How to Create an Affordable and Charming Pilgrim Hat Craft

5 Materials
2 Hours

In this DIY Thanksgiving decoration project, I'll show you how to make an adorable pilgrim hat craft that cost me only $3.

This Thanksgiving centerpiece will add a delightful touch to your holiday gathering, and you'll be amazed at how easy it is to create.

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Tools and Materials:

Dollar Store ice bucket and charger plate

1. Spray Paint the Base

I started with an ice bucket and charger from Dollar Tree.

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I took them outside and spray painted them with Rustoleum black spray paint.

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2. Gather Natural Decor

While the paint was drying I picked up some fresh fallen leaves, a mini pumpkin from my garden, and a pinecone.

Cut a strip of fabric

3. Prepare the Fabric Strip

I purchased a white table runner from Dollar Tree. I cut a small strip from the runner to make a ribbon for the base of my pilgrim hat.

Score the edges of the fabric strip

I knew the fabric would fray so I used a lighter and scored the edges.

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4. Decorate the Pilgrim Hat

Once the ice bucket and charger plate were dry, I brought them back inside.

I hot-glued the strip of fabric around the top of the ice bucket.

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I had some gold glittery ribbon, and I cut 4 strips of it and glued them onto the white band to create the buckle of the hat.

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5. Assemble the Pilgrim Hat

Now it was time to assemble the hat and create the centerpiece.

I started by putting the ice bucket upside down on the charger plate.

I added the items I had collected outside on the hat.

The hat was ready to be placed on my dining room table.

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Pilgrim Hat Craft Tutorial

With this fun and budget-friendly project, you can successfully craft a unique pilgrim hat to add to your Thanksgiving decor. Your guests are sure to be impressed by your creative touch.

Try it out and share your thoughts in the comments below.

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