It is to my great fortune that both my begats ended up on the Chicago Cubs team for Little League baseball. (The older one in machine pitch and the younger in coach pitch.) I could totally justify buying a Cubs cap and T-shirt to hubby! So, I made my purchases online.
Here’s the “before” picture of the cap from the website. I prefer military style caps over traditional baseball caps because I like the shorter bill. Cute, huh?
Picture of cap I purchased online
Close up of Cubs patch – looks sparkly
Here’s what I actually received.
Actual Cubs cap – Before
Cubs patch logo – Before
The sequins are quite lack luster and there were weird bald spots on the patch. The hat felt like it fit nicely however I didn’t notice the odd fit on my head until the hubby cheekily asked me, “Are you fighting for the Union? Where’s your musket?” Much to my dismay, I looked like a Civil War reenactment reject.
In an effort to detract from the stove top look, I decided to add the crystals as the hat’s focal point.
Several weeks ago, I created a pin board on Pinterest entitled “Pin it, Wear it” for a contest Favecrafts was hosting. I then challenged myself to re-create everything I pinned on to that board. I’ve deduced that I have some lofty goals, now that I’ve taken the time to review them. I’m a bit nervous.
So, you can just imagine when I picked this project, I thought this one was going to be ridiculously easy. And it is…once I found the right materials. Let me back up for a moment. For those of you who don’t know, a shrinky dink is a piece of plastic that is decorated and then baked in an oven to which the plastic ends up being approximately 1/3 its original size and 9 times thicker. Mind boggling, I know. It’s amazing. I love it. It was invented sometime in the 70s.
I wanted this to be a truly upcycled project. I didn’t want to go buy a Shrinky Dink kit, or go to a bulk store and buy containers. I wanted to find a container that would’ve been thrown away. After weeks of looking at the bottom of every plastic container I had, I finally found one!
At the bakery section of Ralphs, the pumkin chocolate chip cookies container had #6 on it! Cookies and a shrink medium. We won twice that day!