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3D Leprechaun Hat

This 3D Leprechaun Hat is such a fun little decoration for St. Patrick’s Day!  You might be surprised that I used this Gobble Gratitude file by Lettering Delights to create my hat because it’s a Thanksgiving related file.  You know what?  I think that’s super awesome!  If you have this file you can use it for many hat occasions just by changing the color.  That equals MONEY SAVING which, of course, means you’ll have money for more crafty things.  LOL!

These are all the pieces to the hat, plus some clover.

First, cut out your 3d hat using your favorite die cut machine.  I’m using the Silhouette Cameo.

The hat can be a little confusing.  This part goes on the inside.  Fold on the perforations, fold the tabs out and add adhesive so the outer part of the hat can adhere to it.  I’m using Glue Dots.

Now you’re just going to place the outer part of the hat over the one created in the last photo.  Then slide the round piece (the brim) over the hat.

Hey, we’ve got a hat!  You could fill the hat with candy or something awesome here.  If you do that, make it easier to get the flat circle piece off so your hat isn’t totally destroyed when the goodies are retrieved.  Consider a repositionable glue.  Cover the bottom of the hat with that final solid circle piece.

It’s time for us to (hat) band together.  I’ll play the guitar…but not well.  Glue on the band of the hat.  I went Glue Dot crazy!

How clover!

I decided to add some clover to my hat using this pretty clover file from Lettering Delights.  Then I stuck it to my hat using an Action Wobble.  I accidentally deleted all the photos of the wobble moving on the hat which led to me say some very CLOVERful words for a few minutes.  Grrr. Oh well.  It happens.  Anyway…have you seen Action Wobbles?  They’re little springs that you can stick your die cut to so they can wobble back and forth.  So cute!

Time for a Giveaway

action wobbles wt2

Woo hoo…a chance to win!

Hey, let me know what your favorite thing is about SPRING and one winner will receive 10 Action Wobbles from me. 🙂  I’ll post the winner here on March 13, 2013.

And the winner is:

Evelyn Holmberg says:
MARCH 8, 2013 AT 6:51 AM
Thanks for showing us how to use that file. I love the shamrock detail on your hat. Also, thanks for the chance to win some action wobbles!
My favorite thing about Spring is how nice it smells. I love to go outside and smell all the new flowers and people’s freshly-mown lawns! Lucky I’m not allergic.  Evelyn

Wishing you a happy & crafty day!

I wrote this post while participating on the Glue Dots Design Team.

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33 Comments

  1. My fave thing about spring is finally getting to go outside and sit on my front porch swing and read a book…..a craft book of course!!!

  2. Great project. My favorite thing about Spring is that everything is turning green again

  3. What a cute project, Joy! Oh, how I wait for spring, as I woke up to about 8 inches of snow this morning! Just the sunshine, the warmer weather, the windows open, the tulips! So many things to love about SPRING!
    Thanks Joy!

  4. Super cute! I am dreaming of spring for sure as we got 11 inches of snow yesterday :'( So I think my favorite part this year will be skipping the boots and coats and we head out the door!

  5. Cute hat! My favorite thing about spring is watching everything start to grow again. Looking forward to getting out in the garden when it warms up!

  6. Love the hat and that clover is so pretty! My favorite thing about spring is the blossoming trees! First the pears, then the cherry blossoms followed by the dogwoods! So pretty!

  7. Great little party or candy hat. St Patrick’s Day is my wedding anniversary so it always plays a special part in my day.

    I love the first sign of spring when all the daffodils appear.

    Kim xXx

  8. Love your St Patrick’s hat!! I grew up in a small town back east and St Patrick’s was one of the biggest holidays and one of my favorites!! Great giveaway!!!

  9. OMG can’t wait for spring…so many reasons-tired of winter clothing and coats, need to get out and loose some pounds and we tend to travel and little more and aren’t stuck in our lounge chairs watching the boob tube…..

  10. Very Cute hat. My favorite thing about Spring is the disappearance of the “white stuff”, the smell of the springtime air, sunny skies, refreshing rains and a new beginning.

  11. Wonderful hat! I especially love the beautiful clover. My favorite part of Spring is when the grass starts to green and the plants just start to poke out of the ground!

  12. My favorite thing about spring? Oh, it’s hard to choose just one. I love seeing the flowers bud and bloom!

  13. What a cute hat! I really hope I am able to get a different machine before too long. I want to use some of these files sooooo bad.

    VinDeeLoo
    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com
    vindeeloosthisnthat.blogspot.com

  14. I am trying to post, but I keep getting an error. 🙁

    What a cute hat! I really hope I am able to get a different machine before too long. I want to use some of these files sooooo bad.

    VinDeeLoo
    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com
    vindeeloosthisnthat.blogspot.com

  15. My favorite thing about spring is the blooming of spring flowers, especially tulips and daffodils.

  16. Thanks for showing us how to use that file. I love the shamrock detail on your hat. Also, thanks for the chance to win some action wobbles!
    My favorite thing about Spring is how nice it smells. I love to go outside and smell all the new flowers and people’s freshly-mown lawns! Lucky I’m not allergic . . .
    Evelyn

  17. I love the hat! I’m so excited about Spring – I live in Florida, so most of the year is hot and muggy. I love the spring breezes, carrying the scent of grass and orange blossom in the air!

  18. My favorite thing about spring is the promise of flowers, warmer weather and birds chirping. Well, maybe that’s 3 things. LOL
    Thanks for the chance to win, great giveaway!

  19. My favorite thing about Spring is being able to open the windows and doors, and breathe in the fresh air while I craft or read! (When I can escape from my children and grandchildren, of course! lol)

    maria_m_nestor(at)yahoo(dot)com

  20. Love your little hat!! And, I like the way you show us how to use stuff for other purposes, like the Thanksgiving hat for a St. Pat’s decoration!

    My favorite thing about Spring is seeing all the pretty blooms on the trees and bushes! I especially love the wild plum bushes and the bradford pear trees.

    Thanks for a chance to win some action wobbles–I’ve been thinking about trying them for a while now!

  21. Such a cute leprechaun hat! My favorite things (there can never be just one favorite) about spring are the warmer weather — yeah! winter is coming to an end and it’s about time! — and the beautiful and colorful spring bulbs blooming, and the longer days, and the trees budding and blooming, etc., etc., etc. Thanks so much for the chance to win the action wobbles!

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