Create Your Own Party Hats

Last week I shared all of the decorations from Miss P’s 1st birthday and I said that I would be sharing how I created some of the items.
Today, I will be sharing the little party hats that I created to coordinate with the party.

Here’s the scoop on creating your own.

-Party hats to use as template and recover (I bought a pack of 6 at the Dollar Store)
-Scrapbook paper
-Hot Glue Gun
-Other Embellishments to use to decorate

Start by opening up one of the party hats and taking off the elastic band to use it as a template.

Trace the party hat on the scrapbook paper you are using as the main covering.

Cut out the hat shape.

Take a new hat, not the one you opened to trace, and it is time to recover it. Leave the elastic in place.
Before you glue, dry fit your paper. One side of the paper is longer so make sure you dry fit to make sure it fits properly and covers all the hat.
Glue one side of the paper down at the seam.

Glue along the bottom of the hat and glue down the paper.

Wrap completely and place glue down the last side.

All wrapped and ready for embellishments.

I had some cute pom-pom trim and started by gluing that to the bottom of the hat.

I then took some regular ribbon and created a ruffle to cover the the pom-pom.
I just glued a little bit of ribbon, folded it back on itself and placed a dot of glue and folded it back to make another ruffle.

Ruffle all complete.

I then used my Cricut to cut out a One to add to the hat.
I doubled layered the one and added some glitter to the yellow portion.

All set for the party!

I didn’t stop at just Miss P’s hat, I also created some for the guests to wear in the photo booth.

Here is Miss P wearing her hat while she was eating her cake.

I’m so glad I decided to make her a hat instead of buying one.


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  • Our Pinteresting Family
    June 19, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    They are adorable, Allison. I love the colors of them.