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Recycled Magazine Mini Top Hat

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I thought it would be pretty cute to make one of these. I saw some in the mall, but I didn't want to pay an arm and a leg for them. So I came home and started cutting up my mags. and came up with this! I don't have to buy one now! + I made one that is more ME! (= a little bee-ish rather than the goth/punk style ones I had seen. Just something different.

Just a little F.Y.I. - For the time on this project, I put five hours because it takes a while for the glue to dry completely. Also it depends on how thick you put the magazines. The thicker it is, the longer it will take.

I may not have been clear one some parts SO if you have any questions feel totally free to ask! I am not the best at explaining things (: hahahaha!

♥ Happy Crafting! ♥
-BirdyLove..

Posted by CahrazzyMe from Willard, New Mexico, United States • Published June 29, 2010 • See CahrazzyMe's 16 projects »
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  • How to make a top hat. Recycled Magazine Mini Top Hat - Step 1
    Step 1

    Okay so first things first.
    Get your magazines and cut them into little strips.
    In a bowl, mix together some warm water and glue. (I used just plain o' Elmer's glue)

    This little hat will be put together like paper-mâché.

  • How to make a top hat. Recycled Magazine Mini Top Hat - Step 2
    Step 2

    With a paint brush, brush some glue on the strips of paper to glue them together. Make two round ones, one bigger (this will be the brim) and one smaller. (this will be the top) And one that is a long rectangle. This will be the middle. (the height of the hat)
    The size of these really depend on how big you want the hat to be.

  • How to make a top hat. Recycled Magazine Mini Top Hat - Step 3
    Step 3

    When it's still wet, take the one to be the height of your hat and wrap it around something round so it will be a nice circle shape when it dries.
    (♪♫ you spin me right round baby, right round.. ♫♪)

    For mine I used a soda can! It was the perfect size.
    You can also take the one that will be the brim and shape it at this point as well if you don't want it to lay flat.

  • How to make a top hat. Recycled Magazine Mini Top Hat - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now just wait, wait, wait, wait, wait... Maybe look at the birds... Ladybugs..
    Very lovely....

    Wait! Forget that! Grab a SNACK!!=D

  • How to make a top hat. Recycled Magazine Mini Top Hat - Step 5
    Step 5

    When all three pieces are done drying, take your scissors and cut off the rough edges.

  • How to make a top hat. Recycled Magazine Mini Top Hat - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now glue all the pieces in place.....

  • How to make a top hat. Recycled Magazine Mini Top Hat - Step 7
    Step 7

    So you have this! Pretty cute huh?

    Okay so the next thing to do is decorate it!!!! I spray painted mine and decorated it with little findings around the house and pieces of magazine.

  • How to make a top hat. Recycled Magazine Mini Top Hat - Step 8
    Step 8

    Once I finished decorating it, I cut a slit on the bottom (it looks awful!:) and glued the hairband in place.
    I just added more magazines on the top of that so it wouldn't look so bad and also for extra support.

  • How to make a top hat. Recycled Magazine Mini Top Hat - Step 9
    Step 9

    And there you go! You're cute little top hat from magazines(:

    <3 RECYCLING! (=

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NomBieCraftz
NomBieCraftz

I made a similar mini top hat with the bottom of a pringle can and a circle of thin carboard for the brim. :) Yours is soo cute!

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courtney c.
courtney c.

I love the fact that you are recycling magazines to make this! This will be a great art project for my daughter who is 8 and I to do together!

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CO + K User

This is going to be very helpful for my hub's Halloween costume! He's going to be Captain Spaulding from House of 1,000 Corpses, and I don't want to buy a mini uncle sam hat!

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Almost Insane
Almost Insane · 5 projects

Great idea!

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Tainted Towey
Tainted Towey · Magnolia, Arkansas, United States · 4 projects

This is adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Autonomous
Autonomous · Phoenix, Arizona, United States · 22 projects

Great idea, thank you! :D

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Sheila Squirrel
Sheila Squirrel · , ,

Bee-uatiful :)

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