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{tutorial} lil’ party hat


Here’s a lil’ tutorial I originally designed for May Arts on how to create a Lil’ Party Hat

Gather the following supplies:

  • 36″ of Ribbon per hat

  • 2″ Embellishments

  • Lil’ Party Hat Template

  • Cardstock or Heavyweight Paper

  • Scissors and Craft Knife

  • Hole Punch

  • Ribbon Adhesive or Adhesive Dots

Ready? Here we go…

1. Print the template directly on your patterned paper or on white cardstock to use as a tracing pattern. I used our Spring Graphs Paper or you could also use our Chic Spring Paper.

2. Cut out the party hat and cut the slit using a craft knife.

3. Create a cone and insert the tab into the slit.

{Designer’s Tip}: Fold the tabs in, insert into slit and then unfold the tabs. It takes a little practice but then it’s easy!

4. Attach ribbon to the bottom of the cone using ribbon adhesive or adhesive dots. Add it slowly to prevent puckering. Trim any excess ribbon

5. Punch a hole on either side of the hat and add ribbon or elastic string. If using ribbon, tie a knot inside the hat and secure the ends in place with adhesive dots.

6. Embellish the hat with flowers and leaves using adhesive dots. Two back-to-back flowers were used at the top of the hat. Ta-Da! A perfect lil’ party hat!

For the Sweet and Girlie Gingham Party, I used pink ruffled ribbon and created whimsical flowers using circle punches and the same technique to attach the flowers to the hat.

The flowers were created by punching three circles–1/2″, 1″ and 2″. I layered them whimsically, punched a hole and added a 3/16″ brad to secure all of the pieces.

Click here to download the Lil’ Party Hat Template.

{free download} Lil’ Party Hat Template

I hope you’re INSPIRED to create an adorable lil’ party hat!

Off to pick out which party hat to wear today!

Stay tuned to Oink! for more inspiration…


Ribbon :: May Arts {Styles: EN22 (5/8”), KB56 (3/8”) & 379-15-17 (1.5″}

Floral Embellishment :: Petaloo {Bristol Collection}

Brads :: Eyelet Outlet {3/16″ Spring Brad Mix – Round}

Lil’ Party Hat Template, Tutorial & Papers  :: Piggy Bank Parties

{Spring Graphs Paper & Girlie Gingham Paper}

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One Comment

  1. You are so clever. I love party hats for little ones! It was such a sweet party, Jane :)

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