Wednesday, July 24, 2013

DIY Fruit and Veggies Hats from Paper Boat, Part II

Need to come up with a fancy hat right away, say a fruit or a vegetable one? Here's a fast, green and economical option: start  by folding  a paper boat.

(For Part I of this post that featured a watermelon, pineapple, corn and a leafy veg hat, click here.)

 Now you are ready to create as many fruit and veggies hats you can think of.

You only need your imagination along with some crepe, tissue or multi-colored papers to dress up your hat and rise to  the occasion. Here is an example on how to decorate a tomato hat.

(1) To put a fruit stem, roll a green paper, make several cuts from one end to make flaps to glue on the top of the hat.
(2) Glue the crepe paper from the inside of the rim.
(3) Cover the whole hat with the crepe paper, fold excess paper in and glue at the root of the stem.
(4) Cut sepals from green paper and attach.

Modify color of hat and stem, size and shape of sepal or leaf to come up with various fruit and veggies hat. Here are some ideas for inspiration:
Orange Paper Hat
Carrot Paper Hat
Mango Paper Hat
Squash Paper Hat
Strawberry Paper Hat

Monday, July 22, 2013

DIY Fruit and Veggies Hats from Paper Boat Part I

Need to come up with a fancy hat in no time and with minimum cost? Start with something you have been an expert at making all along - folding a paper boat, and then explore the possibilities.

The next step is when your craft wizardry takes over. Decorate with crepe, tissue or multicolored paper to the design of your choice.

Here are some ideas: