Craftykins // DIY Gilded Party Hats

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!?

Craftykins // DIY Gilded Party Hats

Craftykins // DIY Gilded Party Hats

Supplies:

  • black and white cardstock
  • scissors
  • party hat template (simple one found here)
  • gold paint marker
  • tape or hot glue gun

Craftykins // DIY Gilded Party Hats

Start by printing out your party hat template. Once printed, cut out and trace onto the cardstock.

Craftykins // DIY Gilded Party Hats

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.

Craftykins // DIY Gilded Party Hats

To wear:

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!

Craftykins // DIY Gilded Party Hats

Now, put on every hat and proceed to take an obscene amount of pictures!

Photography & Styling // Lexy Ward of The Proper Pinwheel

Craftykins // DIY Popsicle Drinking Straws

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!

 

Craftykins // DIY Popsicle Drinking Straws

Craftykins // DIY Popsicle Drinking Straws

Supplies:

  • colored cardstock
  • scissors (or cutting machine like a Cricut or Silhouette)
  • assorted drinking straws
  • popsicle template (simply search online for one you like and print out, mine purchased here)

Craftykins // DIY Popsicle Drinking Straws

Craftykins // DIY Popsicle Drinking Straws

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. Craftykins // DIY Popsicle Drinking Straws

And that’s it! Plop these straws into some cute glass bottles and fill with your favorite summer beverage!

Craftykins // DIY Popsicle Drinking Straws

Craftykins // DIY Popsicle Drinking Straws

Craftykins // DIY Popsicle Drinking Straws

Now you can stay refreshed while sipping all summer long. Even if there are no real popsicles are around!

Photography & Styling // Lexy Ward of The Proper Pinwheel

Craftykins // DIY Paper Clip Fruit Skewers

Skewer the fruit! Skewer the fruit! That’s all I’ve been saying ever since crafting up these little fruit skewers from paper clips. They’re ridiculously easy to make, and the kids, they love ‘em.

Craftykins // DIY Paper Clip Fruit Skewers

Craftykins // DIY Paper Clip Fruit Skewers

Supplies:

  • assorted fruit
  • metal paper clips
  • pliers

Craftykins // DIY Paper Clip Fruit Skewers

 

Start by straightening out the paper clip as best you can.

Craftykins // DIY Paper Clip Fruit Skewers

Using the pliers (you can totally use your hands if pliers aren’t handy) and bend one end into a heart-shape.

Craftykins // DIY Paper Clip Fruit Skewers

And voila! Mini skewers for all the fruits!

Craftykins // DIY Paper Clip Fruit Skewers

Craftykins // DIY Paper Clip Fruit Skewers

Craftykins // DIY Paper Clip Fruit Skewers

Craftykins // DIY Paper Clip Fruit Skewers

 

**A little disclaimer: I don’t claim these to be 100% food-safe. To help ease my mind, I boiled all the paperclips to sterilize them and let them cool before skewering the fruit. Make these at your own discretion! They sure are cute! Happy Summer!

Photography & Styling // Lexy Ward of The Proper Pinwheel