Welcome to Throw Back Thursday with one of my favorite Halloween projects from last year. I altered a top hat using Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells and Olde Curiosity Shoppe. I have it sitting on my inspiration shelf in my studio all year long because I love it so much. Do you have a project that you love....please feel free to share the link in the comment section, I would love to see it. So without further a do, here is my Halloween Top Hat.
I created an altered top hat that I purchased at Michaels, it was in the holiday section and if you use your 40% coupon it is a really inexpensive piece to begin with, lol, begin with is the catch phrase and you can see. I used Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells and Olde Curiosity Shoppe for my Altered Halloween Hat, covering the hat, block and birdhouse...there is a lot of fussy cutting of the paper, making rolly polly flowers and punching circles....
Did I mention circles...WELL the hat band and semi-circles on the brim of the hat are made from circles lots of 3/4" circles and glued to the hat...but don't you just love the look I know I do and those bees from the Olde Curiosity paper is so cool to use.
Here is a closer look at the left side of the Alter Halloween Hat, love the orange flocked pumpkin, skeleton hand and flocked spider web leaves, these also were purchased at the craft store.
I made a pretty brown sheer bow to go along with the brown jute that I place between the brim and the hatband to give that part of my hat a more finished look. Added some of those fun rolly polly flowers, chipboard leaves and a bit of metal to finish this side up
On the right side of the brim is another of the flocked orange pumpkins, spider web leaves and a small skeleton. I used some of the twigs that was on the blue berry stem to make the holders for my pumpkin hot air balloons, it sure give the Altered Halloween Hat depth making them float in the air, don't you think.
As we go up on the hat I had a large wood block that I had in my stash to place on the top of the hat once I had it covered and decorated it with fussy cut pieces that I had layered with pop dots from a piece of the Steampunk Spells paper. I prompt the block up with a book that I had covered int he paper. Added another flock pumpkin, skeleton hand, spider web leaves and roly poly flowers.
This is the top of the second book that I used to hold my birdhouse up with, I added a bit of red twine and bubble from the twine so that it would hang off the book, the top has a skeleton head that was from a sheet of the Steampunk Spells paper that I fussy cut and layered with pop dots, added a metal gear to the hat and red twine bow to the neck.
Here is a closer look at the small birdhouse that I painted the base and roof with orange paint, when dried I punched out a lot of 1/2" circles to place on the roof, added a some rolly polly flowers that I made using a 2" punch, placed a fun flocked spider and some chipboard leaves on it, along with a little crow coming to sit on his perch.
Love the lady that is on the paper collection riding a bike, I fussy cut two of them out layered them together with pop dots and added another pumpkin hot air balloon using more of the twigs that I had.
Sorry there are so many photos but photos tell a story, lol so here is one last look at the other side of the block and finished piece.
I hope you enjoyed my Altered Halloween Hat and try your hand at altering something this week if you have never tried altering something before and remember to feel free to share your favorite Halloween project links in my comment section. Hugs Pammejo.