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Party Hats 101

Materials Needed: Exacto knife, Cutting Board, Cardstock, Scotch Tape, Tissue Paper, and Floral Wire.

I looked at a few stores for party hats that were all one color but all I could find were large hats. I think that hats look much cuter on the small side, so I made my own. I bought a pack of small hats and made a template. Here is a pdf template of a party hat to print out if you need one. Just print it out and use it to cut out the shape onto cardstock.

After you cut out the shape put the tab through the slit and tape it down on the inside. You can decorate the hats anyway you want but I will show you two that I made. The first one is the flower hat. Follow the directions here to make the napkin ring-sized pompoms. Then poke a small hole with your exacto knife where you want to put the flower. Tape the wire on the inside of the hat. Attach ribbons and voila! The second type you just measure out a two inch wide strip of tissue paper the length of the bottom of the hat. Double up the tissue and fold it in half. Then cut it 2/3 of the way through to create the fringe. Wrap it around the bottom of the hat with the fringe facing upwards. Scrunch the fringe so it is fluffy. Then take some leftover fringe and wrap it around the floral wire, scrunch it up so it is fluffy. Then put the wire through the hole at the top and tape it on the inside. Add ribbons and there you have it!

  1. thewindhover

    April 9, 2008

    How wonderful! I’ll definitely be trying these… thank you! (and for being able to read your beautiful ideas day by day)

  2. R-Eight

    April 9, 2008

    We’re going to do this for Sara’s birthday party in a couple of weeks.

  3. Chic and Charming

    April 9, 2008

    So fun! I’ll have to make a special birthday hat the next time one of my girlfriends has a birthday.

  4. eRiCa

    April 9, 2008

    Thanks! How long would you say the ribbon needs to be?

  5. JJB

    April 9, 2008

    Thanks for more instructions. Now I’m looking for an excuse to party!

  6. love.boxes

    April 9, 2008

    Darling. You are so amazing Jordan.

  7. simply seleta

    April 9, 2008

    ::This is so wonderful::

    I love party hats and have made them before, but now I have the perfect template. The simplicity in design coupled with the fringe makes them extra special + super fun!

  8. Steph

    April 9, 2008

    Thanks for the tutorial Jordan. I was looking on OhDeeDoh and saw this listed unde rthe craigslist scavenger:

    don’t you think Moses needs it? I wish I was in the area so I could snatch it up!

  9. J&S

    April 9, 2008

    Hooray. Thank you!

  10. J&S

    April 9, 2008

    Hooray. Thank you!

  11. mommacurran

    April 9, 2008

    Precious. Now I need a little girl to wear them.

  12. Jean

    April 10, 2008

    These are sweet! Thanks for providing how-to instructions.

  13. just add cake

    April 10, 2008

    These are fabulous. Thanks for the instructions!

  14. christyhulsey

    April 11, 2008

    love them!

  15. Penelope Toop

    April 7, 2009

    Hi Jordan!

    I just wanted to say that I absolutely adore your blog. I’ve been following it for a while now and even tried one of your projects {Party Hats}. They turned out darling and I’m so glad that you were gracious enough to share that and your other ideas. I’ve become a blogger recently and highlighted your Party Hat project on my page {}.

    Thanks again and hopefully we can keep in touch through the medium of blogging.

    Have a blessed day!
    Prin of Penelope Too

  16. Marta

    February 24, 2011

    Hi, hi, hi, Jordan ! What a great and cute idea… I'd like to try but the link for the template is not working :((((
    Can you help me to get it?
    Thank you so much !

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