Sunday, August 15, 2010
Birthday hat tutorial.
punches, or stencils?
thin elastic ( I bought a spool for about $2)
pom-pom maker (you can buy them or make them from cardboard, I have links below)
small scrap of felt.
*optional: felt, ribbon, etc for rim of hat
2. punch out your shapes. I had LOTS to punched out pieces since I was making 15 hats.
4. Measure the elastic around your head, or the head of the child, then cut. I attached it with a dab of hot glue, and quickly covered it with a tiny piece of felt to secure it.
5. following the instructions on the pom-pom maker, make some pom-poms!!! I loved this part. These are the exact ones I have. There are photo instructions on the back. BUT here is a way to make one without having to buy anything!
**side note: I used to make scarves out of these hand-made pom-poms, I need to scan in a photo for you all to see. It was in college. Also, with the extra pom-poms I made a hairclip, which I am currently in love with. A little much for most people I am sure, but I am in love with the rich aqua hue of the alpaca yarn on the pom-poms.