Steamworks Pizza Box Top Hat tutorial -
Trim Pizza Box cardboard into a 2x6-1/2" strip with the grain direction running vertically. Cut and remove a small triangular piece from one layer of the inside of the strip.
Roll the strip into a cylinder, add glue single layer triangular tab and adhere together with Club Scrap Bookbinding glue dispensed from a Needle-tipped Applicator. Add glue to the back of a 2-1/8x6-1/2" strip of Brick print from the Steamworks collection.
Brush the thin layer of glue on the paper with a foam brush. Wrap the paper around the cylinder and hold in place until dry.
Brim - Trim 3" circles - two Brick print and one cardboard with Sizzix Steel Rule Circle dies.
Top - Cut 2" circles - one Brick print and one cardboard.
Brush glue onto the 3" cardboard circle and laminate the top with the print side of one 3" Brick print circle.
Trim two 1/16" wide Brick print strips and adhere to the perimeter of both the top and brim of the hat with Bookbinding Glue dispensed from the Needle-tipped Applicator tool.
Add a thick bead of glue to the top of the cylinder and lay the laminated top into the glue. Place a heavy object on the cylinder and set the piece aside to dry.
Wrap a piece of gold ribbon around the perimeter of the base of the cylinder to determine the size needed. Add double-sided adhesive along the back of the ribbon and attach to the cylinder. Add a thick bead of glue to the bottom of the cylinder, center it and adhere to the print side of the brim. Set the hat aside to dry completely before moving on to the embellishments.
Steamworks Top Hat Embellishments -Cut a variety of flower and leaf shapes in Steamworks papers with a tiny daisy punch and Sizzix Tiny Tattered Florals Thinlits.
Select a variety of metal Tim Holtz Idea-ology, gears, and vintage key embellishments for the hat.
Shape the flowers and leaves with a ball stylus and foam pad. Adhere the clusters together with hot glue. Arrange the placement on the workspace before hot gluing into place.
Let's take another look at the completed top hat!
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