I follow Sarah over at Thrifty Decor Chick. She's so much fun, and has wonderful ideas. Nothing seems to intimidate her. I really admire that.
Last year, she made some very cute knockoff Santa Hats, and she shared her tutorial for making them. I had to have a pair, too, so here is my version in brown velvet with gold leather hatbands. I've seen other versions on Pinterest, as well. Hope you like mine!
(I love my choir birdies, as well!)