August 24, 2010

Hat Makeover

A couple of months ago I was at Target (yes, very typical of me) and I found this hat on clearance.  My first thought was, hmmmm that's an odd little bird.  However, that hat itself was cute and I figured I could give it a mini makeover.  Here it is before the makeover.

See what I mean?  It's a bit odd.  If any of you readers bought this same hat and like the bird, please don't be offended.  I can't rock the bird, but I'm sure you can.


I removed the bird and ribbon through some careful surgery.  Don't worry - the bird was NOT harmed in the process.  I replaced the ribbon with a black one and I tacked it on in a few places along the way.


Now it's pretty neutral, but I can spice it up if I want to.  Since I didn't sew the ribbon down everywhere, I can clip on anything that's on an alligator clip like this.  (I happen to have quite a few of these as hair accessories.)


Voila!  A hat for any occasion.....like taking my little guy to preschool when I haven't showered.


That's all for today.  Thanks for tuning in and thank you for your kind comments!  I sure appreciate it!

29 comments:

  1. I agree the bird is odd, but the makeover is adorable!!

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  2. it IS an odd bird! but I like what you did with the hat! Very cute! I can't buy 'store' hats...I have to make them custom...my head plus my poof of a head of hair makes my head too big for 'one size fits all' :( bummer. But I guess that's good bc I don't look very good in hats LOL
    -Kristi
    @ Creative Kristi

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  3. I kinda like the bird...just not really on the hat.
    LOVE the hat makeover! Looks super cute!

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  4. Hat makeovers are a fav of mine! ;)

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  5. Very cute :) So what did you do with the bird? LOL!

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  6. So fun! I love that the things you post about are clever and useful, but totally accessible to anyone! Thanks so much for your great creativity and fun blog! LOVE IT!

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  7. That's super cute. I think it would have been way better if you could have used christmas lights instead of hair accessories. But that's just me.

    I have a feeling there will be many mornings when you'll have to drop Rex off not showered. At least that's how it went for me.

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  8. what a great transformation! Love the new look! I gotta get me a cuter hat like yours since I just throw on a paint splattered baseball hat when I'm covering my non-showered head! Heading to Target! ;)

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  9. Ha Ha..if I had that hat my hubby would try to convince me to leave that weird bird on because he really likes parrots. And then when I changed it he would tease me for not valuing his opinion.
    Very cute! I may have to try it.

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  10. It kind of looks like the bird was missing a piece on the bottom. Your hat is so cute!

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  11. LOVE the hat, but the real question is HOW did you make that super cute flower?

    Jenniferdotvdotbrownatgmaildotcom

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  12. You're so stinkin creative. Love it!

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  13. Cute! Love your transformation & love that it's not your typical baseball style hat (that I normally slap on for a bad hair day!).

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  14. That's so funny, i just did a similar hat refashion, replacing the ribbon. I posted about it on my blog, but it's in portuguese :S I love to read your blog and it inspires me everyday. Thank you for all the ideas :)

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  15. PS I just listen to some of your songs!!!! I love em! You are uber talented!!! My heavens is there anything you don't do????

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  16. I know this is random but did you ever watch Arrested Development? There's a funny on-going bird noise thing throughout the series that your first picture reminded me of. And the ca-caw. Funny!

    Anyways, very cute makeover! Thanks for your blog!!

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  17. Loved the odd looking bird but the makeover was phenomenal!!

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  18. Very very cute! I love the flower!

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  19. What a great hat! And I love the tie trick too! Your Dad made me laugh out loud! :)

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  20. Love the hat...and it looks great on you. I really just need to know how you have the time to do all of these crafty things. Do you sleep?LOL

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  21. I just found your blog on "so you think you're crafty" and I have to say that the Little Man Tea Party is the cutest thing I have ever seen! Rooting for you! :]

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  22. Dude....you are freakin' ROCKIN' the SYTYC!! I just wanted to send you a big fat CONGRATS! You really are amazing. I hope you take it all the way to the end! Way to go!!

    (PS...I love that top photo! Awesome!)

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  23. Adorable I think you can totally rock that bird if you tried! I would love if you would link this project up to my weekly upcycled linky party at www.thtshirtdiaries.com or http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled11

    Thanks!

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  24. Hi Cheri,

    I tried to email you, but I got an error message.

    I have a question for you. School is right around the corner. I have a FIRST GRADER this year (man, does time fly!) Do you have any "cute" ideas for me to make/embellish/refashion a fun paint smock for her? I have old t-shirts and/or old dress shirts but I do not own a sewing machine (yet). So, any suggestions you have would have to be sewn by hand. Thanks Cheri.

    Nicole Williamson

    d.n.williamson@elknet.net

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  25. love the makeover! it's much better than the original hat

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  26. What a neat makeover! It looks so good on you. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. You are so adolable! I agree... I don't care for the bird. Your makeover made the hat look so much cuter.

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  28. You look great with hats! I don't wear hats because it doesn't feel like "me". Maybe it is the idea of wearing something on my head other than hair clips or headbands.

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  29. What is the fabric on that flower? Adorable!! Good Luck over at SYTYC, ur doing great.

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