I of course couldn't decide on what color scheme I wanted to go with for her...do I match her room colors since I'll be framing some pics in there, or do I go with her birthday party colors? Big decisions over here people :)
I ended up with a mix - light pink, white, teal. While at Hobby Lobby one day I found this adorable necklace and cute matching pink bloomers that I knew would be just perfect! The last thing I would need was a birthday hat (lord willing she would even keep it on!)
Of course I couldn't find exactly what I wanted and I'm too
cheap frugal to order one, I decided to make my own!
Here's a quick, easy tutorial to make one of your own :)
You will need:
- This template printed on whatever color paper you would like
- Ribbon in the color of your choice
- Glitter tape (not needed but adds a fun pop)
- Thin elastic string (found by the sewing section of the craft stores)
- Tissue paper in the color of your choice
- Glue gun
Print your template out on your paper. Cut it out and follow the instructions how to fold it together. I added some glue in the back to make sure it would stay shut
Punch a tiny hole at each end of your party hat where your sting will go through later. You can use a push pin for this and circle it around a little to make the hole a little bigger than the pin hole.
Start super gluing your ribbon around the bottom. I chose to do a folded over look because it wasn't looking right just putting it flat around.
Add ribbon to the top of the hat
Make your tissue paper pom pom - take a few pieces of tissue paper and fold it into a rectangle. Choose whatever size you would like. Smaller will make a smaller pom pom, larger will make larger - While folded, cut slits almost to the bottom. This picture is when I was done with my cuts and opened it up.
I folded it back up and secured a string around the middle of it and then feathered out the strips I cut to make the pom pom (wish I would have take a picture of this, sorry!!)
If you're adding a number using your glitter tape, cut it out and put it on your party hat.
Now you're done and left with a super cute party hat!!