowgirl Hats

On Playhouse Disney this morning, it was a Western theme. My older daughter was smitten with Minnie as a cowgirl, and said, "mommy, can we be cowgirls too?" She ran and got her pink cowgirl boots that light up. These are such a hoot--my sister in law gave them to the girls for Christmas.

I remembered a very "preschool" way of making a hat that uses one of those sentence strip thing-ys, and the hat pic on the front. Off to google images I go. I found this template from a promotional products type company. Scroll WAY down to the cowboy hat.
Next I cut it up so that our hats would have a more realistic "layered" look to them. I had to add some to the bottom of the base hat so that we'd have space to glue the brim.
Then we of course had to do pink bands--and of course put LOTS of glitter on them!
Then we just glued the band on the hat part, and the hat onto the brim. But my little one said, "What about bannanas?" After a while, I figured out she meant Bandannas!!! We didn't have any on hand, and surely didn't have any pink ones...guess we'll need to make them! So I grabbed 2 damp paper towels, and some red and pink markers. We just dabbed the towels, to create a pattern.

And then I rinsed them a bit and squeezed it to let the colors run.

When these were dry (and we used a blow dryer to speed that up), we were all set. Just grab the pink horses (okay, one is a unicorn, but that is just fine) and off you go into the sunset!!!


15 comments:

The Activity Mom said...

Stopped by from Idea Room. So glad I did! I'm your newest follower! =)

Love Being a Nonny said...

LOVE the collage you do of the children's art work!! Came by from Idea Room!

theamazingjohnsons said...

The Idea Room sent me. I love your child artwork display!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

oh that is really cute!!

-Lauren

Susan E said...

your collage idea is brilliant - such a solution for all those art projects they bring home from school.

Cara said...

Stopped by from Idea Room, love your blog, and the artwork prints are AMAZING!!

Vanessa said...

I just came over from The Idea Room. You have the best ideas for kid crafts. You will definately be an inspiaration in our home.

The Chic Chauffeur said...

Came here from the Idea Room as well.... Love your personal blog.... and your collages? adorable!

ShopHotPinkDiaries said...

super cute ideas and artwork, came by from the idea room! :) super sweet kids!!

Jessica said...

I also came by from The Idea Room! You have fabulous ideas, and I love how you preserve the children's artwork!

Boy oh Boy oh Boy! said...

I popped over from the idea room and I'm so glad I did! Love your blog!

Mike and Wendy said...

I, too, found you through the Idea Room. Love the art montages! My 4 year old says he's going to be an artist when he grows up, so this is perfect!

Rachel B. said...

Headed on over from The Idea Room. Very cute and creative ideas on here! Thanks for sharing. :)

Luke Forsyth said...
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Luke Forsyth said...

I do wear cowgirl hats when I just feel like wearing it.

 
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