Friday, May 14, 2010

make your own hatstands

You have to understand I really wear hats. I have more hats than I have shoes (I have two pairs of sandals, one pair of Sunday shoes, two pairs of house slippers/clogs, and two pairs of boot - one of which needs to go to the repair shop). I have more hats than I have purses. I have four purses, three of which I purchased from my Mom's Etsy shop. I have more hats than I have jeans. I have two pairs of jeans so that I can always have a clean pair (and they are identical).

I might have as many skirts as I have hats. I have a hanger on the back of my bedroom door with eight hooks and it has double hats on some hooks. I have hats sitting in the closet. I usually have several hats hanging over the knob of the banister rail in the entry.

So when I saw this idea in one of my Mary Jane's Farm I decided to give it a shot.

Here are the hatstands without hats.



They are easy to make. I have two more that I am in the process of making one is going to use an I-don't-know-what-it-is and one is going to use a potato masher. When I post those pictures, I will hopefully have a tutorial written.



These are them on the trunk at the foot of my bed with hats on them. This is my effort at staging - pathetic...isn't it!! :)



Here they are on the trunk like real life. With a throw on the trunk to prevent from my rambunctious girls scratching it up and some books that hubs is using for reference right now.

I am thrilled to bits with how these turned out!!

I am sharing this at:

Poppies at Play: Creative Cats

Finding Fabulous: Frugalicious Friday

A Few of My Favorite Things: Favorite Things Friday

Prior: Prior Lives Party

Craft Envy: Saturday Spotlight

Debbiedoos: New Linky Party

Along for the Ride: Saturday is Crafty Day

Between Naps on the Porch: Metamorphosis Monday

Keeping it Simple: Motivate Me Monday

Tools Are for Women Too: Modern Craftswoman

Sumo's Sweet Stuff: Market Yourself Monday



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21 comments:

  1. What a great idea! My problem at the moment is the amount of scarves I have accumulated since moving to the UK. During the Winter, I would wear two just to keep warm! I need an artistic scarf stand...

    Holly
    x

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  2. Oh perfect. I wear hats all the time (through mostly one of two) and the girls both follow my example and wear hats so I think this needs to be a priority. up untiul now we have just hung them on the many hooks around the house but I hate how that causes them to become misshapen.

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  3. What a fun idea! I'm not sure I own more than about 2 hats, and that includes the one I wear when skiing. But yours look fab and both the styled and unstyled versions are pretty cool if you ask me!

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  4. Hi, I love hats but I don't feel as though I look good in them! Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my "Show and Tell Friday"... It's All In The Numbers! I had a great time using the flower pots to display my house numbers. I thought it was a fun idea and have also bought a few to do for my sister’s house. She'll be surprised and I hope she loves them! I also had fun with Knock, Knock, Whose There?
    What Does Your Front Door's Color Say About You? I received a lot of fun replies to that question.
    Hugz,

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  5. LOVE all your hats and hat stands... my moma is known around town for her many hats. It started about 25 years ago, when she decided she would wear a hat to church every Sunday, special ones she designed. Another great post for my Prior Lives Party! Thanks! Lezlee

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  6. Great idea! Need to tell my daughter...she's a hat-aholic!
    Take care
    *hugs*deb

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  7. Melissa what a genius idea!~ I love hats too, I wear them often, in fact my nickname in the house is hat lol!~ Thanks for sharing an linking up to my new party.

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  8. I love your hats, and this idea to store them. I love hats, I just wish I could find the hats that suit me!

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  9. Very cute idea! I don't wear hats but do love the look of a cute hat on a cute stand especially! These are fantastic!

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  10. Wow! Great idea! Thanks for the tips on Ace and them fixing lamps! I will definitely use them in the future I'm sure!

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  11. Oh I just this! Thanks for sharing and I love your hats! Be blessed. Cindy

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  12. Genius! Thanks for linking up!

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  13. Genius! Thanks for linking up!

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  15. Super cute and so clever!! Great idea, Thanks for sharing :)

    Thanks for Stoppin over to see me :) Have a Lovely week!

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  16. Loves these! My spouse has a collection of fedoras and these stands would be perfect. You are such a smart and clever lady!

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  17. Well, what a unique and clever idea. Cute hats.

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  18. Oh wow! I adore it. What a wonderful metamorphosis.

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  19. Those are great!! Thanks for sharing!

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  20. I love it and you did a great job of staging. Met Monday

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  21. These are terrific! This is a great way to show off your collection! Thanks for sharing and see you next week! Rory

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