DIY 4th of July Decorations with Cricut | 3D SVG Uncle Sam Hat

Created on:

June 20, 2023

Updated on:

February 8, 2024

Written by Kelsey Sergi

Let's make DIY 4th of July Decorations - together we will create a centerpiece with a free 3D SVG file of Uncle Sam's Hat!

DIY 4th of July Decorations with Cricut | a 3d Uncle sam hat made out of paper and glitter paper with free svg files and new paper flower template download

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For 4th of July Decorations I wanted to start big with a 3D version of Uncle Sam's hat with a new free paper flower template for you to make! These centerpieces are sure to wow your 4th of July party guests and get them excited to see what other creative party decorations you can come up with!

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Materials and Tools Needed

Download the Free 3D SVG File

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Plus: You can grab even more 4th of July SVG free download files here.

Cricut Design Space Set up

This SVG is similar to my others - you just download, upload, and go. I resized mine to max out a 12x12 piece of paper for the hat. On Cricut Design Space this means one piece cannot be bigger than 11.5x11.5 inches. Please remember if you are resizing, you need to resize the whole file and not just individual pieces.

cricut design space set up for the free 4th of july svg file

You can change any colors here and add more flowers by duplicating if you would like. Per usual, I cut everything out using the medium cardstock setting on fast mode but this will depend on the sharpness of your blades and your materials.

Assembling your DIY 4th of July Decorations

Assembling the 3D Hat

how to assemble the dit 4th of july decorations - a paper centerpiece that looks like uncle sams hat with paper flowers

You will fold in on all of the flaps and glue the side together keeping the side flap on the inside.

how to assemble the dit 4th of july decorations - a paper centerpiece that looks like uncle sams hat with paper flowers - attaching the hat together

Next, add the top and bottom with craft glue or hot glue. The smaller circle goes on the top and the larger on the bottom (smaller side). \

adding on decor pieces to the paper uncle sam hat

I added my white panels next with hot glue. I placed them on the seam, across and then the other two in the middle.

adding on the wrap to the uncle sam paper hat

Attach your blue wrap around piece as close and tight to the base as possible.

3d star made out of paper

Make your 3D stars by folding on the perforation lines and then pinching slightly towards the center. Glue these onto the 3D hat on the blue wrap in any pattern you would like.

Assembling the Free Flower Template

rolling a paper flower with a ball roller to give it shape

Start by using your ball roller or the back of a teaspoon to round the petals.

assembling paper flowers for the diy 4th of july decortations

Each flower will have 2 larger petals and 4 smaller petal layers. I started with the larger and glued them back to back so the rounded petals were opposite and then off centered them

assembling a free paper flower templatefor diy 4th of july decorations made on cricut

Next, I off centered two of the smaller petal layers, one red and one white, these will both face the same way. Then attached this to the larger base. Then I repeated this for the top two layers. I also layered them one petal over another.

attaching the center to the diy paper flowers for 4th of july

Finally, I rolled up the center.  I am using glitter paper, so I roll this on the inside. I glue the end down and then the center to the center of the flower. You will fan this center out which will show the glitter!

finished paper flower template for 4th of july

Roll the "Sparklers"

rolling up the glitter paper for the diy 4th of july centerpieces

The sparkler looking pieces, you will roll from the plain end to the star end and with the glitter (if you used it) on the outside.

assembling the pieces together for the diy 4th of july decorations

Then you will attach these to the center of the top of the hat and then surround these with the assembled flowers!

finished diy 4th of july decorations | a paper uncle sam hat with paper flowers

You have then finished your DIY 4th of July Decorations!

a diy 4th of july decoration - a paper centerpiece that looks like an uncle sam hat with paper flowers and glitter "sparklers" on top

Stay Crafty!

Kelsey Sergi - the owner and crafter at Dinosaur Mama.

Hi crafters! I'm Kelsey and I am here to bring you new original craft projects and free SVG files for your cutting machines every week!

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