St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Hat

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Oh how I love being sponsored by SweetWorks, Inc. I have another fun holiday treat to share with you today.  This one is a St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun hat.  I made two for Mia’s teachers this year. Here is how I made them.


  • Clear plastic cups
  • Gold, Black, and Green card stock
  • Cutting mat
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Plate or cup to trace a circle for the rim of the hat
  • Tape
  • Rubber bands
  • Plastic wrap
  • Green SweetWorks candies


First I cut out large circles for the rim of the hat. I found that a large cottage cheese container worked well for the type of cup I used.

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Next, I cut out black strips to go around the hat and two gold squares for the buckle.

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Using a craft knife, ruler, and cutting mat, I measured and cut out a buckle.

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I glued the buckle to the black strip and fit it around the hat. It should fit snuggly.

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Next I filled the cups with green Sixlets candies.

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I covered the top with plastic wrap and secured it closed using a rubber band.

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You can now turn the cup over without the candy spilling. I taped the circle to the bottom of the hat and tucked in the plastic wrap around the edges.

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Lastly, I slipped the buckle and black strip around the hat and secured it with tape. There you have it!

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If you missed my other fun candy themed holiday posts sponsored by SweetWorks, Inc. check these out too!

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About the author

Dinah has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. She is a Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, a Blogger at Earth911 and GMC Trade Secrets, and a member of Martha’s Circle. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable,, and Circle of Moms as a Most Creative Blog. Dinah was featured on Linqia’s Community Spotlight, as an influential community leader.