20 Nov 2019

Top Hat Table Place Settings

This month I've been playing with the fab Smiling Jack-O-Lantern SVG file from Simply Crafty SVGs. I know, I'm too late for halloween, but I love the little hat cut file that's included with this file, and its too good not to make use of in some other way. I've found that its so versatile for lots of occasions and uses. I’m sharing the few variations that I’ve made here, but this top hat can be made in other colours and with other decorations, and be used throughout the year.

I think that this little hat is the perfect size for place settings. My first set will be used on my Christmas table. It's so easy to add a little label with guest's names.

I made a hat band by taking the hat base, and proportionately increasing its size a tiny bit. I just added a few other cut file elements and a few tiny die cuts, and ensured that all the decorations were attached to the hat band, and not to the hat. That makes it an easy job to change out the band and decorations to use the place settings again for a completely different occasion.

By adding these elements to cocktail sticks the decorations can be used with the hat, or for other purposes too. These cocktail sticks were coloured using a metallic 'Sharpie' marker.

Now here is a version in lighter colour that looks completely different. With appropriate decorations wouldn't these look elegant on a wedding table?

I'm sure that you can think of many more variations. I hope you'll enjoy using this file as much as I have.

Janet, DT Member Simply Crafty SVGs

Blog: Crafting Quine
Instagram: @CraftingQuine

Files Used:
Simply Crafty SVGs Jack-O-Lantern

Other Digital Files: 
Holly Sprig by Deborah Stine (Studio or SVG)
New Year Cut Out Card (topper) by Alaa (Studio or SVG)
New Year Baby Peeking Card (elements) by Snapdragon Snippets (Studio or SVG)
Square Gift Box with Bow (bow) by Lori Whitlock (Studio or SVG)