Tuesday, November 25, 2014
I am up early all bright eyed and bushy tailed as my mom says. I wanted to share with you the pilgrim hat box I made for our table. The idea is one I saw in a silhouette group I am part of and thought it was just so cute! My idea was to try using only SVG cut files but I failed at that as I cannot find the wheat file in Mary's Files. I realized afterward I got in the silhouette store and I will have the ID number for you at the bottom of this page. Anyhoo, as I said I thought it was just darling and wanted to make one for our table for Thanksgiving. It will just be the two of us this year and although I don't have to do a lot of decorating or make the table look fancy for the two of us, I probably will.
Start with the Straw hat from Leaves are Falling SVG Kit and size it to W 10.042 x H 10.085. Make the Hat band W 8.369 x H 3.552. The Buckle is one I made myself using two rectangles the outer rectangle is W1.418 x H 1.713 and the inside rectangle is W 0.715 x H 0.863. Center the smaller rectangle inside the larger one using your align tool, and right click and choose make a compound path. I made 3 of these and glued one on top of the other for dimension. I inked all the edges inside and out with Tim Holtz Distress ink Vintage Photo. To add a bit of shimmer I used a clear Wink Of Stella Pen over the top of it. Set that aside and cut out two hats at the size above. Glue one together and cut apart the second with scissors. Cut along the fold lines of the small octagon for the top of the hat. Now using the scissors cut a straight line across the top of the third notch that you would glue the sides together. You can trim it down if you wish for a larger opening later. Glue the sides of the hat together in twos so that if you do wish to trim it down it is easier to cut a straight line. Now glue all the pieces together and fold the bottom pieces of the brim under. Do not glue them yet. Using the polygon feature make a polygon that is 6 sided. If you were not aware, you can change the shape by moving the thing that looks like a paperclip. Size it at W 6.250 x H 6.276. This was a tiny bit to big on one side so I used my scissors to trim off any excess after I glued the folds you would glue to the hat to the 6 sided Octagon, this makes your bottom of your box.
The Leaves that look a bit like the feathers are from Harvest Country Home SVG Collection and are cut at W 2.65x H 2.42. I had a hard time finding where in the world I got those as they were in my autumn cuts box. I kept looking and found them in the center of the oven mitt. I cut them two years ago so when I found it I was kind of amazed at how far I will go for a particular cut LOL. The fall leaves are from Autumn Elements SVG Collection and are cut at W 1.914 x H 2.128. The vine flourish is from Gourds Galore SVG Collection and was sized down for a more delicate look. I was trying to find the size and I apologize but couldn't find it as I write this. I will amend this entry if I come across it again. The sunflower is from 3d Fall Flowers and Mums and you will need to size all the pieces down a lot! Set your speed to 2 and take your time, my machine growls at me when it has to cut those.. Not really but I think it wants to. I cut the sunflower using sunflower American Craft card stock and then ink the edges after the two pieces are glued together like crazy! I used Tulip ink from Close to my Heart. The round center is one that is cut out when your cutting the brown centers then embossed with tiny bubbles folder from Cuttlebug. It is inked with Copper ink. The purple and maroon leaves are inked with Rich Razzleberry ink from Stampin up.
The wheat I used was from the silhouette store and was inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink and creased in the center to give a more textured look.
Glue the hat band onto the top of the hat leaving the front unglued. Glue the two leaves from Harvest Country Home SVG Kit onto the hat in front and then the two oak leaves on top of those I slid the wheat into there as well and then glued down the front of the band. Glue the Buckle to the front of the hat and slide your flourish in between the leaves. It was glued down at the edges afterward. I glued down some edges of the leaves turning them this way and that first to see how I liked it. It is my opinion it gave it a bit more flow but we all know my opinion does not count LOL. I glued the finished Sunflower to the front and the hat was done.
Hubby liked it and thought it was cute and I am happy with the result and think it will look great on our thanksgiving table! He even came up with the title for this blog post! From Mark and I to all of you we pray all of your are safe, well and have a Blessed Thanksgiving! Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog and Happy Craftin' Y'all! Blessings Sharalyn
SVG Kits and Collections Used:
Leaves Are Falling SVG Kit
3d Mums and Fall Flowers SVG Kit
Harvest Country Home SVG Collection
Autumn Elements SVG Collection
Gourds Galore SVG Collection
American Craft Card Stock: Apricot, Sunflower, Olive, Coffee, Grape, Pomegrante
Bazzill Card Stock: Bitter Chocolate (hat) Moca Divine (band)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Vintage Photo
Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Pen
Stampin Up Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Real Red(sunflower)
Close to my Heart Ink Tulip
Brilliance Copper Ink
Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles Emboss Folder
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Note: It seems you cannot go online and look or download designs unless you go through your design program so here is the ID number for the wheat, #4288.