G’day everyone.

I’ve been inspired by the following YouTuber (Ilene McInnes – Link below) in making a Top Hat, and thought it would be fun to adapt this to make a Mad Hatters Hat. This is paper mache hat and I also incorporated napkins into this, so the finish will look like old leather when painted. I’ve had a ball making this hat, and will be displayed on a shelf in my craft room.






Ilene McInnes – https://youtu.be/AJBR9ZwzNMc

Supplies used: –

  • Photocopy paper (this is used as a template)
  • KaiserCraft Circle Dies (8.8cm and 5.4cm diameter)
  • KaiserCraft 12” paper (use something that you won’t use normally as this will be covered up with paper mache.
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Rubber Embossing Mat
  • Sizzix BigShot
  • Low tack tape
  • Compass
  • PVA Glue
  • Scissors
  • Fiskars Knife
  • Fiskars two sided craft mat
  • KaiserCraft Die Release Tool
  • Napkin Leftover backings
  • White Gesso
  • Newspaper for paper Mache
  • Paper Mache glue (1 part PVA glue to 1 part water)
  • Heat Gun
  • Wooden Dwale
  • Mont Marte Acrylic Paint Silver Series
  • Paint Brushes
  • Inka Gold Old Silver
  • Gold Ribbon
  • Clear Craft Glue
  • Distress Oxide Ink – Antique Linen and Vintage Photo
  • Blending Tool
  • White Card Stock
  • VersaMark Pen
  • Personalised Stamp Exchange Black Embossing Powder
  • Metal Cog Embellishments
  • Plastic Beads for the Hat Pin
  • Gold Wire
  • Metal charms – Key, Trumpet and Leaf
  • Glossy Accents
  • Old Needles

How to work out the circumference of a circle – Diameter x 3.14 (pye)

Hat Measurement when finished is 16cm wide x 11cm tall

For instructions on how I assembled my hat, please see my YouTube Video

How you can connect with me

Thanks for stopping by, and hope to see you real soon.

Happy crafting. 🙂


Ali xx




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