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Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hat Craft

Transform tiny terra cotta pots into Pilgrim party favors for Thanksgiving.

pilgrim hat crafts

YOU'LL NEED (makes 8 hats)

  • Drinking glass, can or round cookie cutter
  • 8 small (2½" or 3" diameter) terra-cotta pots (available at garden-supply stores)
  • 2 sheets terra-cotta-colored card stock (available at craft stores)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • 2 sheets black construction paper
  • 2 sheets gold paper
  • Craft glue
  1. To make hat brim, find a glass, can or cookie cutter about 1½" larger in diameter than opening of pots; place on terra-cotta card stock and trace around with pencil. Repeat 7 times. Cut out circles.
  2. For band, measure height and length (circumference) of pot’s raised lip. Add ½" to length, and use these dimensions to cut 8 bands out of black paper.
  3. For buckle, cut 8 small squares out of gold paper using height measurement for band. Cut 8 smaller squares (about half the size) out of black construction paper. Adhere a black square to center of each gold square with glue.
  4. To assemble hats, wrap a black paper band around pot’s raised edge, overlapping ends, and secure with glue. Place buckle on top of overlapping ends of black paper; use glue to secure. Apply glue to rim of pot, invert, center pot over brim, then press down. Repeat with remaining pots. Let dry completely before moving.