Tuesday, September 25, 2012

DIY - Birthday Hat

DIY time!

One of my favorite crafts to make is this birthday hat.  Although I have been told by many I should start selling them, I have yet to do so. I usually only make these for friends and family.

They are a little time consuming but easy to make once you have everything set up.

In this session I will show you how to make an "Elmo" hat.

What you will need:

- Store bought birthday hat
- Stiff felt (Red, Black, Orange and one more color of your choice)
- Wiggle eyes
- Pom poms
- Ribbon
- Hot glue gun

Open the store bought birthday hat and use it as a stencil to cut out your felt hat. 

Sample felt:
Use the hot glue gun to seal the felt hat shut.

Make an Elmo face.  You can search online for Elmo so you can have a guide to make your face.  You will need a set of wiggle eyes.  Use red felt to cut an uneven oval. Cut around the oval to make it look like fur. Cut a small orange felt circle to be used as his nose.  Cut a smile out of black felt. Once you have all the pieces set aside, glue the eyes to the red felt, then the nose, then the mouth. Glue the entire Elmo face to the hat, using a hot glue gun at all times.

Glue a large pom-pom on the top of the hat and small pom-poms on the bottom edge of the hat until the entire brim is covered.

Cut 2 pieces of ribbon in the same length and glue one to each side of your hat, on the inside.  These will be used to tie the hat to the child's head.


And you are done!

I hope you enjoyed this little lesson! Now go make one!

Happy crafting :)

1 comment:

  1. SO cool and easy to make! I'm sure everyone who read this will be making their own Elmo bday hats. Thanks for the tips:)