While my Mom was here we started tackling my guest bathroom makeover. I’m super excited about it and I’ll show you more of that later this week. The tile isn’t quite finished (need to seal the grout and replace the trim), but it feels 100% better already!
In the meantime, I wanted to show you a quick “up do” I attempted… and FAILED. Looking for any help and suggestions!!! Okay… so here goes -
I bought this hat at Target (shocker) a couple weeks ago. I found it in the mens department, but I thought I could girl it up with some accessories. It’s super warm fit my head perfectly. (BTW, the hat comes in sizes S-M and M-L so if anyone has a smaller head, the smaller size just might work for you!)
I thought I could make (or buy) some cute pins that I could interchange on that band based on whatever I was wearing that day. Interchangeable cuteness – Yes please!
Mom and I were shopping away
one two days at JoAnns while she was here and I found a couple things I thought might do the trick. I wanted to personalize it a touch and add just a touch of girly to the hat.
….and that’s what I came up with. In the jewelry section I found some leather(ette) flowers by Simplicity that are made to just be glued right to accessories like headbands and whatnot. In the scrapbooking section I found those awesome metal numbers. I swear I always look at that particular line of things (Tim Holtz) and LOVE everything. I’m not a scrapbooker, but I find all sorts of cool stuff in those aisles!!! Last, I grabbed some flat back pins to attach things to the hat.
My thought was… just hot glue the things to the pins and voila! DONE! Welllllll not quite.
First I cut the backs off the brads and hot glued them in the holes of the metal tag. Thought this would look better than just leaving the holes and hot gluing the tag without them. Sidenote – I picked the 25 because I was born on the 25th!
Yup… I’m a messy gluer.
Rinse and repeat for the flowers:
Next step? Well… pin one on! Only… this is where my enthusiasm came to a crashing halt. It wasn’t quite what I had envisioned. I wanted the flower or number to lay flat and close to the hat. These pins… did the exact opposite!
It looks pretty good in the pic above…. but from all of the other angles I’m just not feeling it. What’s a girl to do?! The numbered pin was equally depressing.
HELP – does anyone know of a different type of pin or attachment that might work for me? I’d REALLY like to be able to swap things on and off so I’d rather than sew or glue them to the hat. Hoping you’ll have some ideas!
UPDATE – Thanks to Dawn’s suggestion below, I have a solution. Click here for the update!
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