There are so many amazing DIY party hats out there, this is just our take on them. All you need to start is your favorite scrapbooking paper, a cheap paper party hat, ribbon (satin or sheer), crepe paper, faux feathers, embellishments of your choice, scissors, a stapler and a hot glue gun!
You can take apart an old or new paper party hat (that you can get at any party store) just to use as a template. We already had a template that we have been using. Just trace the shape of the hat onto the back of the paper you are making your new party hat of. Once traced just follow the lines and cut.
Then just wrap the end of the hat around and shape into a cone and staple. (You can use a glue gun if you want to glue the seems together.)
Its okay if there is a little hole in the top.
Use your glue gun to put a dab of glue in the hole at the top of the hat and then stick your feathers in.
Next your are going to take your crepe paper (we LOVE Ribbonsetc crepe paper...its actually sewn down the center so it is already ruffled) and glue it around the bottom of your hat. Make sure that you glue the crepe paper in the middle so that there is an overlay on the top and bottom. (The middle of the crepe paper should be toward the bottom of the hat)
Then take the top of the crepe paper and pull in down and little bit and the bottom and pull it up just to give it some dimension.
Then you are going to take your two even strips of ribbon and glue them on the inside of either side of the hat. You can use any kind of ribbon you like, satin or sheer.
We also glued a strip of different textured ribbon in the middle of the crepe paper.
Lastly, we just embellished the front with a paper rosette with a gem in the middle.
Making the rosette is very simple as well. Take peek at our tutorial here. (Scroll down to the 9th picture and just follow the simple instructions)
These hats are so cute just to put as a decoration in your daughter's room, or to give as a gift!
If you don't feel crafty leave us a comment on how you would use this hat, we will choose a winner and send you the sweet one pictured above.
If you do feel like trying to make one or many of your own, let us know what your are going to be making them for. Patricia from Ribbonetc has been sweet enough to offer a giveaway of a three pack of her fabulous crepe paper to use on your party hats!!
This party was entirely DIY. We will be having a few tutorials on how to make everything this week. Stay tuned and please remember the cards that support the Oldham family are still available on our Etsy site!
We created the swags simply out of light pink tooling and the adorned them with satin ribbon and rosettes that we made out of tissue paper! We used a light pink lace overlay to cover the table with. We made one of our letter garlands to spell out Stella, but instead of stringing it through with a ribbon we hung each letter individually from the swag with a sheer green ribbon to resemble vines.
We made these party hats for all of the little princesses to wear! They turned out so cute and we will show you how easy they are to make later in the week...and even give you a chance to win a personalized one for your little princess!
Isn't Stella soooo sweet!
We made "glass slipper cookies", what princess party would be complete without them!
We also made "princess tea cups" out of mini butterscotch brownies with a caramel glaze. Then we piped white chocolate handles to hang off the side to complete the tea cup look. We also dipped marshmallows in white chocolate and used course pink sugar to give them a glittery touch.
We made large and mini cupcakes with almond buttercream. We used our princess cupcake toppers to decorate the larger cupcakes!
Thanks for sharing this party with us! It was so much fun for us to do and so special for us to be able to do this for the Oldham's!
We wanted to stay in the color theme for the whole shower, so we used corals, buttery yellows and chartreuse greens. We found some great paper and the Paper Source to use as a backdrop for the sweet table that really complimented the color palette.
We made hand-glittered tags for each item on the table and tied them on with little shear ribbons. And a letter garland with the baby's name on it!
We got the cutest poms from My Silly Bear! Our absolute favorite is the mini pom pom cupcake flags! They were so adorable! Wouldn't you love a set of them...well come back tomorrow because we will be doing a giveaway for a set of 12!
Kellie`s delicious brownie pops...sooooo goood!! We also made two mini cakes...we love mini cakes, they are so much fun to make! We have been getting a lot of questions about where we got those cake stands too. Well, they were LOVE at first site. They are actually candle holders for large candles. But I just knew they had to be used as cake stands when I saw them at Marshall's Homegoods!
At a different table a guessing game was set up! Guest got to guess how many truffles were in the jar on the dessert table. Guests also got to write Jade Lyn a letter so that mommy and daddy could tuck the letter away for her to read when she gets older!
We made flower cookies for the guests to take home with them! And Howard, soon to be big brother, got the cutest shirt to wear for the shower! (T-shirt from Etsy)