DIY Paper Flower Party Hat
What’s better than a party hat? A party hat with paper flowers on it my friend, that’s what. Making these hats would be so fun for a hen party or just any occasion where you want to celebrate! You could even use them as favours for your wedding guests (now I know that would make for some great photos!) The best part is we’ve designed this hat so it will sit pretty upon a headband instead of having that annoying elastic sitting underneath your chin! To make these little beauties you will need:
// A selection of coloured tissue paper // All purpose glue // Coloured A3 card (or sheets of A4 card that you can glue together) // A Ruler // Scissors // A pencil // Food bag ties // A headband //
STEP 1: Cut your tissue paper into 4 rectangles all sized the same, these can be as big or as little as you like depending on how big you want your flower!
STEP 2: Fold your 4 pieces together into an accordion fold.
STEP 3: Cut an incisions into the centre of the folded paper then repeat on the other side, be very careful not to cut all the way through the paper!
STEP 4: Place your bag tie into the fold.
STEP 5: Keep wrapping and wrapping the bag tie around itself and the paper until it’s secured in place.
STEP 6: Next, start to pull up the layers of the tissue paper, be careful not to rip the paper! Pull the paper in different directions until you’re paper flower has formed.
STEP 7: Repeat in your desired colours until you have 8 – 10 flowers in different sizes!
STEP 8: Next take your A3 piece of card (or two pieces of A4 card glued together if you’re like us!) and draw a line from one corner of the card to the centre of the opposite edge. Repeat with the other corner so you end up with a triangle drawn on your card.
STEP 9: Take your ruler, align it with the centre of the triangle and then measure and mark 29cm in. Then keeping your ruler on the end point of the triangle start to pivot the ruler until you reach the other side of the triangle, marking 29cm every time you move it.
STEP 10: You should then end up with a marked out curve measuring an equal distance all of the way around.
STEP 11: Cut out your marked line and the edges of your triangle to form the template of your hat!
STEP 12: Then cut a tiny arch out of the very tip of your template.
STEP 13: Apply your glue down the one side of your template.
STEP 14: Start to roll the cone upon itself and glue it into place! You now have the basis of your hat! Yay!
STEP 15: Take your head band and place your cone onto the top of it so you have a rough idea of where it will sit once it’s glued in. Mark out your guidelines of where to glue it using a sharpie or some nail varnish!
STEP 16: Glue over where you marked.
STEP 17: Hold your party hat onto the glue and allow it to dry in place.
STEP 18: Apply plenty of your glue to the back of one of your paper flowers.
STEP 19: Pop it on your hat and allow to dry.
STEP 20: Repeat with the rest of your flowers at the base of your hat until you’re happy with the amount and colour placements!
You’re done! Now put on your hat and go eat some cake! It’s clearly time to celebrate!
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Much Bespoke Love