Friday, December 13, 2013

PEICD (PROJECTS EVEN I CAN DO): HOW TO MAKE A GLITZY PARTY HAT

First off, thank you everyone for your sweet birthday wishes.  You all made my day!

I've always wanted a fancy party hat, so this year I decided to make my own for my birthday.  This is another super easy tutorial.  It took about 20 minutes to complete, and I love the outcome.
Supplies needed:

--Pack of foil party hats (I got mine from Target for about $2)
--Strand of tinsel (I bought a gold strand at the dollar store)
--Glitter ribbon (found at any craft store)
--Gold ribbon
--And of course, a lot of hot glue!

Step 1:  The first thing I did was replace the elastic band that came with the party hats with a gold ribbon.  To do this, I just cut the elastic on the hat and used the same holes to tie two strands of ribbon.

Step 2:  Then I put a thin line of hot glue around the base of the hat and glued the tinsel garland.

Step 3:  Next, I started wrapping the glitter ribbon around the hat.  It didn't work to do this in one continuous strand, so I just cut sections and hot glued each on.  The back doesn't look perfect, but that's ok.

Step 4:  Then I took about a 3 inch section of the same tinsel I used on the base of the hat and put some hot glue in the middle and scrunched it into a ball.
Put some more hot glue onto the top of the hat and plant that fun little tinsel ball on top and you're done!

Yay, easy party hat!!

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    1. Thanks, Jillian:) It was fun to make!

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  2. Brilliant! I had to send my middle boy to a thing with a festive hat tonight - I wish I'd seen your post earlier!

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    1. Thanks, CJ! I bet your hat turned out wonderful!

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  3. So cute and festive! I love that last picture!

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    1. Thanks, Jessica:) I needed to use that backdrop from my birthday last year at least one more time:)

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  4. Okay, I have to say that I love your PEICD acronym. It's awesome. And your party hats are very festive!

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    1. I really appreciate that, Rachel! I often wonder if I should just change it to DIY, but after your comment I'm going to leave it as it is:) Thank you!

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  5. That last picture is adorable! Lovely post! :)
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