Here’s how to make your own fez.



  • red stiffened felt
  • hot glue gun
  • sharpie
  • scissors
  • fez pattern
  • twine –black or red
  • craft headbands (optional)
  • self healing cutting board (optional)
  • Martha Stewart Screw Punch (optional)


1. Draw pattern on felt

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2. Cut out the felt

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3. For the top, using the screw punch (pictured) punch out a small hole in the center.  Be sure to do this on a cutting board.

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4. Glue together your fez using hot glue.

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5. Wrap the twine around to make your tassel.  Then insert it into the fez top and knot.

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6. Depending on your preference, you might want to add a string to tie down the fez, or glue on a headband.


For the headband, glue only one side of the band.

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For the string tie down, measure around the top of your head down to your chin, and tie it.  Then cut the amount of string you need. Punch a hole on either side of the fez and string through.  You’ll need to knot on either side just so the string doesn’t escape through.

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Thank you to Teen Advisory Board member Kara Eng for coming up with this craft.


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