- Arts and Design
Recycled a yogurt container and make a Leprechaun Hat
This project uses a 16 oz yogurt tub, some cardboard, felt and green glitter.
It always bothers me to throw away plastic containers that seem to have been designed to last forever. Fortunately, there are ways to turn them into useful objects (see for example this sewing kit) or fun party decorations, like this Leprechaun Hat for St Patrick's Day.
Cut the rim of the hat from thick cardboard. The inner circle should be just big enough to fit over the yogurt container.
Glue the rim of the hat in place with a glue gun.
Slide the rim over the plastic container.
Paint the plastic container with white acrylic paint to cover all the text and pictures.
When the white paint is dry, paint the plastic container and the rim green.
Paint both sides of the rim.
Prepare a mixture of water and white glue. Brush the hat with the mixture.
Then pour glitter over the hat and let the glue dry completely so the glitter stays on better.
Also brush the other side of the rim with the mixture and pour glitter on it.
Cut a buckle from construction paper. Paint the buckle in gold.
Cut a 2 cm (¾ in) wide and 36 cm (14 in) long strip of black felt.
Pass the felt ribbon through the buckle and glue it around the base of the hat.