Leprechaun Hanging Hat

Leprechaun Hanging Hat

What You'll Need:

12" x 12" Green Cardstock
12" x 12" Black Cardstock
12" x 12" Yellow Cardstock
3/8" width Craft Ribbons (2 or more colors of your choice)
Foamies® Shamrock Stickers
Aleene's® Quick-Dry Tacky Glue
Glue Dots® (Think 3/8")

Difficulty Level: Beginner
Approximate Time: 20 Minutes

How to Make a Leprechaun Hanging Hat

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Create a Leprechaun Hanging Hat out of festive green cardstock and decorate it with a buckle, shamrocks, and colorful springtime streamers. This Tube will swing in the breeze-and out of the way of those pesky mischievous leprechauns!
  • 1 Cut green cardstock

    Cut one sheet of green cardstock in half.

  • 2 Cutout circle

    Use pattern to draw and cut a 6" circle out of green cardstock.

  • 3 Cutout hat band

    Cut a 2" x 12" hat band out of black cardstock.

  • 4 Cutout buckle

    Cut a 2" x 2" hat band buckle out of yellow cardstock.

  • 5 Trace hat pattern

    Trace top of hat pattern tabs onto a 6" x 12" green cardstock piece. Please use legal-sized paper to trace the hat.

  • 6 Add black band to hat

    Glue the black hat band onto the green 6" x 12" top of the hat. Make sure to leave 1/2" of green at the bottom edge to cut the tabs for gluing the top of the hat to the 6" green cut circle bottom brim of the hat.

  • 7 Cut and fold tabs

    Cutout the tab shapes with scissors at the bottom 1/2" edge. Fold the tabs back right on the line away from the black hat band edge.

  • 8 Create hat shape

    Roll this into a circular tube shape and then glue into place at ends.

  • 9 Add top hat

    Apply thin Glue Dots® to the underside of each bent tab and stick the top of the hat tube onto the center of the green hat brim circle that was cutout in step 2.

  • 10 Cut and attach ribbon

    Cut 8-10, 12" lengths of thin ribbons and use Glue Dots® to stick to the underside of the hat brim.

  • 11 Add hat handle

    Glue a ribbon handle at the top edge of the top hat using Glue Dots®.

  • 12 Add buckle

    Glue the yello buckle over the black band at the front and center of the hat.

  • 13 Add shamrock stickers

    Embellish the hat with shamrock stickers.