How to Make a Cardboard Top-Hat!

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Introduction: How to Make a Cardboard Top-Hat!

In this Instructable I will teach you how to make a stylish Top- hat out of cardboard and tape! (And a few other easily obtainable items.)

Materials used:

- Cardboard
- Tape
- Scissors/Box-cutter
- Paint
- Pencil/Pen
- Compass

Step 1: Making the Brim for the Hat!

On a thick piece of Cardboard measuring 52cm x 52cm (Minimum), poke a hole in the middle. Grab a compass and make a trace a hole 21cm in diameter and another 50cm in diameter. Cut out the center and cut around the larger circle (MAKE SURE TO KEEP CENTER CUT OUT). And now you're finished the Brim!

Step 2: Making the Cylindrical Part of the Top-hat!

Get a JUMBO cereal box (or other piece of cardboard that is thin and flexible) and cut it into several rectangular pieces. Take the 2 larger pieces measuring 34cm x 21cm and tape them into a cylinder that tightly fits into the hole in the Brim. Now you can Tape the Cylinder to the Brim!

Step 3: Making the Top of the Top-hat!

Take the cut out (From Step 1) and tape it to the top of the cylindrical part of the hat. You now are finished building the Top-hat and can move onto Step 4- Finishing Touches!

Step 4: Finishing Touches!!!

You have completed the Basic structure of the hat. You can now paint it and/or add decorations to your liking!

Things you can do with a Top- Hat:

-Wear this stylish Top- Hat around town!
- Put it on the top of your snowman!
- Store various Items in your hat!

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    9 Discussions

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    SnugglesTheRock

    Awesome! I all ready made 6 using your instructions! Thanks for posting it!

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    SnugglesTheRock
    SnugglesTheRock

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    A party? No! We were thinking more of an EXSTRAVAGANZA!!!!!

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    ShatteredAir
    ShatteredAir

    Reply 8 days ago

    nice, also, dont come to 2020 its scary...

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    ShatteredAir
    ShatteredAir

    8 days ago

    Man this is great if you want to wear the top hat from among us when you are playing among us in real life with your friends!

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    [corosive]
    [corosive]

    10 years ago on Introduction

    thanks man, you may have just saved me. i need to come up with a top hat for tomorrow, and this i can do. the duct tape ones were nice, but too time consuming.

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    lemonie
    lemonie

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Much cooler than the ones we made... well done! L

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    goku ssXXX
    goku ssXXX

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    the one in the middle looks like abe Lincoln... tell him to go to the opera!

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    khushijain
    khushijain

    10 years ago on Step 4

     thank you for this suggestion...........its realy helpful to me......Thank You Very Much

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