If you haven't yet learned how to make the basic Handmade Paper Santa Hats, click the link for detailed instructions in Video I for making these paper hats from almost only paper.
Then move on to the Video II below for the decorating hats tutorial.
In video II. . .
. . . learn how to decorate your paper Santa Claus hats. Just click on the video below to get started:
Sometimes it's nice to have written pages to follow video tutorials. It enables us to take a better look at some "still" photos to review what we have learned. And it's a great place to have more detailed instructions.
Below are written pages to supplement the 2 videos on making and decorating your Santa Claus hats.
Make this family-hat-log ornament by following my tutorial. This ornament has with adorable snow topped hats perched on a snowy log. Snow, snow, snow!
Make a half-moon wire hanger that looks extra nice with the log and hats.
Even personalize your gift by writing family member's names on the paper hats.
You can also check out my tutorial on how to make your hats different sizes, just click here.
You'll find that giving an origami gift box with a set of hats inside can be a stunning gift, inside and out.
Make the top and bottom of an origami box and place a half-of-hat on top for added decoration.
When you hang this paper hat garland on a tree, everyone will be impressed.
Use a variety of glitter colors on different parts of your hats, and hang them for a beautiful paper hat garland.
Here are different decorating ideas using ribbon, polka dots, glitter snow and snowflakes around the brims.
These decorating ideas are also shown in detail in the second video. The tutorial shows many ways to embellish your handmade Santa Claus hats.
Check out ways to use decorated hats around the dinner table.
You'll find photos showing different place setting ideas. See how beautiful they can be.
Place them in handmade origami boxes with clear lids and they go well in elegant table settings and given as favors for dinner guest.