Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Birthday Hat DIY Tutorial

This birthday hat was so easy to make!  It probably took less than an hour, I already had everything  and it looks so much better than the store bought version.  I am excited for Scarletts birthday on Sunday.  In case you didn't know, she is turning 1!

Materials Needed:
Party hat
Scrapbook paper
scrap Material
Sewing Machine
Hot glue gun

 1) Take the hat apart and trace it's shape onto scrapbook paper.
 2) Cut the paper out, put the hat back together and glue the paper on top.
 3) Cut the material so it is about 2" wide and twice as long around as the hat is.  Then Ruffle the material.

To do this just sew with a wide stitch down the center of the material making sure not to back stitch at the beginning or end.  Then grab the underside thread and pull on it as you gently bunch the fabric.  Do this until it is the desired length.

Glue it around the bottom of the hat.
 4) Embellish how ever you like.  I made little flowers by taking a 3/4" by 10" piece of material and spiraled it.  Putting little dots of glue here and there to keep it together.  Then I glued them on.

5) Make the pom pom by cutting 1" by 1" squares.  I probably did about 10.  Then put a dot of hot glue in the center of the square and squeeze it from the back making a little bunch with all the edges pointing up.  Once those are all done glue them to the top of the hat.

I wanted to put a #1 on the front of the hat but it wasn't looking right so I left it off.

That's it.  Now you have your own super cute birthday hat!


Unknown said...

That is such an adorable birthday hat!! Your daughter is going to love it!



Jodi said...

This is so cute, way cuter than the paper ones. :)


NewlyLoved said...

these are precious! Love the blog
Thanks for the comment
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xo Jessica

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Gayle Daly said...

That is darling! I can't wait to see Scarlett's birthday post!

Lauren said...

The cutest hat ever! My daughter has a birthday this summer and I have to try making one!

I'd love for you to share at my Pinteresting party if you have a chance!

Katie @ Made to be a Momma. said...

Oh My!! That hat is the cutest thing!!! Thanks soo much for sharing at Homemade By You!

Sarah said...

I love little childrens party hats like and this is so much better than paying a lot for one!

Sarah said...

This is really cute! Thanks for sharing at The Winthrop Chronicles.

KariMarie said...

That did turn out cute!

Unknown said...

This is so cute! I love it! You made it look so easy thanks so muc for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

The CSI Girl said...

Wow, so cute!!! And this is a great accessory for a b-day party. I would love for you to share on my blog, The CSI Project. The challenge this week is accessories. You can start linking up Wednesday night. And a great giveaway will be given out. You could win.

Each week is a new challenge.

Jennifer said...

So very, very cute! Love that type of party hat especially for milestones! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share.
Featuring this in tomorrow's party. ;)

Stacey said...

I adore this hat!
I would love if you came by my party to link it up!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Stacey said...

Thanks for linking up this week - I am most definitely featuring you this week!!!
Stacey of Embracing Change