Monday, November 30, 2015

Christmas Tree Hat DIY

Hello everybody! I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and weekend. I did not break my personal rule of no Christmas movies/music before thanksgiving but I did get a jump on crafting...because it takes time! So today I am excited to share a simple DIY to get you in the holiday spirit. 

Christmas Tree Hat DIY:

I saw a hat similar to this in a store and thought a DIY version would be fun and easy and it was! 

What you need:
-Green hat for your Christmas tree base. You could use a premade hat or make your own! (I crocheted mine with bright green sparkly yarn using this great free pattern )

-Yellow yarn for Pom Pom topper

-Mini Pom poms. I used a bag of glittery ones I found at a craft store to match my sparkly yarn hat, but you can choose any size/ shape you want. (Or make your own!) 

-Needle and thread
-yarn needle
-Two toilet paper rolls (for Pom Pom) 

1. First I made my tree topper. I used yellow yarn and this technique for making a giant Pom Pom. 


Using a yarn needle and extra yellow yarn, attach your Pom Pom to the top of your hat. 


Next I layed out my small Pom poms. I put them in order so I could make sure I used all of the colors. My pack had 18 and I ended up with 2 leftover. 

I used a needle and green thread and sewed each Pom Pom onto the hat doing my best to stagger them and make it look natural. I started just above the brim and worked in rows around . 

TaDa! Your very own Christmas tree hat! I made this one for myself but they would make such cute kids hats, gifts, etc! 

I hope this little tutorial gives you some ideas for your own Christmas crafting. If you make a hat I would love to see it! After I finished this one I found a pack of smaller Pom poms so I might have to make another hat! 

Check back for more Christmas fun. I've got some new Christmas necklaces for the etsy shop coming soon. 

Happy crafting everyone! 

Monday, November 16, 2015

News and updates.

Well kids the Etsy shop is back and up and running! I admit I have lost my way more than a few times. Stumbled over distractions, got mired in the swamp of 'what ifs'. But I'm trying to find my way back. Get some balance going, do what I love. So the shop is back and I hope to add some fun holiday items in this next week so stay tuned! 

I've also finally set a date for my wedding! For fun and perhaps to organize, keep deadlines, and keep sane I'm hoping to share my DIY wedding adventures here. I can't wait to get started! The holidays are going to get in the way a little bit I think but full steam ahead for October 1st, 2016.