TOP's Alive Hat DIY
I really want all their accessories, but I can't afford them. Therefore I decided to make myself some replicas of their cute stuff. Here's TOP's hat!!
Black clay, gold clay (or mix of clay), pliers, screw eyes, aluminum, exacto knife, brush, gloss, glitter.
Step 1: Gather some black polymer clay, roll into a ball.
Step 2: Flatten clay; To make the base of the hat, make a little circle and set it aside.
Step 3: Gather some more black polymer clay and make it into a ball.
Step 4: Flatten it. Using the exacto knife, cut into a rectangle.
Step 5: Make the rectangle a little thinner.
Step 6: Attach the rectangle to the base [little circle].
Step 7: Blend in the edges of both pieces as much as you can.
Step 8: Using left over clay make half a circle.
Step 9: Attach the "half a circle" piece onto the hat.
Step 10: Grab more clay to begin the chain and the decorations. (I don't have gold looking clay so I mixed)
Step 11: Make this gold wad of clay into a ball.
Step 12: Apply some yellow/gold glitter to make it sparkle.
Step 13: [not shown] Make a little circle for the decoration and attach onto the hat like on the picture.
Step 14: Roll out a thin little strip of the gold clay.
Step 15: Attach onto the cap of the hat and on top of the cap to resemble the chains. Blend it in as much as you can.
Step 16: Make 2 little circles and attach at the end of the "chains".
Step 17: Add as much detail as you can to the gold decorations.
Step 18: Grab blue and black (I used white) clay for the feathers.
Step 19: Attach the feathers onto the top of the hat.
Step 20: Dig in a little silver screw eye, pinning down the feathers as well to secure them in place.
Step 21: Bake the hat according to the instructions on your clay wrapper on the aluminum foil.
Step 22: Apply gloss if desired with brush. Use pliers to grab the screw eye while applying the gloss.
Step 23: Use as a cellphone charm, earring, or as a miniature decoration for your room!
Note: My hand was extremely shaky. I wanted to do GD's King Hat but I don't know what it looks like from the back or from the right side. Anyways I had fun doing this. I hope you guys like my DIY tutorial. It looks better when it's not on a pic.. the camera catches every single little detail.. It makes me feel kinda bad hahaha.