Hi Everyone! In part four, we wrap up this Miniature Millinery topic with a fun & crafty project highlighting a way to create a personalized graduation cap for your doll or as a memento for someone you know!
If you've been following along with Shari in parts one through three, then you should have your cap finished and ready to complete with a tassel topper. If you haven't started making your hat yet, you have two choices. You can complete your hat and add the topper as demonstrated here, or you can create your topper and layer it on the top of the hat before attaching the covered button.
In either case, the hat itself is not embellished permanently, which is nice just in case you want to use it for a different reason in the future.
To get started, use the template provided in the Graduation Regalia pattern to cut out a piece of chipboard the same size that the motor board top. This is the piece you will decorate.
Punch a hole in the center large enough to slipover the covered button tightly.
Now, let's get crafty! Bring out an assortment of scrapbook supplies. Things like, glitter paper, letter stickers, paper flowers, ribbing trims, etc.
Think through the theme you'd like to create. Is it the school colors combined with a monogram and year? Or Maybe it's a funny play on words, or a tie in to a favorite book, character, or game. The choice is yours! There are some many great ideas out there. Your can search the term "tassel topper" on either google images or Pinterest to get lots of ideas!
For our project, I'm creating a mini version to put into a shadow box from a for my daughter Liberty that's graduating from college this year. She is a screen writing major, so I've chosen to follow a movie industry theme. I have created a 5-inch x 5-inch template on Canva (a great website for creating graphics and documents) with a filling clap board graphic personalized for her experience.
Once it was created, I downloaded it and printed it out, punched a hole in the center and applied it to the glitter paper backdrop. It pops easily over the covered button and it quite adorable - Don't you think?
This hat can be worn by a doll, but for my project I'm finishing it off by styling it into a shadowbox frame to make a cute keepsake to treasure for years to come! After the actual ceremony I can add in some photos and other items from the special day too!
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