A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you have a crafty tattoo?  We'd love to feature it in our Crafty Tattoos blog series!  Share it with us here!
Total Members: 302,379
Currently Running With Scissors:
645 Guests and 24 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Top Hat??  (Read 971 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
Offline Offline

Posts: 87
Joined: 09-Dec-2003
I'm a penguin in disguise!

View Profile WWW
« on: March 30, 2004 03:48:33 PM »

Does anyone know of a good DIY tutorial for making a top hat that looks pretty real?  I have seen the ones for using a paper plate.  But I want one more realistic.  I have made one in the past, but I could not get the shape right.  Thanks for any help!!  
Offline Offline

Posts: 106
Joined: 19-Feb-2004

I love llamas!

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2004 06:33:52 PM »

What if you just starched black felt and made it the same way as the paper plate kind (which are awesome!)?

Of course, it *would* fall apart if it got wet at all, but you could give it a try...

Yay! I'm engaged! 8/4/08
Offline Offline

Posts: 87
Joined: 09-Dec-2003
I'm a penguin in disguise!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2004 08:40:11 AM »

I think that might help.  I have never starched anything before.  Is it toxic?  Will this alternative method work?
Spray Starch

Dissolve 2 Tbsp. cornstarch in 1 pint cold water in a spray bottle. Shake before each use. For delicate fabrics, dissolve 1 package unflavored gelatin to 2 cups of hot water. Dip a corner of the fabric into the solution to test; if fabric becomes sticky when dry, add more water.

The one I made before was out of cardboard and fabric I had laying around.  I am hoping I can use some fabric I already have.  Thanks for the tip.  
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2004 05:03:27 PM »

you could get a good wool felt and then use some kind of hat making chemical (look up millinery supplies) and that will soften it. then you can work it over some kind of mold you've made (wood, plasitic, anything that you could cover in plastic). once the chemical sets then it will harden and you're all pretty! i hope that all made sense and i could help

somewhere my vocational guidance counselor is laughing hysterically
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Best Beauty Clinics in Hong Kong
How to Get a Smokey Taylor Swift Cat Eye
Beauty Trends by Jay Manuel and Kiss for Fall 2015
A Man Finally Cuts His Long Hair & Beard
How to Put a Modern, Sexy Twist on Your Gray Hair
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Kitchen Dishtowels with Fabric Accents
Meatless Monday: Veggie Bolognese Sauce

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.