Creating this was so much fun! I started with a plain cone, some paint and stamping. I used a Tim Holtz Alterations die to create the crest and wrapped it with crepe paper. That Glitz crepe paper is so fun. I know it's not a "newer" product, but I fell in love as I was working with it and I wish that I'd purchased it earlier. I'm quite pleased with myself that I was able to use sequins and glitter together in one project. Bling it on! The fringe ball at the top of the hat was made using Martha Stewart fringe scissors. The scissors are pretty awesome. I should use them more often. We all need a little more fringe in our lives, right? :)
My hat is a lovechild of a Martha Stewart/Tim Holtz product union. I think that they go together quite well.