Decoupage head

I had this styrofoam head that I use to model knit hats at craft fairs and it was getting kind of banged up so I wanted to get a new one. I went on Etsy to see if anyone was selling them and I found all these listings for heads that had been decoupaged with old book pages. I thought it looked cool, and I could totally do that instead of buying a new one. So I got some Mod Podge and tried it out.

I’m calling her Simone because the only book I had with yellowed pages was a copy of The Second Sex. (Don’t worry, I only tore out the introduction). So now I have a head covered with feminist literature.

Here is a nice tutorial on how to decoupage a head. It’s pretty simple — just spread on the Mod Podge with a foam brush, place torn pieces of paper on top, and smear more Mod Podge over that until they lay flat. I love the finished look, and I think it will fit in nicely with my vintage looking baskets.

Speaking of crafts, can you believe how much friendship bracelets are making a comeback? I only ever knew how to make the simple ones with diagonal stripes, but I’m kind of tempted to try some others. I even saw them for sale at Target!