Snowman Hat Tree Topper | A Christmas Craft Idea

It's officially Christmas season!  I never seem to get excited about decorating our tree. I went to Kirkland's the other day and was instantly excited about the holidays when I saw their selection of tree decor!  I purchased some fun "accents" to make our tree a little more festive before Braxton tears it all down! 

I wanted to put something new on the treetop and I love snowmen, so I searched Pinterest for ideas. There are tons of tutorials out there on how to make something like this....but here is my convenient version. I used only what we had around the house for this craft project!

This would be a great holiday craft to make with your children, too!  (Just make sure they are careful with the scissors and hot glue gun!)

Supplies:

1. Empty coffee can (I forgot to take a picture, but it's just a normal coffee can!)
2. Paper plate (The coated kind works best since it's going to be coated with paint.)
Black paint/sponge paintbrush
4. Hot glue/hot glue gun
5. Scissors
6. Black cardstock (I used two pieces.)
7. Ribbon & accents (this is where you can get creative!)

The Process:
1. Wrap cardstock around the coffee can and secure the paper to the can with hot glue. Cut off the excess paper around the can.  (You can paint the coffee can, if you prefer. Mine had a sticker on it and I couldn't get it all off!)  
2. Cut a 4-inch diameter circle in the middle of the paper plate. Make sure the circle is smaller than the coffee can. 
3. Paint both sides of the paper plate black.
4. Take the coffee can lid and put it over the closed end of the can.
5. Hot glue the coffee can to the paper plate, with the open end facing the plate.
6. Once your coffee can and plate are attached, you can use any kind of ribbon and accents to glue around the base! I found an old arrangement of pine cones and berries, and I just happened to have some thick burlap ribbon that I wasn't using.  (It also would be cute to add a Cardinal to the top of the hat....I was lazy and didn't want to run to Michael's, so I glued a poinsettia flower there.)

8. Now that your hat is finished, you can put it on the top of the tree!  The treetop should fit through the hole in the plate and into of the coffee can.

Here are a few of the decorations I mentioned above!  The hilarious "mounted reindeer" is from Michael's.

Dana Marquart

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