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Friday, March 28, 2008

Hats Off to You! Weekend Project! Tutorial

Here is a fun way to decorate up your candies for those Saturday afternoon teas. These would be cute for you Red Hat Society people too!!!

I took the 1-3/8" circle punch, punched out the circle and set it aside.

I took the 1/4" circle punch and punched 5 circles and I made sure I left at least an inch between them. Then I took the 3/4" circle punch, lined up the 1/4" hole so it was close to centered in the 3/4" circle and I punched the 5 of them out. The reason for these is so the circles will accommodate the brad and lay flat.

And finally I took the 3/4" circle punch and punched 16 circles.

I cut a 1/2" strip of card stock 4-1/2" long. I found the center of it and took my piercing tool and mat and made a small hole in it. Then I took the 1-3/8" circle, found center and made a small hole in it. I attached the two pieces with a brad. It doesn't matter what color brad you use, it's not going to show. So if you have some ugly ones you want to get rid of or an abundance of one color, this is the time to weed through them!!!!

Now take your five 3/4" circles with the holes in the middle and glue them together. I used the Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive for this. Try to get then to line up nicely on top of each other. After you have glued those together glue the remaining 16 solid 3/4" circles. These will be the top of the hat.

Glue the top of the hat to the 1-3/8" circle (brim piece). This glue sets up pretty quick. Do not glue the brim to the strip, the brad should hold it in place nicely. Don't forget that the brad must be in place on the brim and strip before you glue on the top part of the had.

When I got done gluing that I cut a 1/8" strip of Very Vanilla card stock. I used a piece of scrap that was about 4" long and I cut off the excess when I was ready to glue it. I took that strip and lightly pinched it between my finger and thumb of my left hand and took the strip in my right hand and rolled it over my finger on my left hand. I am doing this to get the strip to curl a little so it will be easier to glue in place around the brim. If you cut the piece a little too short you can still hid that with the flower. Glue the strip around the brim. Make sure you leave the seam on the side where you are going to be putting your flower. This will hide the seam.

I used Tacky glue to set the flower in place. My Tacky glue is extremely tacky because it's about 100 years old and it's SO thick it won't come out of the bottle anymore. The only way to get some glue is use a toothpick and dig some out. So my flower set up pretty quickly using that stuff. You can use hot glue but be careful, you only need a little and you don't want it to ooze out the center hole of the flower nor do you want to burn your fingers. I took a green felt flower and I cut it so I had just two petals and I used them for leaves and glued them in place behind the flower.

The center of the flower is a brad. I did take a pair of scissors (ones I don't care what happens to) and cut the prongs almost all off. What was left I pushed back towards the center back side of the brad to hide them. I glued the brad in place with Crystal Effects. I did not add any decorations on the hat, I just kept it plain so you can see the details of the assembly.
The candy used for this is the Hershey Nugget but the Nestle's Treasure should work for this to but they are wrapped in different packaging that my not work well with your colors. I think these companies should get together with Stampin' Up! and work out some "commonly used" colors!! LOL

You can use decorative papers but use them on top of card stock, the paper itself is not sturdy enough to work with like this. You can use pretty much any tiny items you can find to decorate the hat. It's all up to your imagination. Decorate yours, email me the picture of it and I'll post it here!

This project was made entirely with Stampin' Up products. To view more cards/items made entirely of Stampin' Up! products click here.

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

There seems to be a bit of confusion about the 5 circles with the hole in them.

You want to punch the small 1/4" hole first. Then you take the 3/4" punch and center the 1/4" hole so when you punch it out it's fairly centered. It won't be perfect but close enough works here!

You will glue the 5 pieces together. Set them on top of the brad on the hat brim that was attached to the band. See how the holes go over the brad? Now when you add the other stack of 16 glued 3/4" circles to the top of that it will all lay flat. Had you tried to glue the stack of hats on top of the brad with no holes punched in it, it won't lay flat. So in punching the 1/4" circle it allows the brad to be hidden and the top part of the hat will remain flat.

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Thanks SO much for stopping by,


Nettie said...

Super Clever, love visiting your blog.


Debbie - StudioBeeCreations said...

Whoooowhooo, Wanda...THANKS so much for this SUPER Cute TUTE!!...have to try this for my Do Me A Favor class!!
creative belssings, Debbie

Terry Molineux said...

OMG this is awsome....I am afraid I am direction challenged....I lost you when you said to punch the hole through the 3/4 circle...

But I love the idea....any way you can get pictures of what you mean with the above step....cannot figure it out...TFS

I so want to make these...I have several craft fairs coming up....does it take very long?

Bella Rose Creations said...

That is SOOO cute!!! I mean really amazing. TFS. I know what I'm doing this weekend! I think I get are stacking the small circles on top each other, but I didn't understand what you were doing with the hole punch to accomodate the brad.

Unknown said...

This is AMAZING I am going to show it to my Sis, she is a Red Hat girl and is going to love it! GREAT JOB!

Dorothy said...

Gee, Wanda - another aewsome one of a kind , never seen before creation!!! You're amazing. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for the tutorial!

Pat S. said...

OK...this wins the prize for cute!
I love it!

Angela K said...

What a great idea!! TFS really cute!!

Bonnie said...

WOW! What a cute idea for our church ladies. Boy, I just love your creative mind.

Anonymous said...

Wow ! Great idea , this is so pretty , I think I may make them to hand out at my God daughters Christening , Thank You and I aways enjoy your Idea's , Kayann

Regina said...

Oh, what a wonderful idea!!!
I have it copy but my English is not good and I can not understand the translater. So I must it testing

lifesabeach32940 said...

Wanda ~

Once again ... SUPER clever and SUPER cute!! Thank you for sharing your talents. I have one question (I'm sorry, but I really want to try to make one!!)

1. I'm assuming that you put the brad through the circles with the hole (and open it up?) THEN glue the remaining circles (without holes) on top?

Wonderful job on the tutorial, Wanda!! You are AWESOME!! :)


Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda,
When I saw these cutie patooties this morning, I just KNEW I HAD to make them. After doing the first one, they go together quickly!!!
I too was a bit challenged by your directions, but once I got my circles punched, I could see how the small 1/4" hole hides the brad. The rest of the circles go on top of that.
We always hold a red hat luncheon in April, and I think the ladies will adore this idea.
Thank you so much for sharing! Your creations are all just marvelous!!!

Anonymous said...

i made won and i luv them not to hrd for me to figure owt or to du i wil b maceing more rele soon have a gud nite and a gud da tomoro


dasimonds said...

Another great Idea...
These are adorable!
Great tutorial...
Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Oh SO cute! Wanda, I am just LOVING your blog! I can't get enough of all your wonderful creations! I made one of these hats last night - it's on my blog now! I did mine a wee bit different to yours, but what a sweet idea! Now, who do I know that is getting married so I can make some..??
Yes, I have subscribed to get all your new creations! Cna't wait!
Thank YOU so much for sharing!
Hugs from Sunshine xo