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Indoor fun girls – make your own fancy top hats!

Hello everyone! I am Cathy Frailey with today’s fun project for your daughter and her friends. You can make these fun and fancy top hats for a birthday or tea party! They can get really fancy with trims, flowers and jewels – and they’re attached to a headband so they won’t fall off!

Materials used:
7gypsies paper (Architextures & Ordre du Jour)

Picture from Architextures Stash Paque – Enjoy
Architextures Findings – Ornate Garden Stakes
Tulle, Ribbons , Flowers, Jewels, Headband
Scrap paper for stuffing
Scissors, Hot glue gun

Cut a strip of paper 3.25″w x 10.5″l (for the top crown) and a circle 4.25″d (for the brim).

Hot glue the ends of the strip together to make a tube, then trace the opening for the top of the hat onto paper and cut out. Glue the tube onto the brim, stuff the tube with wadded up scrap paper, and then glue the smaller circle onto the top. Cut off any excess paper around the top.
Please note: if your girls aren’t old enough to handle a hot glue gun, you can do the gluing and they can pick their paper (and cut out the hat parts), trims and embellishments!

Once the hat is made, you just embellish! I used black tulle, flowers, a wooden horse, and an Architexture stake for a stick pin. Then you’ll need a lot of hot glue for the headband – and glue it on off-center for a dashing look!
I’d also let it sit for 30 min or so to be sure it’s completely cooled.

I love the scalloped metal-look trim around the top!

You can also make a bunch of these with no headbands and use them as decor!

You can mix and match papers for stunning combinations and looks!


Cathy Frailey
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'Indoor fun girls – make your own fancy top hats!' has 1 comment

  1. May 28, 2018 @ 8:51 am Julia Cotrim

    Lovely hat!


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