Sunday, March 17, 2013

Mad Hatter Tea Party ... Part 1 Bring on the Hat

The boys were invited to a Mad Hatter Tea Party, part of the requirement was you must dress up.  Well I didn't want to go out and spend a ton of money on a costume we'd only wear once.  So I hit up pinterest I found this photo as inspiration it was made for a dog.  BUT I knew I could make something like it for the boys.  I hit up the dollar tree being almost Easter it was the perfect time!  They had out everything I could need.  I saw the Easter Basket and it made me think I can use that as a base for the hat.  Then I saw the cupcake stand and thought HMMM I could make those cupcake rings cut out the centers to make a rim of the hat.  YUP the idea was born!

What I used:
Easter Basket ($1)
Black Poster Board (2/$1)
Baby Bow Headband ($1)
Cake Stand ($1)
Easter Headband Ears ($1) 
Hot Glue Gun (had it here)

I took a Easter Basket cut the handle off.  I then I took the black poster board and wrapped it around the basket and cut it to fit.  I took the hot glue gun and glued the poster board down to the basket.  I cut a circle for the top of the hat (which would be the bottom of the basket).  I then took the cake stand circle and cut a circle in the middle to make the rim of the hat.  I took black poster board and cut rings to cover the cake stand circle to complete the rim of the hat.  I took the hot glue gun and glued the circle to the top of the basket to form a hat.  Take the baby Bow head band and slide it down the hat to have the bow at the front of your hat.  Cut the Ears of the headband and hot glue them behind the bow.  You can Add some playing cards on the side if you would like!  I'm thinking of add a clock for the boys to hold and maybe some glasses to complete the look.

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I made a step by step collage to help if you want to make.

Hope you give this fun project a whirl.

Here are the boys all done up!


  1. I'll bet they were the cutest ones there

  2. So cute - and super crafty. The kids totally rock them, too!

  3. Oh my gosh... you come up with some of the BEST things. These had to take the show.

  4. I love how creative you are! I hope the boys had fun! :-)

  5. Too funny that it actually originated out of a dog costume, but it worked!

  6. They are adorable. Thanks for sharing. I will have to see about doing this for Bris b-day in June. Not sure yet. We will see.

  7. Those came out really cute. Great job mom!

  8. I wish I had some creativeness in me. They came out adorable!

  9. You're super creative! The hats turned out cute.

  10. SO COOL!! :) PERFECT time of year to find those bunny ears to use! It turned out awesome! Well done, Alexis!! :)

  11. You did a great job! Better than buying 'em. Thanks so much for sharing this post on my Ducks 'n a Row Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Please come back again this week.:)


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