Originally Posted by DianeCraft
I don't use wire or an elastic tie. I just hot glue them directly to the paper.
Is there a video somewhere of the wire or elastic? I cannot visualize why you would need to use either.
I assume when people say they use wire or elastic bands they are talking about using them to gather the hat material in the middle to separate the hat body from the fringe. I think someone mentioned using twine- but that would hurt my fingers too much. I use quilting thread and add a bell for the full size candy bars. I use bakers twine (isn't really twine, just string) for the mini candy bars and tie a bow; no bell on the minis. I do not glue the hats to the paper wrappers, seems like more work, and my hats stay on just fine. I like the idea of using the hats on dolls afterward. I think I will take a small stuffed bear with me and put a hat on it for display!