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DIY Marbleized Party Hats

When we made this marbleized ribbon last week, we also tried the technique on a piece of paper and loved the result. So we picked up a few new colors of nail polish, marbled some pieces of  cardstock, and turned them into party hats! Get the easy instructions below!

DIY Marbleized Party Hats | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Marbleized Party Hats | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Marbleized Party Hats | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: Water, large baking pan, at least 4 colors of new nail polish (ours is from the dollar store,) white cardstock, skewers, scissors, acetone nail polish remover (for clean up), party hat template, x-acto knife. Optional: gloves (so you don’t get nail polish all over your hands), crepe paper & ribbon (for decorating)

DIY Marbleized Party Hats | Oh Happy Day!

Step 1: First, make sure you’re working in a well-ventilated space. Then marbleize the paper and let it dry. If you’ve never marbleized with nail polish, you can use this tutorial we did a few weeks ago – just replace the ribbon with a sheet of white cardstock. Allow the paper to dry overnight.

Step 2: Use this template to create your party hats. You can find a detailed tutorial here.

Step 3: Decorate with fringe and ribbon.

Step 4: Enjoy!

DIY Marbleized Party Hats | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Marbleized Party Hats | Oh Happy Day!

DIY Marbleized Party Hats | Oh Happy Day!

Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

  1. Paige

    April 29, 2015

    These hats are so fun! I love that it’s just nail polish!


  2. Katie

    April 29, 2015

    Hi! Where would you dry this paper – on a drying rack? Hanging? Just flat? Would love to do marbleized paper like this for my wedding invitations πŸ™‚

      • jordan
      • April 29, 2015

      We just layed them out flat to dry. The nail polish dries super fast – the longest part is just waiting for the paper to totally dry.

  3. Huma

    April 29, 2015

    These look so amazing! I would so love to make something like this.

    Huma || Huma [Me]

  4. Kasi

    April 29, 2015

    What a great idea!

  5. Mel

    April 29, 2015

    These are the cutest party hats I’ve ever seen! Not to mention your little one is absolutely adorable. What an infectious smile! πŸ™‚

    xx, Mel

  6. heather

    April 29, 2015

    These are so stunning!

  7. smellyann

    April 29, 2015

    I love these! I’ve seen similar posts for actual nail art with the nail polish, but not paper! Will have to try these. Thanks!

  8. Lexy | Proper

    April 30, 2015

    Very cute idea! Not sure which one is my fave! Big fan of marbling!

  9. Marsha Thomason-Sykes

    May 1, 2015

    I love these hats, but both links to the template aren’t working.

  10. sangeetha menon

    May 3, 2015

    Was searching for a DIY to keep my LO engaged…this seems simple and a useful diy for her upcoming birthday party. πŸ™‚ Thank you

  11. Paige

    May 6, 2015

    Yay! I’m so excited to see the items in your shop!


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