How to Make a Glitter Palette Hat

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Art lovers, assemble! Milliner Stephen Jones has come up with the most amazing art-inspired hat for Wear a Hat Day in aid of Brain Tumour Research, utilising some classic art materials to create this quirky glitter palette hat!

With thanks to Stephen Jones.

You Will Need Craft Essentials How to Make

1. Cut the elastic. A good length for an average head size is 56cm long.

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2. Overlap the ends of the elastic 2cm and sew them together to make a loop that fits comfortably around your head. Use hot glue if you don’t want to sew.

How to Make a Glitter Palette Hat #glitter #palette #hat #wear #day

3. Drill four small holes in the palette or use hot glue to attach the elastic to the palette if you don’t have a drill.

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4. Check the position for the holes.

5. Tack or hot glue the elastic loop to the palette.

How to Make a Glitter Palette Hat #glitter #palette #hat #wear #day

6. Then position for the elastic.

How to Make a Glitter Palette Hat #glitter #palette #hat #wear #day

7. Cut three strips of decorative paper 6cm wide.

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8. Pleat each end of two of the strips and glue the pleats with a blob of hot glue.

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9. Glue the ends of each of the two strips to make bow loops.

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10. Cut the third strip in half.

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11. Make pleats in one end of the two shorter strips.

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12. Cut the corners off the unpleated ends.

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13. Glue the bow loops together and glue the tails together into a V shape. Cut a 2.5cm strip for the centre of the bow.

How to Make a Glitter Palette Hat #glitter #palette #hat #wear #day

14. Glue the bow tails to the back of the centre of the bow. Glue the centre strip around the bow leaving a tab.

How to Make a Glitter Palette Hat #glitter #palette #hat #wear #day

How to Make a Glitter Palette Hat #glitter #palette #hat #wear #day

15. Thread the bow centre tabs through the hole in the palette and glue them to the back of the palette.

How to Make a Glitter Palette Hat #glitter #palette #hat #wear #day

How to Make a Glitter Palette Hat #glitter #palette #hat #wear #day

16. Put small puddles of bostik glue into the palette bowls.

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17. Sprinkle glitter over the glue. When the glue is dry carefully shake off the excess glitter.

How to Make a Glitter Palette Hat #glitter #palette #hat #wear #day

How to Make a Glitter Palette Hat #glitter #palette #hat #wear #day

Stephen Jones milliner

Stephen Jones at the Hobbycraft Spring Press Show 2017

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