I love creating my own party accessories and decor – don’t you think floral party hats are just fitting for this season? I mean, it’s spring after all. I’m probably not the only one who loves flowers so much! These DIY party hats are so easy to make you can create a large amount in less than 30 minutes – no kidding. And they turned out great, too. I think they’re just perfect for a cake smash photo shoot or party. See how I made them down below!
- Silk Flowers
- Core’dinations Smooth Cardstock (in your color of choice)
- David Tutera Shimmer Mesh Sheets
- Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro or other adhesive
- Silhouette Cameo or Portrait (optional)
- Circle Punch
- Hot Glue Gun
- DIY Party Hats Template
- Stretchy Cord, Headband or Ribbon for fastening
Step 1. Cut your party hat. Use the template I created to make it even easier! If you are cutting a bunch by hand, I suggest that you create a template first on sturdy cardboard to trace onto your cardstock. You can also print the template directly on cardstock and cut the solid line.
Step 2. Assemble your party hats using your glue glider or any roller-type adhesive. It makes it easier to assemble the hats with this kind of adhesive as it sticks instantly. You can choose to use liquid glue as well but they take longer to dry.
Step 3. Cut your shimmer sheets! This stuff is awesome – I swear I am in love with how pretty they look in person! Use a circle punch or whatever-shaped punch you prefer, or even use your die-cutter. If you are using a Silhouette Cameo or Portrait, I have found that it cuts perfectly on the Faux Leather Paper setting.
Step 4. Cut off your silk flowers from their stems – it’s usually easy by using a pair of sturdy scissors. If you are having problems with cutting them off from the stems, you may want to use a wire cutter.
Step 5. Assemble your DIY party hats! First you want to glue your flower onto the party hat. I used hot glue as it will hold the silk flower better in place. Wait for it to dry before proceeding to the next step.
Step 6. Next, adhere your shimmer sheet dots in a random fashion. Another thing I love about these shimmer sheets is the fact that they are repositionable! You can remove them and replace in another area easily without tearing the paper.
For more party ideas, check out this paper crafts party decor tutorial! Happy crafting, friends!
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Aki is an avid DIY-er, crafter and designer. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas. She has a passion for designing printed material as well, from free cards, wallpapers and party items. Follow her crafty adventures over at mintedstrawberry.blogspot.ca where she shares DIY tutorials and free printables.