Debbie here with a fun little project I came up with over last Christmas. I wanted to make a little Wonderland top hat scene using the gorgeous Top Hat SVG file from La-La Land Crafts.
These are some of the samples made at last year's La-La Land Crafts retreat using the hat as a hat. The hat is such a gorgeous design with the slanted side, oval base and round top.
And now onto my diorama idea. Here's the first one I made and as a result the gals asked me for a tutorial. For this hat I used white core textured cardstock and sanded the pieces before putting together.
And now onto the tutorial - apologies it's so picture heavy but I've always been a visual learner.
From the top hat file you'll need to cut..
1 x card tabbed side piece
1 x tabbed piece in patterned paper to line inside
3 x card circles (top of hat)
2 x card brim pieces - remove the central circle from one piece before cutting to create the base.
- character images printed, coloured and cut at 2 1/2" high
And here's your blank diorama ready to decorate. To cover the inside "walls" of your diorama trim the tabs off of your tabbed patterned paper and glue to the inside. Trim off any excess. You can also do the same on the outside of the hat like I did with my next sample.
To hold the hats closed I used a bit of velcro on the end of the booktab piece.
I went with a more Steampunk theme for this one. Using embossed paper instead if patterned paper on the inside.
Hope you think this a fun idea and if anyone makes it please be sure to come back and share it with us - we have a Facebook Page HERE and a Facebook Group HERE.
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