Christmas is my favorite time of the year. Dollar Tree is a candy store of Christmas decorations. The wall of Santa hats draws my eye every trip. I just had to find something clever to do with them and a pillow seemed like just the right craft for these cute hats.
- Two Santa hats, $2
- Poly filling, on hand or about $3
- Red material for base, on hand or $1 and up
- Sewing machine or needle and thread, on hand
Total: $2 and up
Remove both seams on one of the Santa hats. You’ll need to cut the ball off the top to remove it all the way. Cut as close to the ball as possible as to not lose to much material. With the second Santa hat only remove the seam on one side. This will eliminate having to sew both sides again because you only need one side free. Once finished removing the seams pin the single sided hat the the sides of the other hat. This will create a cone shape. Pin/sew all the way to the top of the hat. To help with putting it back together refer to the side you did not remove. This will help to know you are sewing on the correct side.
After all sides are sewn together you will take the extra red fabric and cut it to fit the base of your hats. Dollar Store Santa hats vary in size therefore you will need to cut it to fit your project. Sew two of the side and leave the remaining side open for stuffing. Stuff the hat with the desired amount of filling. Once your hat is filled pin the remaining side in place. You may hand stitch it or use your sewing machine. I hand stitched it. It was very quick and easy. After you have completed sewing on the base work the filling around to ensure it is consistent through your pillow. Now you’ve completed a fun Santa hat accent pillow for any space in your house that needs a little extra Christmas cheer!