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DIY: Paper Party Hats with Rachel Burke

Jun 9, 2016

by imakeyouwearit

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i make. you wear it. began as a creative outlet for self-confessed sewing addict, Rachel Burke. In 2012, Rachel thought she’d put her passion to good use, making a dress every day for en entire year. The project proved a success when she managed to raise over $5,000 for the Starlight Children’s Foundation and make 365 dresses in the process.

Rachel is currently working as the Senior Womenswear Designer at Universal Store, fashion editorial stylist for Frankie Magazine, and as the DIY blogger for BONDS Australia.

Etsy Craft Party 2016 is on from 17th to 19th June. You can join the fun by organising a creative event or starting a project you’ve always dreamed of — really, anything goes! They just ask one thing: make sure you share on social media with#EtsyCraftParty and @etsyau  so fellow craft partiers can revel in your creative glory.

To get you inspired, we’ve got a fun DIY from Rachel Burke (a fellow crafter) on making little paper party flower hats:

DIY Paper Party Hat

You will need

  • Patty cakes cases
  • Green Cardboard
  • Pink Cardboard
  • Mini white sticky dots
  • Pink pipe cleaners
  • Hot glue gun/glue

Instructions

Take your piece of cardboard and bend it to make a cone shape then glue down the fold.

DIY Paper Party Hat

Trim the excess cardboard to make your petite party hat shape.

DIY Paper Party Hat

DIY Paper Party Hat

Then you are ready to start decorating your party hat base!

DIY Paper Party Hat

Begin by squeezing some hot glue along the edge of your party hat. Then glue your pipe cleaner in place to create a dreamy trim.

DIY Paper Party Hat

DIY Paper Party Hat

DIY Paper Party Hat

To make your paper flowers take a patty cake case and fold it in half.

DIY Paper Party Hat

Then twist the base to make it look like a flower.

DIY Paper Party Hat

Repeat the process to make a small bunch and then secure with some hot glue.

DIY Paper Party Hat

DIY Paper Party Hat

Glue onto your hat, and continue repeating the process until it is decorated as you like.

DIY Paper Party Hats

Cut out some leaves and glue them on!

DIY Paper Party Hats

DIY Paper Party Hats

Once decorated with flowers and leaves, you are ready to smatter your hat with the little stickers!

DIY Paper Party Hats

DIY Paper Party Hats

Either use as a cute table decoration, or if you’d like to wear it, just hot glue it onto a hair slide!

DIY Paper Party Hats

It’s that easy! And how bright and colourful and fun they are! If paper crafts are not your thing, then browse our make section on the blog for more #etsycraftparty ideas!

4 comments

  • NZUnistudent

    NZUnistudent said 3 years ago

    They are really gorgeous but how on earth do you wear them? Beg my pardon but is it a balancing act?

  • lquattrocelli Admin

    Laura Quattrocelli from LittleQuattro said 3 years ago

    Hi NZ Unistudent, you could simply staple a piece of ribbon, string or elastic to the sides to keep it on your head!

  • EarthsTrove

    Not Made In China Finds from NotMadeInChinaFinds said 3 years ago

    A***W***E***S***O***M***E hats & C***O***N***G***R***A***T***S on being featured. The kids will love this.

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