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Make a lovely top hat to wear on the side of your pretty little heads! <3
Make a lovely vintage-y hat for a dressy occasion. Easy, cheap and fashion forward. <3 I made three for my Bridesmaids. ^_^

Posted by Shayna from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published
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  • How to make a top hat. *Adorable Mini Top Hats* - Step 1
    Step 1

    Buy sturdy felt doll hats at your local Micheal's, Jo-Anne Fabrics or a similar store. They're usually around $2 to $3 dollars each.

  • How to make a top hat. *Adorable Mini Top Hats* - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cover each hat in Gesso so that your paint wont be soaked up into the porous material of the hat.

  • How to make a top hat. *Adorable Mini Top Hats* - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using acrylic gloss paint, cover the hats with your choice of color. If the hats you bought were black, this is sure to take a few coats.

  • How to make a top hat. *Adorable Mini Top Hats* - Step 4
    Step 4

    Deconstruct some fake flowers, making sure to have lots of different shapes and sizes. Snip off all the flowers you like and get ready for arranging them on the hat. <3

  • How to make a top hat. *Adorable Mini Top Hats* - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using a medium width ribbon, wrap around the hat and glue in place. Then arrange all flowers and whatever other objects you like in a cascading pattern down the side and front of the hat. Hot glue each in place. In this pink example, I also added veiling in the back for a more dressy feel.

  • How to make a top hat. *Adorable Mini Top Hats* - Step 6
    Step 6

    Hats look great with or without the veil. This yellow example is veil-less. ^_^

    After the hat is complete, hot glue to a headband/ or glue on clips to both sides of the hat opening underneath. <3

    Ready to wear with a lovely vintage dress. <3

  • How to make a top hat. *Adorable Mini Top Hats* - Step 8
    Step 7

    Because I made these for my Bridesmaids, I also made boutonnieres for the Groomsmen out of smaller doll hats. I glued a pin underneath to attach to the suits.

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Carol
Carol · Stoke-on-Trent, England, GB · 1 project
You know, using the right edible materials these would be fun for parties! Seriously though, they are absolutely fantastic! You guys have given me much to think about on this site. Thanks for sharing.
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Danielle C.
Danielle C. · Burleson, Texas, US · 7 projects
Wow, maybe I'm just really slow, but I honestly never thought about using a doll hat...super fail on my part.
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Rebecca T.
Rebecca T. · Encinitas, California, US
These are absolutely adorable. Thank you for sharing! I went to my Michaels to find a hat and they were all out Happy I hope that Joanns has them, or maybe I can find them online. Thanks agian!!!
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cupcake gangster
cupcake gangster · 64 projects
gorgeous!
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Shayna
Shayna · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 1 project
Thank you so much! <3
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Lolly.Bot
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
Wow, they are sooo beautiful!!
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