DIY Party Hats

As promised, we wanted to share how we made the party hats we did for Stella's birthday party! They are so easy and you can embellish them how ever you want!
There are so many amazing DIY party hats out there, this is just our take on them. All you need to start is your favorite scrapbooking paper, a cheap paper party hat, ribbon (satin or sheer), crepe paper, faux feathers, embellishments of your choice, scissors, a stapler and a hot glue gun!

You can take apart an old or new paper party hat (that you can get at any party store) just to use as a template. We already had a template that we have been using. Just trace the shape of the hat onto the back of the paper you are making your new party hat of. Once traced just follow the lines and cut.
Then just wrap the end of the hat around and shape into a cone and staple. (You can use a glue gun if you want to glue the seems together.)
Its okay if there is a little hole in the top.

Use your glue gun to put a dab of glue in the hole at the top of the hat and then stick your feathers in.
Next your are going to take your crepe paper (we LOVE Ribbonsetc crepe paper...its actually sewn down the center so it is already ruffled) and glue it around the bottom of your hat. Make sure that you glue the crepe paper in the middle so that there is an overlay on the top and bottom. (The middle of the crepe paper should be toward the bottom of the hat)
Then take the top of the crepe paper and pull in down and little bit and the bottom and pull it up just to give it some dimension.
Then you are going to take your two even strips of ribbon and glue them on the inside of either side of the hat. You can use any kind of ribbon you like, satin or sheer.
We also glued a strip of different textured ribbon in the middle of the crepe paper.

Lastly, we just embellished the front with a paper rosette with a gem in the middle.
Making the rosette is very simple as well. Take peek at our tutorial here. (Scroll down to the 9th picture and just follow the simple instructions)

These hats are so cute just to put as a decoration in your daughter's room, or to give as a gift!

If you don't feel crafty leave us a comment on how you would use this hat, we will choose a winner and send you the sweet one pictured above.
If you do feel like trying to make one or many of your own, let us know what your are going to be making them for. Patricia from
Ribbonetc has been sweet enough to offer a giveaway of a three pack of her fabulous crepe paper to use on your party hats!!


Lindsay said...

OH my daughter turns one next week and this would be perfect for her party hat at her birthday party. LOVE it. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

RockerJewlz said...

Aw, I have just the sweet girl to receive the party hat you niece would just love it! Thanks for the giveaway. I was drawn here by your card on Cupcakes Take the Cake blog:

A Blissful Nest said...

so cute! What a great tutorial.

Anonymous said...

I love Icing Designs. Kellie and Melissa are best ever.

Anonymous said...

This hat seems larger than regular birthday hats - was your template larger? And if so, where did you find it? I am trying to make a princess hat for halloween. Thank you.

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