Friday, January 1, 2016

Ring In The New Year

It's a new year...new beginnings...fresh start...clean slate...
Let's Celebrate!

For the first time, I was going to be alone for New Year's Eve.  Not that we ever did anything terribly exciting, but we always had a nice dinner, watched a movie or played games, watched "the ball" drop, and had a celebratory drink at midnight.  So this year, I decided I would not be alone, and  invited my bestie for a girl's night pajama party.  We watched all the Twilight movies (can you believe I had never seen any of them??) and ate!  I decided that I would make party hats for us ahead of time.  So, into my craft supplies I went...and this is what I came up with...
  They were FUN to make and very easy!  So if you want to make your own for New Year's or birthday...here's how to do it...


Get your glue gun and the following supplies...
Headbands...I just happened to have these on hand...but you could choose sparkly or fun colored ones!
Tulle, netting, or even feathers...
Baubles, beads, or trinkets
Glitter
Tinsel
Paper
Fashion your paper into a cone shape and hot glue it where it meets. (The second one was cut with craft scissors for a fun edge.)
Hot glue the netting/tulle on top to where it will stick up.  Glue some sort of topper whether it is a bead, flower, old jewelry piece (just nothing real heavy).  Put a strip of hot glue around the bottom of the cone and put on tinsel.  If you wanted to use glitter, that would work there instead.  Add whatever elements you want to make your hat an original and fun!
I didn't glue mine to the headband itself, just so I could reuse the headband, but you could definitely hot glue it.  I laid the headband down inside the hat, then put a large dot of glue on the inside and glued the front and back together (only at the bottom).  The way I did mine, the headband will slide easily in and out, but like I said, you could glue it to the hat itself!
Voile'!!!  Cute party hat!!!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and many blessings in the New Year!
I'm linking up to:

Cottage Blessings,

1 comment:

  1. Twilight marathon? Don't tell anyone but good job!
    Love the cuteness of making the hats for a true "girl's" night.

    Happy new year! :)

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