Saturday, July 13, 2013
Pirate Hats for Photo Op
I am planning a pirate theme for this year's annual Margaritaville Office Party. I know that clients and the architects who work with us won't wear costumes, as they will be coming straight from work. I was going to just make fun foam eye patches. Then I saw this clipart and wondered if I could make a "one stick" photo op piece. I am going to make bunches of these. I am also going to buy the Fuji Fun Camera so that I can post pictures immediately on a wanted poster. So...how did I do this. I made the hat in three pieces. They are below. All you have to do is print them out 11" x 8.5" (landscaped). Use the printouts as patterns on black and red fun foam. Glue the three pieces together with tacky glue. (Keep looking after the pattern for another hat idea).
folded a large piece of black fun foam in half the long (or hot dog) way. I measured how big across my huge head is. This is my daughter in the photo, not me. I cut a half circle ON THE FOLD. Leaving the foam still folded in half, I left 2" on each side and cut up gradually to the top of the hat and back down the other side. I just stapled these two inch side pieces. You could sew them. Or you could punch holes and put gold brads in them. I took the pattern from the hat above, and with a sharp pencil, outlined the skull and bones by punching holes in the foam underneath the pattern. Then I took white liquid eraser (paint doesn't work) and filled in the pattern. When it was dry, I put the skull features on with a black sharpie. Believe it or not, the hat stretches over your head. I made this for $1.