Introduction: Captain Jack Gecko

About: I'm inspired by nature and I love to see what I can create! Check out my Youtube channel for full videos, or my Instagram @theartfulbirder for sneak peeks and progress pictures!

Materials: Dark brown felt, chalk, round object for tracing, acrylic paint (black and brown), brown thread, hot glue gun, multicoloured brown/black yarn, red and white beads, and a small piece of red material.

Step 1: Trace Hat Shape

*On a piece of felt, trace a small round object such as a duct tape roll.

*Cut out.

Step 2: Fold and Sew

*Fold the hat up in 3 parts towards the middle with the center tucked up.

*Sew small x's on each side, use only a single piece of thread without cutting between x's.

Step 3: Add Paint

*Paint a line of black around the edge of the hat

*Paint some lighter brown areas on the hat to give it more detail.

Step 4: Create Red Bandanna

*Cut a long thin strip of red material

*Fold over and glue with a hot glue gun.

*Form a circle and glue to the inside of the hat.

Step 5: Create Hair

*Using multicoloured brown/black yard cut a bunch of pieces approximately the same length.

*Cut 2 pieces a bit longer to be used for the braids.

*For the braided pieces, tie a knot at one end and pull apart the thread to reveal 4 smaller strands. Cut off one strand so you are left with 3. Braid the yarn until it is the length of the other pieces. Add a small bead to the end and glue shut with a hot glue gun.

*Create one strand of only beads alternating between red and white in no apparent order.

Step 6: Attach Hair Pieces

*Attach all of the created hair pieces on the inside of the hat with a hot glue gun.

*Continue gluing until the sides and back are covered with hair.

Step 7: Put It On!

*Put it on your little friend.

*Have a photo shoot!

*Step back and enjoy your handiwork! (Though they might not want to wear it for very long, haha)

Fiber Arts Contest 2017

Participated in the
Fiber Arts Contest 2017

Halloween Contest 2017

Participated in the
Halloween Contest 2017