This classic fringe party hat is one of my favorite party projects. I love that you can make them in any color. They are very easy to make and the homemade festooning adds a sweet little touch. I’ve even just bought these basic party hats and added festooning myself to make them a little special. It’s so easy!
Step 1: Use the party hat template to cut out the hat shape.
Step 2: Attach the elastic to the sides using a stapler.
Step 3: Fold up one sheet of tissue paper and cut about 2.5 inches off the top.
Step 4: Fold this strip in half and cut fringe. (Make sure you don’t cut all the way through.)
Step 5: Use your hands to tousle the fringe so it’s not so perfect.
Step 6: Unfold the fringe so it’s in long strips. Begin to twist the fringe together so that it forms a mini garland.
Step 7: Attach the fringe to your party hat using a stapler.
Step 8: Glue a bit of fringe to the top of the hat.
Step 9: Wear and enjoy!
Photos by Sarah Hebenstreit for Oh Happy Day