redesigned: Fiesta Sombreros

Fiesta Sombreros: great for Cinco de Mayo | Redesigned by M

Fiesta Sombreros: great for Cinco de Mayo | Redesigned by M

In honor of Cinco de Mayo that’s quickly approaching, I wanted to share with you the Mexican Fiesta that I put together for Mr. M’s birthday last year.  This is a three part post which will cover a redesigned project (that’s today!), a repurposed project, and a reorganized post in the form of event planning.  I hope you’ll stay tuned this week for all the wonderful ideas you can use for your own Cinco de Mayo fiesta.

Fiesta Sombreros: great for Cinco de Mayo | Redesigned by M

Fiesta Sombreros: great for Cinco de Mayo | Redesigned by M

I wanted to make sure that my husband’s birthday was very special.  After we established the theme, I created a Mr. M based trivia game for our entertainment, a photo booth for goofy and drunk photos, and costumes to really define the ambiance.  Firstly, I made a couple of “sombreros,” which I found at Value Village.  I couldn’t find the traditional sombrero, so I brought home a couple of straw hats.  These were the perfect blank canvas with which I could redesign.

Fiesta Sombreros: great for Cinco de Mayo | Redesigned by M

Fiesta Sombreros: great for Cinco de Mayo | Redesigned by M

Fiesta Sombreros: great for Cinco de Mayo | Redesigned by M

Fiesta Sombreros: great for Cinco de Mayo | Redesigned by M

I rummaged my craft room for ribbons and bits that had a fiesta feel.  As I didn’t have enough to make the hats come to life, I made a trip to Fabricana to pick up a few yards of trim.  With a hot glue gun, I attached all the trim and turned out these made over sombreros.

Fiesta Sombreros: great for Cinco de Mayo | Redesigned by M

Fiesta Sombreros: great for Cinco de Mayo | Redesigned by M

Total time: Each hat took about 5-10 minutes.

Total cost: The hats cost $0.99 a piece from Value Village.  Most of the trim I had in my possession already, with the exception of the red pom-pom fringe.  I purchased 1.75 yards of that from Fabricana for 1.99/yd.  The total for both these hats was $5.

Other Cinco de Mayo projects related to this post:
Fiesta Ponchos
Planning A Mexican Fiesta

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2 Comments

  1. These are so cute and fun! Makes us want to have a fiesta!

  2. That’s the point! Haha! ~M.

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