3 Hat boxes, Stencil, Low-tac tape, Stencil paintbrush, Gems, Tape measure, Scissors, Decorator weight fabric, Wax paper, Foam paintbrush, Hot Glue
1. Stenciling on the lids: Tape the stencil to the top of
the lid. Pool Violet Pansy paint onto
wax paper. Dip the stencil brush into
the paint and tap of the excess paint.
Working in an up and down fashion, paint the stencil motif onto the
top of the lid. Carefully remove the
stencil and allow to dry. Glue gems to
2. Covering the lids with fabric: Trace around the lid
onto the backside of a piece of fabric.
Working 1/4 “ on the inside of the drawn line, cut out the circle
shape. Apply fabric Mod Podge to the
back of the fabric. Position onto the
top of the hatbox and allow to dry.
3. Covering the sides with fabric motifs: Cut designs
from fabric, coat the backside with fabric Mod Podge and position on the
sides of the boxes. Smooth with your
fingers and allow to dry.
4. Covering the sides with solid piece of fabric: Measure around the hatbox. Add 2 inches for overlap to the
length. Measure the height of the
hatbox. Add 5 inches to the
measurement. Apply fabric Mod Podge to
the hatbox, center the fabric on the box and press down. Continue adding Mod Podge and pressing the
fabric. When you reach the end, fold
back the fabric and glue with Mod Podge to create a clean edge. Hot glue to secure. Allow to dry for 1 hour. Hot glue the excess fabric to the bottom of
the box and to the inside of the box.
5. Embellishments: Hot glue ribbons around the
boxes. Add gems or other