How to Make a Cute Dollar Tree Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat

8 Materials
1 Hour

It's not too early to be thinking about Thanksgiving! I picked up this plastic planter and thought hey, this shape would be the perfect pilgrim hat. A few short steps later, and it looks great! Take a look at how I did it.

Tools and Materials

First I gathered my materials. You can find such fun fall craft items at the dollar store or craft store.

Tools and Materials


My pot from Dollar store


1. Paint

I took the planter and a round metal sheet (Pizza pan) outside to spray paint them. I used a textured spray, and it gives it a nice faux fabric finish.

Paint the Planter

Once that layer dried, on to the next!

Inside of the Pot

No need to paint the inside of the planter.

Glue to Pot to the Pan

2. Glue to Pot to the Pan

I hot glued the pot to the pizza pan and also used some E6000 for a better grip.

Add a Ribbon

3. Add a Ribbon

Now it's time for some details. I used this really fun striped ribbon to go around the rim of the hat.

Create a Buckle

4. Create a Buckle

I rolled a small loop of ribbon to use as the "buckle".


And attached that with hot glue.

Glue in Place

You can use hot glue to keep it in place. Like this

Add Decor

5. Add Decor

I then picked out a few fall foliage stems for the extra touch!

DIY Fall Decor

And that's it, it's all done and looking great!

DIY Fall Pilgrim Hat

How to Make a Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Centerpiece

Now all you have to do is find the perfect table to display this cute hat.

Thanksgiving Centerpiece

I think it works perfectly as a pilgrim hat for my Thanksgiving table.

More Thanksgiving DIY Projects

For more holiday inspiration, explore some of our favorite Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas.

DIY Thanksgiving Decor

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  • Rhonda Smith Rhonda Smith on Oct 19, 2019

    Super cute! I'm gonna make one for my countertop! 😊

  • Doris Doris on Oct 19, 2019

    If you don't have much room for decorations, you could probably use a small paper plate and paper cup for a miniature?

  • Debra Debra on Oct 12, 2020

    i love the hat you have so many good project great job

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  • 17335038 17335038 on Sep 08, 2022


    You are one of the few Hometalkers who takes the time to respond to every comment. It is a considerate way of showing that you appreciate everyone who has 'stopped by' to view your projects. 👍️

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  • Janice Janice on Aug 21, 2023

    Well, that is as cute as can be! Thanx for sharing!