4 Easy Steps To Create A DIY Party Hat

The New Year is upon us so I thought this would be the perfect DIY project to allow you to celebrate NYE in style! These hats are super simple and easy to customise, making them perfect for both kids and adults!

This homemade party hat idea is perfect for New Year's, Birthdays  leaving dos, etc. They are super simple to make and use card, glue, scissors and tinsel.



What You Will Need 

1. Hat template (I based mine on this one from Almost Makes Perfect)
2. Scissors and pencil
3. Double sided tape or glue gun
4. Decorations - I used tinsel
5. String or elastic

Step  1. Create The Template 

Due to my printer being out of ink, I was unable to print Almost Makes Perfect's template so I went old school and sketched it out by hand with the help of a pencil and 20cm plate. Using a plate this size created a beautiful kid's sized hat / mini hat for any fun loving adult.

Step 2. Make Your Cone 

This homemade party hat idea is perfect for New Year's, birthday parties, leaving dos etc. They are super simple to make and are easily customisable so great for both kids and adults!

Roll your template until it forms a cone-like shape and where the edges meet, glue it together either using double sided tape or a glue gun. Make sure you press these edges down lightly until they are well and truly stuck. If you don't already have a hole in the top just snip off the point to reveal one; this will make it easier when adding your tassel as I did above.


Step 3. Add The String

When using elastic, measure out enough for it to sit comfortably round your chin. Personally I'm not a great fan of elastic so I opted for a tie up string option. When using string you will need to cut two equal lengths which will allow you to tie under your chin once attached to the inside of your cone, I cut 2 x 40cm lengths of string.

Once you have either your elastic or string you will need to attach them to the inside of the cone using sellotape. I recommend making sure the fold of the cone will face backwards when the hat is on your head.


Step 4. Decorate - YAY

This homemade party hat idea is perfect for New Year's, birthday parties, leaving dos etc. They are super simple to make and are easily customisable so great for both kids and adults!

I wanted a bit of razz ma tazz going on with my hats so I glue gunned tinsel around the bottom. I also snipped a bit off and popped it in the hole at the top. With your amazing creative skills (which I know you have!) you can turn these cones into anything you want. Why not stick some polka dots on by cutting out coloured paper circles; or you could cover it in PVA glue and then throw gently add glitter to it.

Whatever you do, make sure you tag me on Twitter or Instagram, I'd love to see your creations.



I hope you all have a lovely New Year's Eve, whether it be sat at home drinking left over mulled wine or at a party dancing your pants off (whilst wearing your rather fetching new party hat)!

Make sure you pop back for my next post as I'll be giving you my free new year's resolution printables. These will be the perfect document to write down your new year's resolutions on!

This beautifully designs free resolution sheet is perfect for anyone to frame or stick on their wall to help them keep on track with their goals.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *

© Lauren Welland