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Easy Pilgrim Hat Placeholders

Pilgrim Hat Placeholders

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it is never too early to be planning your meal and table decorations. These cute pilgrim hat placeholders are the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table!  They are simple to make and add a fun and personalized touch to your dinner decor.  So keep reading and I’ll show you the complete how-to to make your own Pilgrim Hat Placeholders.

Just a few supplies (a little foam, some paper and some paint) and you’ll have the cutest placeholders ever!  These are perfect for both the kid’s and the adult’s Thanksgiving table.

Supplies needed to make this project:

  • FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam: 9″ cone
  • FloraCraft® StyroCutter® Plus
  • Acrylic Paint: Black
  • Foam Brush
  • Cardstock: Black, Yellow
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun and Glue
  • Metallic Sharpie

Pilgrim Hat Placeholders - supplies


You will begin by cutting a section from the top of the foam cones using the StyroCutter Plus so that they are approximately 3.25″ tall.

If the top isn’t quite flat, you can use a little sandpaper to smooth the top of the foam or press the foam on a flat surface.

Pilgrim Hat Placeholders

Next you will paint your foam using a foam brush and black craft paint.  You might want to do two coats of paint so that the cones are completely covered.

While you are waiting for the paint to dry, use a bowl or other round surface to trace a circle onto the black cardstock. This circle should be about 2″-3″ in bigger than the bottom of the foam cone.

Pilgrim Hat Placeholders

Then cut out a black buckle and a yellow strip of paper.  Glue the buckle on the yellow strip.

Next glue the yellow strip to the bottom of the black foam cone.  Because the cone is angled, you have two choices.  You can either let the top of the yellow strip rest loosely against the top, or you can wrap the yellow strip tightly on the cone and trim the excess off the bottom.  This will give the yellow strip an angled look to it but will keep it flush against the cone.  Either way is just fine, it’s your preference.

Pilgrim Hat Placeholders

Attach the black cardstock circle to the bottom of the foam cone using glue and then use a metallic sharpie to write the names of your guests onto the “brim” of the pilgrim hat.

Pilgrim Hat Placeholders

And there you have the cutest little pilgrim hat placeholders ever!

Pilgrim Hat Placeholders

Do you decorate your table for Thanksgiving?



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