Sunday, September 20, 2009

How to make a Hat Display

Inexpensive Hat Display
I have a mannequin head to photograph my women’s hats on but I needed something for children’s hats. It is impossible to find mannequin heads in child sizes so I set out to my local craft store to see what I could find.
I picked up a Styrofoam ball 6" in diameter and cut it in half. I put a stocking over it to keep it from shedding them asked hubby to make a base. I put a piece of our maple tree that we have cut down into the Styrofoam and glued it into the base (a hole was drilled first) and Voila! The total cost was $4.47.
My husband is currently working on a solid hardwood version for me so I can use them at shows, I have seen what he has done so far and I can’t wait until they are done. The cool thing about these is that I will be able to use the same ones for child and adult sizes and he is making me different heights to make my display with several hats more aesthetically pleasing.
For now all I need it for is photos for my website so the foam version works great and the price was surely right!

Once the other ones are done I am going to put them on my website for sale. If I have had such a hard time I am sure there are others out there as well!

1 comment:

April said...

just wanted to let you know that after an hour of searching today for a child size Styrofoam head i found your website! wish i had come across it sooner. thanks for posting this!!