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How to Make a Leprechaun Hat

How to Make a Leprechaun Hat

You know that it’s St. Patrick’s Day when you see everyone walking around in those tall, green hats! Yes, traditional leprechaun hats mark the celebrations of Paddy’s Day – but they’re not something that you have to wear. If you want to jazz up your home for festivities, it’s never been easier to create your own decorative leprechaun hats out of paper to adorn your home in Irish style.

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METHOD: DIY St. Paddy’s Day Leprechaun Hat

  1. Start off by making the gold buckle that you’ll stick to the front of the hat. Cut out a 3” x 2” rectangle from cream card. Cut out the middle so that you have an outline of a rectangle, but not a solid shape. Glue the entire front of the square and sprinkle gold glitter over. Shake off the excess and check that there aren’t any blank spots.
  2. While the buckle dries, start on the top part of the hat. Cut down through the middle of a green piece of A3 paper. You should now have two long rectangles.
  3. Take one strip and draw a belt line across the bottom of the strip using black marker; you can have a solid black belt or get creative with zigzags. The choice is yours!
  4. Once you’re happy with the design, roll the strip to form a long cylinder. Glue the ends together and then press down until secure.
  5. Now it’s time to form the round base for the top of your hat. Draw around a cereal bowl (or similar) on another sheet of green paper and cut out the circle. When your glitter has dried on the buckle, glue it onto the tall part of the hat and fix the circular base to the top of the hat. The best way to do this is to use clear tape and fix it from the inside.
  6. Your leprechaun hat is now complete! Hide chocolate coins and other goodies in the middle of the hat, then place in the middle of the table ready for your lucky party guests!
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