November 16, 2009
Here is an easy way to transform a regular terra cotta pot into a pilgrim's hat for a festive Thanksgiving centerpiece! So cute.
8"-wide terra-cotta pot
Scissors or craft knife
Mini glue gun
Terra-cotta spray (we used American Accents)
28" x 2" brown velvet ribbon or fabric
Metallic gold paper
Cut approximately 15"-diam circle from oak tag using a compass or bowl for guide.
Turn terra-cotta pot upside down, center on oak tag circle and trace.
Cut out inner circle 1⁄2" smaller in diameter than pot opening.
Make small slits about every 1⁄2" around the inner circle.
Cut a line between inner and outer circles. Overlap and glue back together to form beveled hat brim.
Fold down inner circle slits and glue to inside of pot.
Paint pot and brim with terra-cotta spray. Let dry.
Glue ribbon or fabric band around pot.
Cut buckle shape from gold paper backed with oak tag and glue to hat band
(photo and how-to from womansday.com)