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Get ready to party!
Top hats seem to be a pretty hot trend, and I was inspired one day to figure out a way to make a miniature top hat out of recycled/unwanted things.

I love these hats because they're great as novelty hats and party favors or decorations.

Posted by Monika Gottindottir from Worthington, Minnesota, United States • Published See Monika Gottindottir's 255 projects »
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  • How to make a top hat. Recycled Mini Top Hat - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start off by cutting off the rim around one side of the ribbon spool.

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

    On the opposite side, cut a hole in the center of the spool, leaving a 1/4 inch inner rim.

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

    Paint over your entire spool with acrylic paint. You may need multiple coats of paint to completely cover any logos, stickers, or text on the top part of the spool.

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

    Using hot glue, attach your ribbon the entire way around the bottom of the hat. If you're using very thin ribbon, skip the hot glue, and tie it in a knot. Very thin ribbon will stay on the hat best if it's wrapped around the bottom of the hat several times before you tie it.

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

    Embellish your hat. Use hot glue to attach buttons to hide any overlapping of thicker ribbon. Also use hot glue to attach feathers and other embellishments.

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

    Glue your comb onto the bottom of your hat on the opposite side of where you have the most embellishments. If you want to widen the brim of your hat using tulle or lace, use hot glue to apply it around the underside of the brim after you've glued on your comb.

    Wait for all of the glue to cool, and then your hat is ready to be worn!

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Panda-Goes-Rawr
Panda-Goes-Rawr · 5 projects
Great idea Happy I need one for my mad hatter costume! I will do something more mad-hatterish though, a few alterations and... YAY!
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Hannah M.
Hannah M. · 1 project
this is great i love it im defently doing it
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candy c.
candy c. · Rabat, Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer, MA · 2 projects
thank you!!
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Kobaiyashi
Kobaiyashi · Yakima, Washington, US
Thank you this is just what I needed!!!
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Kobaiyashi
Kobaiyashi · Yakima, Washington, US
Thank you this is just what I needed!!!
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Alice
Alice · Poland, Ohio, US
cute, plis click on
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Mickie
Mickie · Grand Junction, Colorado, US · 43 projects
that so cute wish i can give you all my left over tulle lol
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Kimberly T.
Kimberly T. · San Bernardino, California, US
Adorable! Fantastic, fantastic idea! I will make a hundred of these now, adorable mini hats. Seems like you could use anything around your house, especially if you want to steampunk it. I think this design will get a lot of use from me. Happy
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BabyCakes
BabyCakes · Austin, Texas, US · 6 projects
i'm going to do this!! Thanks for the idea. I'll post a picture once it's done
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vintage-threads
vintage-threads · 1 project
ahh that was really creative Happy i like it.
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