Sunday, May 1, 2011

Party Hats AGAIN!!

Remember these cute little party hats that I made a couple of weeks ago... Well, today I am showing a more "refined/mature" party hat that women could wear!! I had the help of family friend on this project because it required some sewing-- I will get the hang of that this summer!!

To begin, you will need a few things:

--embroidery paper

-- ribbon

--sewing machine

--hot glue gun

We began by giving the ribbon a little more character. First, we pressed the ribbon with a crease to help guide our stitches. Then, we sewed a line straight through the center of the ribbon. Next, we pulled one thread and bunched up the ribbon. This was tedious and I was so afraid to break the thread; but it was strong!

And viola! We had cute ribbon!

Our next step was cutting the paper. We did a 51/2" sized hat and marked off 51/2" in a few spots on the paper to guide our scissors. Then, we added the ribbon. We tried our best to stay right on top of the first stitch!

With the left over ribbon, you could add a little rosette to the top of the hat! I then hot glued the hat to the headband so that it could be more easily. I hate the elastic strap that is on party hats-- I think the headband makes for an easy on and off! Just a dot or two on the ribbon will keep the hat in place on the headband!


I am linking up to:

The DIY Show Off

The Girl Creative


A Crafty Soiree

A Little Knick Knack

Tip Junkie handmade projects

Tatertots & Jello

Creations by Kara

It's FUN to Craft

It's a Hodgepodge Life


  1. Nicole! You are right! I would totally wear a party hat like that! I love the ruffled ribbon. I need someone to give me a one on one lesson on how to do that. Great blog, I'm clicking to follow you right now! jules from bles-id

  2. Hi, Nicole! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)