How to Make a Paper Leprechaun Hat

Bring out your festive side, and wear a leprechaun hat for St. Patrick's Day this year.

By: Abigail Barnes

  • green card stock (1-2 shades)
  • craft knife
  • ruler
  • paper scoring tool

Print and Cut Pieces

Download and print the leprechaun hat pattern, and cut the pieces out of green card stock. After cutting out the rectangular sides, score the teeth, and fold them to the inside. Roll the sides into a cylinder shape.

Secure Brim

Cut the brim of the hat, and slightly roll up the long sides using a pencil (Image 1). Fold the teeth up, and dry fit the brim to the cylinder piece to ensure a good fit. Once you get your desired shape, apply hot glue to brim edges and attach to the cylinder piece (Images 2 and 3). 

Attach Top of Hat

Use a 3-inch hole punch to cut out the top of the hat, and attach on the opposite end of the brim with hot glue.

Add Finishing Touches

Attach a wide black ribbon and square-shaped gold paper with hot glue to make the band and buckle, and add any other decorative touches. Attach the finished hat to a plain headband with hot glue. You're ready to show off your festive look!

Keep Reading

Next Up

Landscape Design Supplies and Materials

How to choose the best landscape design supplies and materials for your next residential landscaping project

How to Make Rolled Paper Roses

Paper flowers fashioned from old book pages, newspaper or brown Kraft paper are a frugal alternative to store-bought ribbons and bows.

How to Make Crepe Paper Flowers

Crepe paper is easy to work with and creates realistic flowers that are perfect for gift toppers or placed in a vase during spring. Make three different types — peonies, daisies and tulips.

How to Make Paper Flowers for a Wedding Bouquet

Pretty, inexpensive and long-lasting, paper flower bouquets are perfect wedding mementos. Learn how to make paper flowers for your bridesmaids and flower girls with this tutorial.

How to Make Folded Paper Rosettes

Use this basic technique to turn scrapbooking paper, wallpaper or colored cardstock into a festive decoration.

Perk Up With Pretty Paper + Office Supplies

Time to buy that fancy ballpoint pen. 

How to Make Christmas Paper Star Decorations

Turn basic card stock into a stunningly affordable holiday star decoration with this easy DIY project.
More from:

St. Patrick's Day

On TV

Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.