Turning Heads


I recently picked up three boxes of vintage hats. It's not something I would normally buy, but the price was so good, I couldn't pass it up. Since I don't normally sell hats, I had to think about how to display them in the shop. A few weeks ago, I came across two styrofoam heads.



At fifty cents each, I discovered a way to display the vintage hats!

Originally I was going to use them as is, but then I really wanted to try out my new 1Gel decoupage.


So I had this wrapping paper I had picked up that looked like old postcards.



I cut this up and started decoupaging on one of the heads. This is good quality wrapping paper, really heavy. Which means it wasn't the greatest for decoupaging. I managed to make it work. But for the second head, I switched to a decorative tissue paper.


Again, I cut it up into small pieces to make it apply a bit better.


This worked much better. I applied an antiquing stain and wiped it off so the stain would stay in the crevices.


And just like that, I had two really pretty head mannequins to display the vintage hats.


These ladies are stylin' now! I think this will be a great display in the booth for these hats.

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Whether my junk is from a garage sale, estate or farm auction, flea market or the side of the road, I love to find it, fix it, clean it, sell it or keep it. So come along the backroads of Indiana with Junk is My Life (me), let's find something vintage and do something cool with it! Formerly Junk Journal.