Wednesday, January 23, 2013

DIY Hat Boxes

 First of all, welcome to my new followers - it may seem like not a lot to somebody else, but six followers is a big deal to me. I thought I'd be alone here forever! :)

These above are my finished hat boxes which I am currently trying to sort out a video or pictures to show you the assembly process. Technology is hating me at the moment though, so it might be a while.

Designing the lid

I designed the boxes 'from scratch'; I had seen a few downloads online but they weren't the look I was going for so I decided to stop being lazy and just do it!

 Being a graphic designer by day has its uses! I've designed the template in a way that I can change up the background pattern with very little hassle, so I've great plans for a whole range of designer hat boxes.

Base design

I printed my template on heavy, linen effect board which gave a beautiful texture to the design. My mini millinery brand is 'Elizabeth Harper Millinery', a name I plucked out of the sky which works to add a realistic look to the boxes.

The ribbons were a stroke of luck in terms of being the perfect matching colour, yay!
The little bows were to cover the seam where the ribbons met.

 I designed the template to have white polka dots on a pink background inside to save me having to line the boxes. It adds a nice touch for open box displays like the one above.

I've made three hat boxes in this pattern in varying sizes for stacking. I'm imagining my boutique filled with boxes like these and the goodies to fill them!

One more picture before I go :) 

See you soon!


  1. Hi Blaithin, what darling hat boxes, they look sooo sweet with all the little roses ( I love roses)
    You thought you'd be alone here forever, and now we are SEVEN :)
    Have a great day !

    Hugs Mieke xxx

  2. Hi Mieke, thank you for your comments! Seven followers - hurray!! :D

    I love your blog - it has such style , I love it! Rose Cottage is beautiful too - Can't wait to see more posts! xx

  3. Beautiful! So glad i found your blog.


    1. Thank you Jenn. I love your blog, your work is absolutely amazing! x