My mother had this old straw hat that looked really cool. I used this hat for a flower girl costume. One of those girls with shoes with a small heel in black shiny leather with a small buckle strap and white socks. Above that a yellow floral dress that has a lot of small blue flowers. And on her head she would wear a big head with a red ribbon.
Unfortunately this hat had lived in a bag in the attic for a few years. This a distroyed the nice shape it used to have. But now it is summer here in The Netherlands again and I wanted to wear that hat again. So I needed to remodel that hat. Let me explain how.
How I did it
I put a pan on the stove with water.
Once the water was boiling I put the pan on low heat but made sure it kept on boiling.
I carefully held the hat over the boiling water so the steam would soften the straw.
Then I took a ladle and bend the hat in the shape that I wanted.
And that was it. I was really that simple.
But When you do this be very careful not to burn yourself with the steam.
I also burned the string that goes under your chin. So I had to put a new string there. Luckely the string did not really burn but only melted a little
A quick and easy tutorial on how to make a stencil for you spraypaint or airbrush project that won’t fall apart after the first use.
It is not always easy to make a stencil for spray paint or for an airbrush. The cardboard can be to thick which makes it hard to cut or the cardboard is to thin and falls apart after one spraypaint sesion. I use this to put a logo on the bag of T-shirts with my airbrush.
You can also use this stencil for normal paint by stippling the paint on.
I made this by painting my brothers old play toolbox black.
I then spent some time finding odd looking bottles, cutlery, candles, knives, glasses, tea cups, chains and nuts. Some of those things I had lying around but I did not have enough my self.
So I went to a second hand store to find some more. I looked around the kitchen things and the vases.
Then I puzzled until every inch of the box was filled with something interesting.
When you think you are done make sure that not everything will fall out when you open and close it.
Why you need to make this?
I made this cabinet for an impostor roll I had for the scouts. So I took a long black coat and made this to go with it.
I loved making this. It gave me something to do during the covid pandemic and I loved to puzzle all the pieces together and decorate them. I gave my mind something to be occupied with. Specially during the corona pandemic because at some point I felt really lazy and unmotivated to do anything creative. So doing this really help spark some interest in my art and crafts projects again.
How can I use this?
A very simple tutorial on how I made this apothecary cabinet that can be used for different costumes for witches, wizards, cosplay, scary people, doctors or any other caracter you can think of. I used this for an impostor roll. I wore a long black coat almost to the floor and black boots. This made me look like a shady person standing in the woods. When someone asked for something I had small bundle of lavender to give to them.
Something that would have fit with the really well was black, rotten teeth.
I needed to make a surprise gift for a friend of mine. As everyone does at such a moment. I looked on the internet for inspiration. I search Pinterest. I found a pillow made out of an old button up shirt.
This was a great idea.
I would make a pillow out of an old shirt. Not just a any kind a pillow that would look like a scouts uniform.
I would fill it up with paper and the presents I bought for her.
Then I just needed to start making it.
I found an old button up shirt that was white. And I needed it to be a light brown. So I let it soak in coffee for a while.
Now my shirt was the right colour.
I put it on the table a drew a big square on it. The top needed to be the shoulders. I cut the square out and sew it right sides together.
Now I already had some sort of pillow.
I made two front pockets and a scarf.
Then I needed the logo’s on the pockets and I also wanted her name on it.
So I printed the logo’s and her name out. Found an old piece of see trough plastic table cloth. Cut out the logo so it formed a stencil for the logo’s.
I used regular paint to put the logo’s on the blouse.
I stuffed the pillow with old newspaper and her presents.