Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Decor
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Pilgrim Hat Thanksgiving Decor

I love decorating for fall! When I saw this 3D pilgrim hat in the design store, I knew instantly that I wanted to make it. The hat itself is a breeze to put together, and then it’s fun to embellish the brim however your heart desires.

You can find the designer’s assembly tutorial here. (The link is also found in the design’s description in the online store.) All of the pieces I put on the hat are included in the file, but I cut a few more flowers and leaves to fill it in and added some decorative pearl centers to the flowers. I used printable gold foil for the shiny buckle on the front.


Pilgrim Hat Small Flowers


I rubbed an inkpad along the edges of my leaves, spiky feathers, and wheat stalks to add a little shading. To shape the leaves and flowers I misted them with a touch of water and shaped them with my fingers, then let them dry before attaching them to the hat with hot glue. It really is easy to add a lot of dimension!


Pilgrim Hat Detail


How are you using your Silhouette to decorate for the holidays?


Pilgrim Hat by Kelly Wayment



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Kelly Wayment

Hi! I'm Kelly Wayment and have loved working with Silhouette America on their design team since 2013 and contributing to their YouTube videos since 2017. I live in Utah with my husband and four kids. The Silhouette machine has literally changed the course of my life as it has turned my simple hobbies into ways to push the boundaries with my creativity, along with innumerable opportunities to teach and share that joy with others. You can find my blog at www.findingtimetocreate.com.

Products Used:

CAMEO Cutting Mat

printable gold foil


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  1. Kelly, thanks for sharing this. I started on mine last week and am ready to glue on the embellishments today. It’s great to see the hat done with only the pieces it came with (was wondering if I needed to pull out my feather stash) but I think it looks great the way you’ve done it. I did make a large Jamie Cripps flower to add to it.
    I liked the striped band they used. I copied it by grouping the six band pieces, filling them with the black & white striped pattern that comes with studio, adjusted the scale and printed them on kraft paper. The stripes lined up perfectly.
    Again, thanks for showing yours. I like your papers and now I don’t have to hunt for feathers. Can’t wait to finish mine. Have a great Thanksgiving!!!

    1. Fun project, isn’t it, Robyn? I like how the file includes separate band pieces in case you’re working with a striped paper (or pattern). I just used the single-piece band because the pattern orientation of my paper didn’t matter. Are you posting a picture of yours anywhere? I’d love to see it!

  2. Beautiful job Kelly…I love the shaped leaves!

    1. Thanks, Annie! I’m fond of them myself. 😉

  3. Kelly, I keep thinking I want to make this and keep putting it off, but now…well I’ve got to get it made! Thank you for sharing, you did an awesome job!

    1. Thank you, Marilyn! Did you get it made in time? Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. So cute! I’m going to use this for a Thanksgiving centerpiece.

    1. Thanks, Angie. I’m so glad to hear it!

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