Did you love watching Frosty the Snowman when you were little? How sad was it when he went into the greenhouse and melted? I couldn’t wait for the part when the Christmas snow brought him back to life. This is a fun little holiday decoration for all you Frosty fans who are waiting for some Christmas snow (even if it is only in your dreams). The hat would make an awesome mad hatter project too!
- PILGRIM HAT BOX by GIRL BOY DESIGNS
- CANISTER BOX TEMPLATE AND CUTTING FILES by KELLEIGH RATZLAFF
- PAPER FLOWER PIECES (FREE TEMPLATE ) by KELLEIGH RATZLAFF
- DOUBLE SIDED TAPE/ADHESIVE
- SPONGE, BLACK INK
- BUTTON OR BUTTON PUNCH
- BLACK, DARK YELLOW, GREY, PINK CARD STOCK
Begin by cutting out the pilgrim hat pieces as shown. Make sure to use a good, heavy weight card stock as it makes for a more solid project and I found it goes together more easily as well.
For the base, sponge a little dark ink around the edges of the circle and curl up the sides a little.
Take the smaller circle shape and score around the edges. I found an easy way to get an even edge is to use a circular object (I used a circle die) and run a stylus around the edge.
Assemble the hat as instructed BUT we are going to invert the top portion of the hat so that the smaller part is going to be attached to the base. The original pilgrim hat has the smaller part at the top but we want more of a top hat shape.
The hat band will be a bit big but just wrap it around or trim some off. The important thing to remember is to put the shorter edge along the bottom of the hat so that it curves all the way around nicely without any bumps.
The overlapping part can be placed in the front as this part will be covered by the flower.
Use the Paper Flower Template for the pink flower and a punched or hand cut circle and adhere to the band. I used a large pop dot which worked well because of the curves involved.
Now for the pipe using the CANISTER BOX TEMPLATE. This is a little tricky because of the tiny size but it is worth the effort for the cuteness factor. I decreased the size in Photoshop so that the size of the canister’s height WITHOUT the top was about 3/4 inch. The top portion was trimmed off. The parts marked A have to be the same size so they go together correctly. When I made the size of the side 3/4 inch the edges turned out to be about a 1/2 inch.
Cut the two pieces out from the dark yellow card stock and fold on fold lines. They are too small to score so I just did it by hand.
Cut a 3/8 inch X 2 inch rectangle and make a few slits in one end as shown.
Put a piece of double sided tape along the length and roll to form a cylinder.
Punch a hole in the end section of the rectangle. You probably want to get yours centered a little better than mine though!
Thread the fringed ends of the rolled piece in through the hole and flatten them out.
Punch or cut a small circle and add adhesive to one side. Place this on top of the fringe to hold it in place.
Attach the edges of the rectangle together and adhere to the base piece. I used a fast drying glue for this part. I sponged a little brown ink around the edges of the pipe for some dimension. One corn cob pipe done.
I have a button punch that I used for the nose but a real button would work nicely as well.
All we need is that Christmas snow and……Happy Birthday!
Hope you all have a wonderful holiday and thanks so much for visiting today!
Other Articles by jknath:
- Christmas Pillow Box - December 16th, 2013
- PUMPKIN BOX - November 20th, 2013
- Halloween Matchbox Pop-up - October 17th, 2013
- Mustache Gift Bag - September 4th, 2013
- BANNER SHADOW BOX - August 21st, 2013