Leprechaun Hat Accessory
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by sporting some leprechaun-sized headgear.
Photography: Mike Krautter
Source: Martha Stewart
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Using the cutter, cut a 4-inch and a 2.875-inch circle from green paper.
Using your trimmer, cut a 3.5-by-9.5-inch strip from green paper.
Make 3 to 4 small tabs at the top and bottom of the hat.
Cut a .75-by-9.5-inch strip of brown paper for the hat band and adhere to the green strip of paper, ensuring you don't cover the tabs. Form a tube with the green paper and adhere the ends with double-sided tape.
Fold all the tabs down and tape or glue the top and brim to the open ends of your green tube.
Using the heart punch, punch 3 hearts and cut a small stem from the light green paper. To add dimension, crease hearts down center. Then, arrange hearts and stem on tape to form a shamrock shape. Finally, apply glue to the front of the shamrock and sprinkle on green glitter.
Using scissors, cut a small rectangle from the gold paper. Then, fold the rectatangle in half and cut out a smaller rectangle—you now have a buckle for your hat. Glue the buckle and glittered shamrock to your hat.
Optional: Attach the mini hat to a headband to make a festive St. Patrick’s Day accessory.