In the springtime, my obsession with flowers hits an all-time high. I especially like experimenting with paper flowers because they’re so easy to work with. These party hats are especially festive. You could pair them with the Giant Paper Flower Party Hats we made earlier this week, or highlight them on their own. They are easy to make and are so fun.
Step 1: Build the party hat (instructions here.)
Step 2: Cut out two small pieces of crepe paper and a two 10 inch pieces of jewelry wire.
Step 3: Crumble one of the crepe paper pieces into a ball and cover the piece of the wire so that the ball folds over the wire.
Step 4: Fold the other piece of crepe paper over the ball and squeeze around the bottom of the ball.
Step 5: Cut small petals out of crepe paper. Shape these petals with your fingers.
Step 6: Begin placing petals around the ball base of the flower and wrap with the second piece of wire to secure in place. Continue until you are satisfied with the look of the petals and have finished the length of the wire.
Step 7: Repeat steps 2-5 until you have 5 crepe paper flowers.
Step 8: Use your X-acto knife to cut out in “X” in your hat and string the flower wire through the “X.”
Step 9: Tape the wire in place on the inside of the hat.
Step 10: Repeat step 7&8 until you’ve used all of the flowers.
Step 11: After measuring around your (or a child’s) chin, cut the elastic and thread through the opposite hole, tying a knot to secure it.