Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Design Team Blog Challenge - Mini Top Hat Tutorial

Do you ever see a collection of papers and embellishments and think, "I know exactly what I want to make with that!" One of our first assignments on the design team was to create something with this kit. What a challenge! There was muslin, paper, chipboard stickers, paint, and even a zipper! With this collection (and seeing the gorgeous new feathers at my local Craft Warehouse) I knew what I wanted to create! In fact, it was such a detailed project, I knew I wanted to share with Craft Warehouse readers how to make it! Below, you will find the pattern to make this project and also a detailed video tutorial. 

As a photographer, I am always looking for fun and cute ideas that will help style my photo shoots. Plus, as the only female in my family I am always looking for excuses to make sweet things in pink. ;) I decided to make a mini top hat hair accessory, something similar to Alice and the Mad Hatter in Alice in Wonderland. This darling hat clips on to a stretchy head band. How great would this be for your little princess, tea party, or birthday?

Here's a photo of the original kit that I got to work with...

All of the papers were double sided.

Here a some photos of the finished project...

The sweet girl above is my niece. It was her birthday last weekend so made one with a "K" on it in the front. I also created a flower with muslin in the back. She posed for me so I could get some photos of her in the little hats. Then, she took hers home.

I created two others with the kit and two more to show you. 


This is the one I created for the video tutorial (see videos below)...

Have fun watching these detailed video tutorials so you can create your own!

Click here to get the pattern for this project.

If you decide on creating a mini top hat I would love to see it! Comment and leave a link to an online photo of it to share with others!


Jen Evans
Craft Warehouse Design Team Leader


  1. I totally love your videos and I didn't laugh. You did a great job!

  2. Awesome videos and project. You're such a clever girl! :)

  3. What a fabulous project Jen...I would never thought of doing anything like this. You amaze me with your creativity!

  4. These are simply adorable! How did you ever come up with such a cute idea?!?

  5. @ Steffanie, yeah, this came to me and I had a few nights of no sleep trying to figure out how to make it. ;)


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