*The following bizarre tutorial was written tag team style by Vannah and me.
And it's hard to tell who wrote what*
We need a few scraps of green felt, some faux fur, a small ornament, some ribbon, and a willing fish.
Hey! No scrolling ahead just because you're freaked out by the fish!
Mark off the measurements for your hat/the triangles it will be made of. Ours is approx. 4 inches from bottom to tip, and 3 inches across the bottom.
Anyway, cut two triangles out of bright green felt.
Pin and stitch to form a cone with the bottom open.
Then cut out a rectangle from the fur. This one is about 7 inches by 2.
Pin and sew it into a loop, sewing on the side that isn't furry.
Then flip so the fur is all on the outside.
Fold it up in half.
Now thread up your needle and sew the fur so that it stays folded.
Now sew the fur to the hat. We used a whip stitch, but sew it on however you find it easiest.
Hey, look! It's a hat!
And it seems to stand up. That's a plus.
Now get your shiny ornament!
And sew it on as shown.
Downside? Now there's fur everywhere. Oh well.
NOW POSE WITH YOUR MANNEQUIN ARMS!
Yeah, we have a box of mannequin arms.
How Seuss is this?
Now cut out two lengths of ribbon! This way the fish can't swim away. Haha.
Sew them onto the brim of the hat as shown~
Then strap it on your beta fish from Z Gallerie. Or on your giant ceramic greyhound. Or that huge brass monkey Aunt Myrtle gave you that lives in the closet until December when you know she'll be over, cheeseball in tow.
The point is, with scraps and a few minutes, you can turn anything into a decoration.
And let's face it, you're laughing.