Tiny Christmas Hat Tutorial | Cara Jane Polymer Clay

Tiny Christmas Hat Tutorial

Posted on November 26, 2012

I expect you are starting to think about Christmas! Well if you wanted to make some little creatures with Christmas hats here’s a quick tutorial to help you. You can find my free tutorial to make the little sleeping cats like the one shown on my blog here.

Cara Jane's Sleeping Cat Tutorial
Cara Jane’s Free Sleeping Cat Tutorial

Of course any animal could become a Christmas animal with a little Santa hat not just cats – the owls love them!

Cat with small amount of red and white polymer clay
You will need a little creature such as this cat and a small amount of red and white polymer clay

 

roll a cone of red
Roll a small ball of red clay and then roll it backwards and forwards with your finger on one end only to make a cone
Here’s a nice hat cone
I like to chop the other end off so the bottom of the hat will be flat
trying hat on cat
Test the hat for size, this was a little big so I chopped a bit of clay off and rerolled it into a slightly smaller cone.
Roll a very thin log of white clay – moving your fingers out towards the end as you roll will help the log spread out and get thinner.
Wrap the white around the very bottom edge of the hat to look like a fur trim. Trim of the excess white and join the ends so you have a neat band of white around the bottom of the hat
Roll an even tinier ball of white clay to be a pom pom on the end of the hat. I poke a hole into it so that I can push the red point of the hat into it and then firm it gently in place so that it will stick to the hat but still be round.
Finished cat
Put the hat on your creature and bend it over if you wish – I like them like that myself but you can off course leave it sticking up. Your sleeping cat is now a lovely little Christmasy ornament. A lovely gift for a friend who likes cats!
finished hanging cat
Or add a hole and something to hang your cat (I used tiger tail and crimped it underneath the cat) and you have a unique and special  tree decoration. The head end of the cat is lighter so I make the hole slightly nearer  to the tail end rather than in the middle.

If you’ve got any questions please do get in touch. I love to get comments on my blogs – or emails!

If you haven’t already found me on facebook I have a page there and I’d love to see you there too.
www.facebook.com/CaraJaneContemporaryJewellery

Hope all your Christmas Preparations go smoothly!

Cara

1 Comment

  1. Very cute tiny Christmas hat! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!! :)

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