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Birthday Candle Party Hat

I got inspired last week and now all I want to do is make these fun party hats.  Just like the 3-Layer Cake Hat we made on Monday, this Birthday Candle Party Hat is simple to build with supplies you have at home. This would be sweet for a young child’s birthday and really is super easy to make.


Click through for directions for the whole post. The dotted background was from this potato dot artwork post.

Materials: Paper plate, paper towel tube, acrylic paint, colored tape, tissue paper, thin elastic cording, quick dry tacky glue, exacto knife, scissors, paintbrush

Step 1: Cut the paper towel tube on half.
Step 2: Paint the paper plate and the cardboard tube. Let it dry.
Step 3: Add stripes on the cardboard tube candle with the colored tape. (You could use paint as well).
Step 4: Glue the candle to the middle of the plate.
Step 5: Create the flame for the candle by cutting a rectangle of tissue paper and crumple it up until it looks like a flame. Glue it into the top on the candle.
Step 6: Poke two small holes into the sides of the plate using the exacto blade, and tie the elastic in place.

Ps: Remember the floral party hats? Those were some of my favorite.

Photography by  Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Coordinated by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting by Jessica Heywood
Assisted by Harper Casimiro

  1. Becky Loose From The Zoo

    March 7, 2013

    oh my goodness this is darling! i want to sprinkle it with confetti or glitter and have someone blow it out!


  2. OMySunshine

    March 7, 2013

    Love this idea – I wanted to do Thomas the Train Engine Funnel Hats for my sons bday and this gives me inspiration and a gret template! Thanks!

  3. Sarah

    March 7, 2013

    This is awesome! You could totally incorporate a ring toss game for the kids with this hat too. =)

  4. LARY@ Inspiration Nook

    March 7, 2013

    How fun!

  5. janika R

    March 7, 2013

    This is lovely..Great Idea.

  6. Maria G.

    March 8, 2013

    This is a great idea for one of my kids’ birthday party! This could save me money plus my kids would also love to craft their own party hats. I am planning on something glittery and princess-themed as one of my kids who’s going to celebrate her birthday loves fairy tales and princesses.

  7. Adeeba

    March 11, 2013

    I love this website! This DIY is lovely! It’s one of the coolest-ever website ever! :)

  8. Beckie

    March 12, 2013

    How fun! This is great for kids party! Thanks for sharing this project! :-)

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