Friday, June 4, 2010

Recycling & Reusing For Crazy Hat Day!

If you've been around here a while, you know that I try to reuse and recycle as much as possible.  Erin and I even had a darling little "Go Green" button made to go along with our eco-friendly theme.
So when my 4-year-old daughter's pre-school schedule included a "Crazy Hat Day", I put my money where my mouth is.

We headed over to the nearest thrift shop and found all kinds of whimsical "pre-loved" items and went to work decorating her straw hat. We found old plastic eggs cups, a long string of cream pearls, a colorful feather boa, some raffia, pink plastic flowers and some ribbon. And in honor of "Duck Fest" we put a cute rubber ducky on top.

Here's our "Masterpiece"



And even if she doesn't have the craziest hat at school,
 I think we all know she has the craziest mother!

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48 comments:

Christi said...

Loooove the hat! That's so fun that y'all made it together - I bet it'll be a great memory for her when she's older.

This is Christi from The Frugal Novice, by the way. Thanks so much for being a part of Friendly Friday! I'm following you back through GFC. Have a wonderful weekend!

Amy said...

that is such an amazing idea.. You should come and link this up for my Family Fridays if you would like.. Have a great day..

I love the hat and the whole idea about it..

suzicate said...

YOU ROCK! Even more than the hat, she will remember the fun you two had creating it!

Christy said...

haha super cute hat!

SamiJoe said...

awesome hat!!
love the duck, nice touch.

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Buckeroomama said...

Well, that certainly turned out really well!! :) I know my daughter would be delighted to wear a hat like that. :)

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This turned out great and I'm sure it was a fun project to do with your daughter.

ModernMom said...

Oh that has got to win some kind of prize! i think my kiud ended up with a ball cap with ribbons out the back....hanging head in shame:( lol

kyooty said...

That's great!

Xenia said...

That hat is awesome - my daughter would love it!

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liz said...

I love recycling, and this is by far the most fun recycling I've seen.

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

OMG - that is so freakin' ADORABLE!

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Tracie said...

You're so creative. I esp. love the duck on top!

Janie B said...

That hat is adorable! I'll have to remember that when we have hat days at my school.

Tammy said...

That is so cute...love the little ducky up top!

Katie's Dailies said...

The duck is perfect!

It's great that schools are getting into the green movement---our son's school even gives out awards to the kids who recycle the most in their classrooms.

Maybe there's hope for us yet!

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Happy weekend!

blueviolet said...

Are you sure she didn't have the craziest hat?? That is so much fun and I love how you did it!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

COOOL hats:)
I think it is cool you had a baby at 45 :)
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Maureen@IslandRoar said...

The craziest mothers are always the best! I would know. That is one sharp hat!

Kimberly said...

Very cool!

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Too Many Hats said...

I love the rubber duckie on top! Just adorable. I am sure she was the envy of all the other children. Sorry, but I am the craziest mom, my daughter just Facebooked me that the other day (yes, when your child is 17, they send you loving notes on fb). It was said in the nicest way, really.

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HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Love the hat! That is a totally cool thing to do.

Helene said...

I love it!! She's gonna have the best looking craziest hat yet!!!

Jingle said...

lovely post...
have a fun weekend!

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Charla @ Healthy Home Blog said...

That is so cool! I love it! :)
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Heather said...

Soo cute! It's amazing the things you can find at a thrift store and with a little imagination go along way!

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June said...

What a fabulous hat! Now that's a keeper!

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ZenMom said...

What a great hat! I love it. You two are so creative.

Kimberly said...

Looks like you had fun creating that hat! Love the duck touch that you added... hope she wins!

RN Mama said...

Wow, great job on the hat! It is adorable:)

gayle said...

Wonderful job on the hat!!

Java said...

Thanks for fixing that Deb! Have a great rest of your weekend!

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Dual Mom said...

Great hat Deb! I bet she loved wearing it!

Peterson Family said...

Love the duckie on the top! How creative and cute!

Thanks for sharing this! That is adorable!

Jingle said...

very inventive post.
Happy Monday ahead!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

that hat is fabulous!! I hope she won craziest hat! haha

Anita said...

I love it! I'll bet your daughter does too.

When my kids have had crazy hat day, they pulled out something from around the house, like our "Cat in the Hat" hat.

If any of them have the opportunity again, we may have to make a run to the thrift store.