This holiday season, don’t let your pet go without a little wardrobe. Make your favorite furbaby a jaunty holiday hat, perfect for caroling with the Dickensian singing group, a special holiday party, or for the big day itself. Our model Sebastian is raising the bar this Holiday with something other than the typical Santa Hat.
A black hat (found this one in the doll section of Joann’s – only 99 cents!), $1
Red ribbon, on hand or $1
Green feathers, $1
Red and white chenille stems, on hand or $1
Elastic string, on hand or $1
Stapler, on hand
Hot glue gun and glue, on hand
Total: $2 and up
Supplies: you can find the green feathers in the floral section of your local craft store, or be creative and look for them in unexpected places in the dollar store. I have found feather dusters, dream catchers, and feathered masks and used them for their feathers! If you don’t have ribbon, use whatever you have on hand, like a strip of felt or fabric.
To Make It:
1. Measure your dog from one side of chin where ear lays to the other side. Cut two pieces of elastic string and staple them to the bottom of each side of the hat to help secure hat to head.
2. Attach red ribbon around the rim with glue.
3. Attach green feathers on one side of hat with a dab of glue at the stem.
4. Make a mini candy cane by twisting the red and white chenille stems together and bending one end. Trim with wire cutters or scissors if neccessary (DON’T use your good scissors!). The candy cane shown in this picture is for a 3-6 lb chihuhua hat. Luckily Joann’s has a few hat sizes to choose from!!
5. Apply candy cane on top of feathers with glue and cover up the stems of the feathers at the same time.
Heather Mann is chief editor of Dollar Store Crafts, and specializes in transforming inexpensive materials into stylish and simple craft projects. She has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show, in Reader’s Digest and the New York Times. DSC has been recognized as named one of Babble.com’s Top 10 Best Overall Craft Blogs (2011 & 2012) and Apartment Therapy’s 10 Crafty Blogs We Love (2010). Her work has been viewed by millions on the cover of FamilyFun magazine and on top websites such as RealSimple, Huffington Post, ABCNews.com, and others.
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I’ve seen one kind of like this at a hair show, attached to a hairband. One of the platform artists was wearing it. I’m glad to know that Joann’s carries the hat. I’m on my way to get one. Thanks for sharing!
Love the idea and easy to follow simple directions! Nice work, Erika. The visuals make it impossible to fail.
Too cute!!!! I love dog clothing. The holiday outfits are adorable. Love the candy cane hats, I would put one on my dog.
I love this! Your dog looks so cute, I’m gonna have to do this for my dog. I also wanted to ask you, what breed is your dog? He’s so fluffy and cute!