Tarina Tarantino's Tiny "Fascinator" Hats


  • Mini costume top hat with elastic band
  • DecoArt acrylic paint
  • DecoArt crackle finish
  • Ribbon, sequins, charms
  • Adornments of your choice


  • Disposable paint brush
  • Fine-grit sanding block or sandpaper
  • Needle and thread
  • Scissors
  • E6000 glue
  • Small cutter pliers
  • Hot glue gun
  • • Jump ring tool
  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Jump ring tool


  1. Paint the mini top hat with the color of your choice. Let dry for 24 hours.
  2. Then apply a crackle coat on top for a distressed texture.
  3. Once dry, take fine-grit sandpaper block and lightly rub across the crown and brim to distress the edges.
  4. Give the brim a more authentic look by curving up the brim with the chin strap as it dries overnight.
  5. Add ribbons, charms, patches, feathers, sequins, etc.

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