Steampunk Mini Top Hats

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We are so excited to share this project with you today!!!  We found a great, inexpensive pattern for making the most adorable mini top hats – in two different heights!  They are easy and fun to make using craft foam, but even better yet…ButterBeeScraps’ metal filigree embellishments look awesome on them!

This first top hat is the short version.  After assembling the hat per the pattern, I painted it black and used a small amount of Silver Rub ‘n Buff to highlight the epoxy rivets and distress it up a bit.  I then wrapped some grey lace and red leather cord around the base of the hat.

The focal point on the front was created by layering Bronze Metal Filigree Embellishment (#553-B), Silver Metal Filigree Embellishment (#809-P) and a glass cabochon from the Small GLASS Clock Cabochons set in our shop.  Finally, I dangled a Miniature Silver Gear and a small key from the Clocksmith Tibetan Charms Collection from the filigrees.

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The second hat I made is the tall version.  I decided to paint this hat dark brown and used Gold Rub ‘n Buff to bring out the texture.  I wrapped some green and gold ribbon topped with twine around the base of the hat and added a Bronze Metal Filigree Embellishment (#020-B) at the front on top of the twine.

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On the four “corners” of the hat, I bent and layered two different metal filigree embellishments (Items #677-B and #570-B) then draped two different styles of bronze chain (Items #CH521-B and #CH779-B) around half of the top hat.

This time, I created the main focal point by adhering a large peacock feather and cluster of flowers on the side of the hat.  Bronze Metal Filigree Embellishment (#427-B) is used as the base of the cluster with coffee dyed paper flowers and a Bronze Tibeten Style Connector (#J092-B) with an SS16 Clear Pointy Back Crystal Rhinestone layered on top.  Green mulberry paper flowers and coffee dyed leaves finish it off.

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For a closer look at these adorable little steampunk mini top hats, please come on over and visit our YouTube channel 🙂

Items used on these top hats include:

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