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Butterfly Party Hats

I’m excited to share this Butterfly Party Hat project today. This is something I worked on last year and so it’s fun to finally let it see the light of day. Sometimes I come up with a concept and when I actually go to make it, it doesn’t come together. With this one I made three different versions until I was happy with it. It’s really fun to put together the different colors and patterns. This would be great for a birthday party! See all the photos and instructions (including pdf templates) below!

Butterfly Party Hats | Oh Happy Day!

Butterfly Party Hats | Oh Happy Day!

Butterfly Party Hats | Oh Happy Day!

Butterfly Party Hats | Oh Happy Day!

Butterfly Party Hats | Oh Happy Day!

Butterfly Party Hats | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: Colored cardstock (we’ve got lots of colors in our shop!), party hat template, butterfly wing template, pencil, scissors, glue, elastic

Step 1: Research butterfly wings online to find inspiration for your wing patterns. Then cut out the butterfly wing templates. You can use the wing templates to draw out the wing pattern you want (or trace them onto a piece of printer paper and plan out your design there.)
Step 2: Trace the wing template onto 2 pieces of cardstock. (This will be your wing base, so make sure they’re the same color.)
Step 3: Now that you’re done with the wing template, you can use it to cut out the shapes for the inside of your wing pattern in corresponding cardstock colors. Just make sure you always cut out 2 of each shape (for each wing.)
Step 4: Glue the shapes onto both of the wing bases you traced earlier. Once the glue has dried, cut out the wings.
Step 5: Use the party hat template to build a party hat base (detailed instructions here) and attach elastic.
Step 6: Fold over the dedicated flaps on the wings and glue them onto the hat base in a slight diagonal. You want the top of the wings to meet at the top of the hat and the “body” of the butterfly to create a slight triangle. The wings will attach more to the front of the hat.

Butterfly Party Hats | Oh Happy Day!

Photos by Sarah Hebenstreit for Oh Happy Day

  1. Paige

    May 13, 2015

    These hats are so cute!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  2. Manuela G.

    May 13, 2015

    Hello! I can not write very well in english, but I follow your blog for a long time and you propose things too cute. Congratulations! These butterfly hats are really beautiful and original!
    Manuela

  3. Mel

    May 13, 2015

    OMG These are so much fun! I could see kids absolutely adoring this. What a fun idea :) Perfect for spring parties too. I wonder if my girlfriends would sport them haha Thanks for the DIY!

    xx, mel
    http://melinspired.com

  4. Angel

    May 13, 2015

    my daughter is having a butterfly/bug theme party in the woods and this would be perfect.

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