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Mini Paper Flower Party Hats DIY

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.

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

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.

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. Theresa

    April 11, 2013

    This is perfect. I love the placement and vivid colors you chose, especially the yellow. What great party hats! Flowers make everything pretty.


  2. Marie

    April 11, 2013

    This is the cutest party hat…love the idea! The giant paper flower hats are super cute too! And how happy and adorable is she?! 🙂

  3. Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat

    April 11, 2013

    Such a cute idea! Love them!!

  4. Meg - De quelle planète es-tu?

    April 11, 2013

    That is the cutest child in the world.

  5. Fabiola

    April 11, 2013

    These hats and the photos are sooo precious! Love it 🙂

  6. mina

    April 11, 2013

    she is very cute 😡

  7. Rosie Linebaugh

    April 11, 2013

    So cute! Her dress is adorable!

  8. LARY@ Inspiration Nook

    April 11, 2013

    Adorable!!! Simply the best!

  9. Viv

    April 11, 2013

    Oh, such a cute hat on such an adorable girl! 🙂

  10. Kate

    April 11, 2013

    I’m obsessed with that gif! SO cute!

  11. bri

    April 11, 2013

    oh my she is adorable and those pretty hats are too! love, love 🙂

  12. sophie

    April 12, 2013

    i love those hats. but: i have two boys. any idea, jordan, what to put on a boy’s hat instead of the flowers?

  13. Shannon

    April 12, 2013

    These are so beautiful! I wish I had a little girl party to throw. And that child is such a doll. Straight out of a catalog from the ’60s.

  14. Lila Smyth

    April 12, 2013

    Beautiful hats and I love the gif!! Too cute.

  15. Michelle

    April 13, 2013

    Ohhhh, this is soo sweet, I love the last moving picture – really makes me smile and want to throw confetti 🙂 Michelle

  16. Pri

    April 15, 2013

    Oh, I love this!!! where is her little dress from?

  17. Paulette Leto

    April 18, 2013

    Argh, I screwed up the two-step process to post a comment, and now I have to type my comment again. Do you really have that much problem with spammers?

    Anyway, I think these hats are pretty cool. I’ve been reading the blogs for the last couple weeks in reverse order, so I’ve already seen some of the paper hat designs you’ve posted after these. Like I mentioned in the confetti paper hats blog, I’m not a big fan of party hats. I have bad luck with the strings breaking and I find them uncomfortable anyway. But turning them into a DIY project like this does make them look really cool, so maybe I will give them another try sometime. These are my favorite one you’ve posted recently for sure!

  18. Leah

    April 21, 2013

    Love the gif!! It would make for a great stop motion if it continued.

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