Friday, July 1, 2011

Uncle Sam Hat and Patriotic Cookies

I wanted to make an Uncle Sam Hat for the Fourth of July.  This is what I came up with.  I decided to bake some cookies to fill the hat with.


I started out with a cylinder shaped box from Hobby Lobby.

Then, I used white spray paint to coat the box and lid with two coats.  Next, I taped it off and added the red stripes and painted the lid red with spray paint also.  For the bottom blue stripe, this was hand painted with acrylic paint.

Finally, I used the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge to cut stars out of white vinyl for the bottom area.  Once this was finished, I hot glued the box onto the lid so that it could act as the brim of my hat.

Finally, I baked some sugar cookies that I used red, white and blue food coloring to color and filled the hat.  I used tissue paper inside of the box before adding the cookies.
I am entering this into the following challenge:
Celebrate the Occassion: Red, White and Blue (4th of July): http://celebratetheoccasion.blogspot.com/

9 comments:

Adrian said...

Yummy, great job! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

Besthobbyeva said...

This is sooo adorable! I love it! Have a safe and Happy 4th!!

Laurie

DIANA L. said...

OH YUM what a great idea!! Thank you for joining us at CELEBRATE THE OCCASION

http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

girlia said...

Unbelievable job! Thanks for Celebrating the Occasion with us this week

Dilsaver Designs said...

How cute is that, really great project!! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Val said...

I don't know if I love the hat or the colorful cookies more!! Wonderful:)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

EEEK....so perfect for the holiday. Wishing you a Happy July 4th!

Melissa said...

Great job, it's just perfect for the 4th, thanks so much for joining CTO!

Georgiana said...

Wow! Those cookies match the container perfectly.