How to make a glittery candy corn mini top hat #Fashion DIY#halloween#top hat#tutorial October 27 2011 | Guest post by Sarah Candy corn: Love them or hate them, you can't deny that this hat is all sorts of cool! Also, you might want to switch the yellow and orange layer for a more authentic candy corn look. While making these trés cute glittery candy corn-themed mini top hats for my daughter's Halloween fab-ness, I realized that some offbeat brides may like this idea. I think these would be super cute for flower girls. So, I thought I'd share how to make your own. What you will need: Mini felt top hat. I ordered the top hat bases here Craft glue Glitter in orange, yellow (or yellow-y gold) and white Scrap paper Tape Paint brush Paper plates or sheets of paper First thing you need to do is take your scrap paper and wrap it around the top part of the hat, this is to mask off the bottom orange layer so you have a nice clean, even line. Once you are happy with the placement of the layer and it looks fairly straight, tape it into place nice and snug. Next, start painting the glue onto your hat. Don't spare the glue — you want the glitter to stick, after all. Make sure to really get into every little nook and cranny. Make sure to check it before you glitter it up, check for gaps, thin spots and holes, then cover those spots with more glue. Now we get to the fun part. GLITTER! Really dump it on — you want to ensure coverage, and you can always shake off the excess. If you go too thin with the glitter and it dries it gets messy and lumpy to add more. Related Post Mini top hat tutorial: you can totally make these little adorable things Tribesmaid "Bees" is trying to make sure that all of our heads look adorable from now on. She wrote up a tutorial on how to... Read more Use paper plates, or sheets of paper to catch the excess glitter. Not only does this make clean up a bit easier, it makes it easy to dump the unused glitter back into the jars. NO WASTE! Woo! Once you have the glitter all over, and checked for bare spots, give the hat a good hard couple of thwacks to shake off any excess loose glitter. Remove your scrap paper. You should have a nice crisp glittered edge. Next, figure out where you want your yellow layer to end, and tape your scrap paper into place as a guide, like you did for the orange layer. Depending on if you want to add ribbon or decorations, you may want to make the yellow layer a bit wider than the other layers to compensate, that way a wide ribbon doesn't obliterate your yellow layer and hide all the candy corn goodness. I used the orange layer as a guide. But if you don't feel comfortable with free-handing it, you can carefully cover your orange layer with some more scrap paper. Although, if you do this, I would suggest letting the glue dry completely, so you don't squish and smudge your glitter. Liberally paint on more glue for your yellow/gold layer. As before, make sure you don't have any thin or bare spots. Dump on that yellow glitter! As with the orange layer, check for bare spots and add more glitter. Give your hat a couple good thwacks again. Remove scrap paper. Repeat glue and glitter steps with the white glitter. When you've done all this, give the hat some good hard smacks, blow anything loose… then set aside to dry before decorating. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Sarah Sarah is an art director in Los Angeles. She has two more-than-beyond awesome kids, and her man is currently overseas. She was at one time a zombie hostess and a face painting fairy for kids' parties. She's taken up needle felting, and make things like fish heads and giant bees. She also makes lino block prints. Her lucky number is 13 and she's had every color hair imaginable, except green. She also loves vintage stuff... but really, who doesn't? http://offbeatbride.ning.com/profile/dynamiterose77 PREVIOUS Custom horror movie posters for your Halloween wedding decor NEXT Vintage snack: Ghost brides, mirrors, and black cats Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] That is soo cute 1 agrees Reply They also make a clear spray for finishing off glitter projects. It's supposed to make it so the glitter doesn't come off later. It really helped the shoes I spray-glittered… 3 agree Reply Also, you can mix modge podge and extra fine glitter for totally un-shakeable glitter! I did it to heels. 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. 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