I made these using red plastic cups and old CDs.Supplies
- hot glue gun/glue sticks
- plastic cups
- old CDs (or more cardboard if you can cut nice circles)
- pipe cleaner
I cut off the top of the cup and glued on a piece of cardboard, then covered with felt. I used old CDs (yeah, someone has Tax Cut 2007 and I know there was an old copy of Deus Ex in the mix too) because I am not great at cutting perfect circles and I was making several hats. I melted a few holes in the CD to feed the pipe cleaners through for attaching to the headbands and then covered with felt also. I tried various felts and glitter craft foam. The plain old felt worked the best. The bottom portion of the cup is what I glued to the base so that the top of the hat was a little larger. I thought this gave a whimsical look.
I wore mine with the decoration toward the back, but they can be worn either way.
It is going to seem that all I do is make crazy hats, but I am probably going to put another hat posting up in a week or so for making a big Kentucky Derby Hat.