Mirror Hat Boxes

for  Ellison

size: 12"

  • Mirror Hat Boxes


  • Round papier-mache hat box, 12”
  • Mirror, 12” circle
  • Print paper, in pattern of choice
  • Adhesive-back felt sheet, in color of choice
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Ribbon, 24” length
  • Buttons (for flower centers)
  • Sawtooth hanger


  • Ellison Sizzix BIGkick or Big Shot Machine
  • Ellison Sizzix Bigz Die: Flower (655968), Build a Flower #2 by Scrappy Cat
  • Ellison Sizzix Originals Dies: Flourish by Scrappy Cat (655683), Phrase: Live (656080)
  • Craft glue
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Paintbrush
  • Newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • 1. On covered work surface, paint inside and outside of box black. Let dry.
  • 2. Follow manufacturer's instructions to use die-cut machine to cut Flourishes from felt sheet. Remove backing from Flourishes; press on sides of box. Press one Flourish on top of box.
  • 3. Use machine to die-cut Flower from pattern-print paper. Glue flower on top of flourish. Glue button on flower center. Use machine to die-cut "Live" from pattern-print paper. Glue phrase on top of box.
  • 4. Measure and cut 24" ribbon length. For hanger, glue ribbon ends on sides on back of box. Tie bow on center of ribbon length.
  • 5. Glue circle mirror inside box. Let dry.
  • 6. Attach sawtooth hanger on back of box.
  • Note
  • 1. Adults, help kids when using die-cut machine.