If there is one staple at every children’s party, it’s a hat. There are so many ways to customize them that the possibilities seem endless! These party hats take less than five minutes to make and look way too classy on the kids. Perhaps the adults should wear some, too!?
Start by printing out your party hat template. Once printed, cut out and trace onto the cardstock.
Cut out the cardstock hat and then use your gold leafing pen or paint marker to draw different patterns and designs on each hat. Go the extra fancy mile by writing some simple words like “hello” and “party” in cursive.
Gently roll into a cone-shape and secure with a few pieces of tape on the inside. Use hot glue for extra durability! Add any embellishments you like such as pom poms for added flair. We all know that flair is important when it comes to hats.
Measure 15-17 inch strips of elastic and use the scissors to cut a nice clean edge. Attach to the hat with the hot glue gun making sure to glue the elastic to the insides of the hat.
Let the glue set and you’re done!
Now, put on every hat and proceed to take an obscene amount of pictures!
I’m on a popsicle fetish. And a straw fetish, apparently. Summer is the perfect time to eat popsicles, decorate with popsicles, and now it’s a time to drink with popsicles! That’s exactly what you can do with these DIY Popsicle Drinking Straws. They’re a cinch to make, and no gluing, sewing, or taping is required!
scissors (or cutting machine like a Cricut or Silhouette)
Once you’ve found a popsicle image you’re happy with, print out and trace onto your cardstock. If you’re using a cutting machine, upload your jpg file and let it trace and cut. Organize your paper popsicles in cute, colorful fashion. Take your drinking straws and simply weave them through the paper popsicle. Twist and turn the popsicle until it feels secure on the straw.
And that’s it! Plop these straws into some cute glass bottles and fill with your favorite summer beverage!
Now you can stay refreshed while sipping all summer long. Even if there are no real popsicles are around!