Set your printer's margins to zero (or as narrow as possible). Print templates for the round base and tabbed rectangle onto red card stock. Print blue eagle clip art onto regular paper. Cut out all pieces.
Bend tabbed rectangle into a cylinder with a 1/3-inch overlap; secure with hot glue. With double-sided tape, affix eagle clip art around cylinder. Fold tabs under; hot-glue to base. Run a thin line of hot glue along inside bottom edge, to reinforce
Place a clear bag inside hat; fill with gumdrops. Tie a bow with waxed twine.
Red card stock
Hot glue and hot-glue gun
Waxed twine or waxed linen thread
Hat Band Clip Art
Hat Base Clip Art
A clip-art candy container -- a nod to Uncle Sam's top hat -- is emblazoned with a calligraphed eagle. Inside, a bag of gumdrops (ours are champagne gumdrops from the Sweet Life makes for a parting treat.