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Make your own for under $20!!
This is a really easy, cheap, fun project. I got everything I needed at my local fabric/craft supply store & a specialty button shop.

Posted by Becca K. from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • Published See Becca K.'s 9 projects »

  • How to make a top hat. Steampunk Top Hat - Step 1
    Step 1

    I wasn't sure exactly how I wanted this to look so I pinned everything to the hat first to get an idea. Then I took a photo to remember the arrangement. Deciding how you want it is the most time consuming step.

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

    I used a hot glue gun to first glue down the lace trim around the crease in the hat, making sure to also glue down all the little bits so it didn't flop around.

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

    I then glued the flowers and feathers on, followed by the buttons. And... voila, fini!!


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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Now I remember why I was saving up all those uniquely strange buttons! I remembered seeing this on here before and now that i have seen it i wished I had a hat because I have all the buttons... Now to find a perfect hat and some gears! Lucky you that you found such a connection on getting them! I cannot even begin to think where I might find such things around here where I live!

Great job on the hat by the way!
Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Wow, that is really amazing! Great job! Happy
MizzzZim · 30 projects
This is truly beautiful Happy
Gertie · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 52 projects
very nice
Hot Coco
Hot Coco · Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CA · 8 projects
I'm so making one for my junior prom this year!
Becca K.
Becca K. · Vancouver, British Columbia, CA · 9 projects
What's steampunk.. good questions. I have to say until you asked I would have a hard time defining it - its a style as far as I can tell. But, thanks to wikipedia, you can read up on it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk
Lyra Rose
Lyra Rose · San Diego, California, US · 8 projects
this is beautiful. it looks like a runway hat...so maybe not something i'd wear in public but its still just lovely. mind my asking...whats steampunk?
Lolly.Bot · Enfield, England, GB
Cutie!!! xx
Crystal H.
Crystal H. · Fountain, Colorado, US · 23 projects
wicked awesome!!! i can't wait to make one for myself!
Ponder · San Diego, California, US · 6 projects
i absolutely luv it!!! i just went to this convention called comicon and there were so many steampunk people, luv the style, luv the hat, u rock =D
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