Step 2: Cut an 11” Black Circle with 6 ¾" circle cut out of the middle, cut 2- 6x12" rectangles and 2- 1 1/2x12" strips
Step 3: Staple the two rectangles together, end-to-end to make one 6x24" piece.
Step 4: Score a 1/4" line along the entire 24" rectangle.
Step 5: Fold along the scored line to make a shelf for the glue.
Step 6: Carefully, and slowly, glue the small circle to the top of the shelf made in step 5, turning the circle as you go and stapling the ends of the rectangle to make a cylinder
Step 7: Slide the 11" ring around the cylinder, leaving about 1/4" sticking out the bottom.
Step 8: Carefully glue the ring in place.
Step 9: Staple the red strips together, wrap around the base of the hat above the brim.
Step 10: Decorate the hat as you like. I used the Cricut Home for the Holidays wreath. (I also thought it would be fun to use some small ornaments) I put a thin layer of fake snow on the top of the hat to hide some of the seams and my sticks when I turned the hat into a candy bar bouquet but you could easily stop here and be done.
Step 11: Cut a piece of floral foam to fit under the hat (about 5 3/4")
*This must be about the place I was rushed because I quit taking pictures, sorry!
Step 12: Glue candybars (or gift cards, oranaments, small toys, etc) to the top of some wooden skewers and carefully stick the skewers into the top of the hat, down into the floral foam.