Santa Claus Hat
Ho..Ho..Ho! Old Saint Nick has left his Santa Claus hat behind. Who doesn’t recognize this elegant crimson Christmas hat with the fluffy brim and pompom tassel?
Use a little crushed dichroic glass to add a little glitter to the brim of your hat. The pattern is very simple and can be adjusted to fit your particular designing needs.
This is one of the new Christmas craft ideas for this year. Brighten everyone’s holidays by making these hats for all of your friends. It is sure to be a hit with everyone on your list.
MaterialsRed glassWhite glassGlass cleaner of choiceBeeswax or Chap StickGlass sawKilnPrepared kiln shelfProtective glassesTwo part EpoxyPin Back
1. Sketch and cut out the design.
2. Situate the paper pattern on the suitable shade glass and draw about the guide with a permanent marker. Liberally cover the drawing with beeswax or Chap Stick.
3. A glass saw is required to cut out the shape. Cut close to the shape to maintain the outline and all the minute details.
4. Sponge down with dish soap and dip in clean water or employ glass cleaner to get rid of all design and scum. Dry the objects.
5. Position the sections on a primed kiln ledge and put the shelf in the unit. At all times grasp the glass by the side to prevent fingerprints.
6. Close the top or access. Switch on the unit.
7. Examine the fused piece at about 1325 degrees Fahrenheit. While peeping at your hot glass wear glasses with IR and UV shield.
8. Once the glass possesses your required look, switch off and unplug the kiln. If the unit is assembled with heavy fire bricks, you can allow it to cool down by it’s self. On the other hand if it is assembled with ceramic fiber, the kiln must be left on and supervised so that it does not cool down more than about 300 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
9. Once the pyrometer drops underneath 100 degrees Fahrenheit, the unit may be opened.
10. As soon as the project has cooled to room temperature, you can add a brooch back. Hold on the brooch back with a two part epoxy.
Santa Claus Hat Pattern
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Santa Claus Hat to Glass Fusing Made Easy
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