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Giant Paper Flower Party Hats DIY

Today we are sharing a Giant Paper Flower Party Hat! These are perfect for a spring or summer party. Surprise all your friends with a big and bold statement! It’s been a few years since I introduced my first party hat tutorial, this party hat is based off that template.

Materials: Party Hat Template, X-Acto Knife, Colored Paper, Elastic, Scissors, Jewelry Wire, Glue Gun, Crepe Paper

Step 1: After building your party hat (instructions here,) cut out ten or more large petal shapes out of crepe paper.
Step 2: Shape petals with your fingers.
Step 3: Cut out two pieces of crepe paper and two 10-inch pieces of jewelry wire.
Step 4: 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 5: Fold the other piece of crepe paper over the ball and squeeze around the bottom of the ball.
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: Use your X-acto knife to cut out in “X” in your hat and string the flower wire through the “X.”
Step 8: Hot glue the wire in place on the inside of the hat.
Step 10: Party time!

Photography by  Heather Zweig for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Stacy Wichelhaus
Crafting and styling by Caitlin Barker
Assisted by Harper Casimiro

  1. The New Diplomat's Wife

    April 8, 2013

    favorite party hats yet from the series – these would be darling for a little girls bday party…or then again, maybe a big girls’ one too (i wouldn’t complain if someone made one for me! 😉 )

  2. mary

    April 8, 2013


  3. Sarah | Sarah The Architect

    April 8, 2013

    These are super cute!! Perfect for spring.

  4. claude

    April 8, 2013

    lovely! looks like poppies, my favorite flowers!

  5. Melissa

    April 8, 2013

    Gosh! I am so torn as to which party hat to do for my Little’s first birthday. I was determined to use your Party Hat DIY with crepe paper around the bottom but these are AWESOME! Maybe a combo of both! Thank you!

  6. sarah

    April 8, 2013

    What an adorable idea!


  7. annaofgreengable

    April 8, 2013

    I don’t know what girl wouldn’t want to wear this! Great use of a party hat. I could even see this for a bridal shower party photo op, too.

  8. RocknGiu

    April 8, 2013

    Wonderful! I love paper flowers 😀

  9. Kate

    April 8, 2013

    YES THANKS! I’m going to make a few of these flowers for my May floral-themed photo shoot.

  10. Kaisa

    April 8, 2013

    I just want to make myself such hat and wear it outside. Maybe then spring will finally realize that it’s time to arrive. 😉

  11. Sincerely Sammie

    April 8, 2013

    Okay, these party hats are too cute! Great project for kids and great fashion statement for adults! 🙂

  12. Tanya

    April 8, 2013

    So cute. Going to make some for a friend’s birthday dinner party. Surprise…what fun! And no we are not kids…well maybe we are.

  13. Emma . Pigs & Roses

    April 9, 2013

    Ooh! I love these heads!

  14. Kacie

    April 9, 2013

    I absolutely love these. What a great way to jazz up a party hat. I need an excuse to throw a party!


  15. Brenny

    April 10, 2013

    These are amazing!

  16. Cerise

    April 10, 2013

    Those are so beautiful! What a great idea.

  17. Paulette Leto

    April 18, 2013

    I think I like the smaller paper flower hats you displayed a few days later. This is cool but I would rather use the larger flowers as standalone decorations I think, or maybe table settings. And then smaller flowers on the party hats. Still, very cool!

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