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Posted by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 7:34 AM
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Pilgrim Hat Centerpiece

Thanksgiving Craft: Pilgrim Hat Centerpiece
This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine
Total Time 1 hour Ages teen

Filled with potted mums or other fall flowers, this fun centerpiece will top off your Thanksgiving table in fitting fashion.

What you'll need

  • Black felt, square yard
  • Terra-cotta pot
  • Permanent red marker
  • Black poster board
  • Carpet tape
  • Yellow poster board

How to make it

  1. Pilgrim Hat Centerpiece - Step 1

    Tape a square yard of black felt to your work surface and set a terra-cotta pot (ours is 7 inches tall and 7 1/2 inches across) on its side at one edge of the felt, as shown. Roll the pot, tracing along the top and bottom edges with a permanent red marker as you go, then cut out the felt arc.

  2. Pilgrim Hat Centerpiece - Step 2

    Next, cut two 15-inch circles, one from black poster board, the other from the remaining black felt. Set the pot upside down in the center of the poster board circle, trace around its rim, then cut out the inner circle to create a large ring. Now trace the rim of the pot in the center of the felt circle and cut an asterisk in the center, as specified.

  3. Pilgrim Hat Centerpiece - Step 3

    Tape the felt circle atop the poster board ring. Set the bottom of the pot on the asterisk and slide the brim up to the rim of the pot. Attach strips of carpet tape to the outside of the pot, then tape one end of the felt arc to the side and wrap the arc around the pot, sticking it to the tape.

  4. Trim away any excess felt. For the finishing touch, tape on a buckle cut from yellow poster board.

by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 7:34 AM
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goddess99
by Michelle on Nov. 4, 2013 at 10:04 AM

That's awesome! Please post a pic if you make some. I would love to see!

Quoting NvmbrBean29:

this looks like fun! ill have to go out today and get the suppies to do them with my girls tomorrow!!


johnny4ever
by Mrs. Depp on Nov. 4, 2013 at 11:39 AM
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How adorable!

splatz
by Sarah on Nov. 4, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Cute! I really need to get around to trying one of these crafts with Kaitlyn. 

goddess99
by Michelle on Nov. 4, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Oh that's great!

Quoting NvmbrBean29:

I will!!!! the woman who lived here before we bought this house left a ton of pots in our shed, so I have plenty of pots!


Quoting goddess99:

That's awesome! Please post a pic if you make some. I would love to see!

Quoting NvmbrBean29:

this looks like fun! ill have to go out today and get the suppies to do them with my girls tomorrow!!





goddess99
by Michelle on Nov. 4, 2013 at 11:54 AM

You'll have to post a pic if you do one. I'm only gona do a couple more kid crafts, then I'm moving on to more adult stuff.

Quoting splatz:

Cute! I really need to get around to trying one of these crafts with Kaitlyn. 


goddess99
by Michelle on Nov. 4, 2013 at 11:58 AM

That would be nice too and last longer. Good thinking! =)

Quoting NvmbrBean29:

I dont think im going to buy felt though, Its easier and cheaper just to paint it black and draw the yellow on!

uyQuoting goddess99:


Oh that's great!

Quoting NvmbrBean29:

I will!!!! the woman who lived here before we bought this house left a ton of pots in our shed, so I have plenty of pots!


Quoting goddess99:

That's awesome! Please post a pic if you make some. I would love to see!

Quoting NvmbrBean29:

this looks like fun! ill have to go out today and get the suppies to do them with my girls tomorrow!!








delanna6two
by Platinum Member on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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 so cute:)

MistressMinerva
by Jennifer on Nov. 4, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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That is cute. Thanks for sharing.

goddess99
by Michelle on Nov. 4, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Oh Yay! I'm so excited =)

Quoting NvmbrBean29:

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I was too excited to try these DD and I Started this evening! I'm making Mini ones! Ill lost more pics when I'm all finished!!


NvmbrBean29
by on Nov. 4, 2013 at 9:49 PM

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Finished!! I didn't add a rim to the hat because I felt like the pot was too tiny it would have taken up too much. But it still looks like a hat :) and we did turkey's too
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