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Fabric Covered and Stenciled Hat Boxes

By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Hat boxes are perfect for storing bulky items in your closet.
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Skill Level: Beginner


Plaid ® Hot Glue Gun Helpers
Item #16288
Take the sting and mess out of working with hot glue guns. Our one-of-a-kind set of must-have tools will banish your hot glue woes! Set includes a mat, finger caps, tweezers, a paddle and a press wand. Created by Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza.


FolkArt ® Enamels™ - Violet Pansy, 2 oz.
Item #4029
Durable acrylic paint for glass and ceramics. Top-rack dishwasher safe when cured. All colors are certified AP non-toxic and waterbased. Do not use in direct contact with food.


Mod Podge ® Fabric, 8 oz.
Item #CS11218
Decoupage on fabric … why not? Simply use Fabric Mod Podge to apply paper prints or fabric swatches to wearables, totes, banners and more! An exciting new way to embellish your clothes and your home. As a sealer, machine washable in cold water, gentle cycle after 72 hours. Mod Podge ® is an all in one decoupage glue, sealer and finish.


Mod Podge ® Jewel Glue, 2 oz.
Item #CS12954
This fast-drying, machine washable glue is perfect for adding a little sparkle to your projects. The glue dries clear and flexible, making it perfect for both fabric and curved surfaces.


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Other Supplies
3 Hat boxes
Low-tac tape
Stencil paintbrush
Tape measure
Decorator weight fabric
Wax paper
Foam paintbrush
Hot Glue


1. Stenciling on the lids: Tape the stencil to the top of the lid.  Pool Violet Pansy paint onto wax paper.  Dip the stencil brush into the paint and tap of the excess paint.  Working in an up and down fashion, paint the stencil motif onto the top of the lid.  Carefully remove the stencil and allow to dry.  Glue gems to the design.

2. Covering the lids with fabric: Trace around the lid onto the backside of a piece of fabric.  Working 1/4 “ on the inside of the drawn line, cut out the circle shape.  Apply fabric Mod Podge to the back of the fabric.  Position onto the top of the hatbox and allow to dry.

3. Covering the sides with fabric motifs: Cut designs from fabric, coat the backside with fabric Mod Podge and position on the sides of the boxes.  Smooth with your fingers and allow to dry.

4. Covering the sides with solid piece of fabric:  Measure around the hatbox.  Add 2 inches for overlap to the length.  Measure the height of the hatbox.  Add 5 inches to the measurement.  Apply fabric Mod Podge to the hatbox, center the fabric on the box and press down.  Continue adding Mod Podge and pressing the fabric.  When you reach the end, fold back the fabric and glue with Mod Podge to create a clean edge.  Hot glue to secure.  Allow to dry for 1 hour.  Hot glue the excess fabric to the bottom of the box and to the inside of the box.

5. Embellishments: Hot glue ribbons around the boxes.  Add gems or other embellishments.


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