Back in April my beautiful niece turned 40. To help her celebrate her sister “BellaBud” threw her a birthday party. The party was titled “hats off to Leigh.” I was in charge of the favors, I decorated wine glass with polka dots. I will post more on the favors later.
I wanted to share with you the gift I made for her. She has always worn hats for as long as I can remember hence the “hats off” theme. So I decided I wanted to decorate a hat box for her. I went to Ollies and purchased as hat box on clearance for $1.99. I wish I would have taken a picture of the box before I started but I forgot. Sorry.
First I painted the box white and then I used crackle paint over top of the white. The next step was to paint over the crackle paint with black paint. I left the ridge of the hat box the original color because it coordinated with my color scheme. I made copies of all the pictures that I had of her wearing hats and decoupaged them on to the box. I took a wooden flower and painted it black and glued it to the center of the box. I just printed out the words “fabulous at forty” and glued them to the flower.
I forgot to mention we all had to wear hats to the party. Here is a picture of my mother, the birthday girl and me.
I love how it turned out and she loved it.
Leave me a comment I’m curious what you think.