Sunday, May 19, 2013

DIY Party Hats

 Party hats are a birthday staple, but ever notice there are not a lot of store-bought options? Even solid colors are hide to find, so I decided to make my own to coordinate our party theme.

What you'll need:
Party hat template
Scrapbook paper
Glue (Elmers & hot glue)
Tissue paper
Thin elastic 
Utility knife

1. Trace your party hat template on to scrapbook paper (you can search the web if you don't have a template) and cut along the borders.

2. Fold to shape your cone and glue the seam together.

3. Embellish with tissue paper fringe along the bottom edge with glue.

4. Glue a pom-pom to the top.

5. Cut a piece of elastic. Tape each end of the elastic to the inside left and right side of the hat.

Details from our Doc McStuffins party coming soon!

That's it! Your very own customized hats!

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  1. I love cute DIY party hats! Would also love for you to come link this up on Party In Polka Dots!!


  2. Adorable! I love the little additions of the tissue fringe and little pom pom!

  3. These are fantastic! Stopped by from the ready, set, pin party and pinned these!
    Corey from

  4. These are great! Super adorable! Stopping over from the Bowdabra Blog Showcase!

  5. these are so cute! If you get a chance, please share this on my linky party:

    1. Thanks for linking up! Hope to see more from you on the next party.

  6. These are so sweet, what a great idea :)

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Mondays ,,,,

  7. Brandy these are so cute!! I'm hopping over from Jill's blog hop. Hugs!

  8. So cute! I'd love if you'd like up to The DIY'ers:

  9. Lovely hats.I would definitely try them out on my daughter's upcoming birthday party.She is surely going to like this.

  10. Too cute! Thanks for sharing! Pinned ;) Stopped by as a visitor from the What I Learned Wednesday link up ....and am leaving here your newest GFC follower! :*) Excited to have come across your blog and am looking forward to your future posts!! Would love to have you stop by and visit me at sometime :) . . . Have a fabulous day, Brandy!

  11. That's a good idea! You are such a brilliant mom! Lucky kids... :)

    hugs xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  12. Adorable party hats! I have a first birthday looming for my little one and so this is the perfect kind of inspiration I need!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  13. I have a friend who supplies the materials at her New Year's Eve party and then let's everyone go crazy with making their own party hats. So fun!

    Popping in from Oh, Mrs. Tucker!

  14. adorable! I love the fringe!!! perfect! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays and for the link back :o) Can't wait to see what you bring next week. Emily @ Nap-Time Creations
    oh, and I just posted looking for some help with my blog... maybe you can offer some advice?

  15. Adorable hats! They are probably better than the store bought ones!

    Just became your newest follower on FC!

  16. Those are so cute! Great work :)
    Found you at A Glimpse Inside!

  17. You are being featured! Today I am putting our featured post up early for the holiday weekend! Come see the post later!

  18. What a fun project! I like that you can make them to match your party theme. Thank you for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster.

    Fluster Buster

  19. Adorable, much better than the ready made ones!

  20. These are so adorable!! You did a great job. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.

  21. I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  22. Very cute! Thanks so much for sharing your party hat post at my Say G'day Saturday linky party.

    Best wishes and hope to see you again this weekend!
    Natasha in Oz

  23. Thank you for sharing at the hop! xo

  24. How fun are you? Very! These are adorably sweet and festive. Thanks for sharing.

  25. Hey there! Thanks for linking up such an awesome project! Stop by again next week and link up another awesome project for us to see!

    Have a great week,

  26. These are very cute and adorable.

    I would like to invite you to share your favorite projects/crafts/fashion/photography/recipes/humor/personal advice/blog tips and tricks at Pin It Monday Hop, It's a Pinterest Party (Link). Come over, have fun and get pinned. I hope to see you there.

    Pursuit of Functional Home

  27. Love the hats! What a cute idea. My little girl would likely rip it right off her head, so maybe this is a project I need to bookmark for a few years from now. Thanks for sharing.

  28. These are so fun! I love the little pom pom on the top :) My boys would have fun making their own hats. A Craft and a hat! Perfect :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  29. Hi there, I just featured your party hats on my linky party. Here is the link and be sure to link up another great idea to inspire others. Thanks

  30. Hi just featured you on my linky party today. Be sure to link up another fabulous idea...another party is LIVE and going on now.

  31. such a great idea! having the kids (or adults!) make their own hats. great job!