If your looking for super cute affordable decor then take a look at this top hat from Dollar General! Dollar General has outdone it self with the new addition of pOpshelf! If your not familiar with pOpshelf, only a select stores have them but let me tell you the home decor and craft items in there are super adorable!
This sweet paper ma-che top hat was one of those items that when I seen it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.
Follow along and I will guide you through all the steps to create your very own Frosty top hat!
First step is to paint your hat. I am very traditional so I went with black. The paint will dry super fast so this part is a breeze. I did remove the leaves and berries from the hat before I began painting. Did I mention that this hat was only $5.00!!!
Here are the paint choices that I went with. My choice for paints can be found at Walmart. I have placed an affiliate link for you if you love to shop online. (I do get a small percentage if you purchase at no cost to you.) https://goto.walmart.com/c/3643460/565706/9383?veh=aff&sourceid=imp_000011112222333344&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com
Notice the burnt umber and burnt sienna? We are going to do something extra with those.
Next step is to brush on some Mod Podge to a few areas on the hat. I love this cute set of Mod Podge from Amazon! It comes with one of each of the Mod Podge products. The one I have pictured above is the big one because I use it all the time. If you want to check out the cute set then here is the link! lhttps://amzn.to/3E3MmX3
We will be adding some fine snow to the Mod Podge areas. 🙂
Before the Mod Podge dries, add the fine snow directly on top of it.
A quick tip: if you like your snow to be thicker in some areas then after applying the first coat of snow, let dry and add more Mod Podge and more snow.
This snow can be purchased at most craft stores and Wal-mart.
Once everything is completely dry then add some buffalo check ribbon around the bottom of the hat. Hot glue in place.
Next add some floral picks to the brim. These picks can be found everywhere so choose your favorite. I used two picks that I pulled apart.
Hot glue these in place.
Ok remember I said that we would do something extra with the berries on the front? My picks already had berries in them so I thought they would be cute as some rustic bells.
I began by removing them and painting them with the metallic silver and once dried brush the traditional burnt sienna in a few areas. I did not use the leaves on my hat because I felt like they kinda looked like fall leaves.
However, they can be painted and used as well.
How cute did this Frosty hat come out? Can you even believe that it was $5.00?
The holidays do not have to be stressful or pricey. With a little imagination and a few craft supplies you too can make this sweet hat and holiday decor for your home!
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Blessing to you and yours,
“Restoration of Heart & Home”