Blog Swap With Lil Luna

Happy Friday, my friends!  I am taking the day off today because today is actually my birthday!  Mr. Oopseey Daisy and Little Man are spoiling me rotten today.  I am thrilled to celebrate with Kristyn from Lil' Luna!  I am over are her blog today sharing a birthday craft with free download.  Stop by and say hello!  In the mean time, here is Kristyn with a little party inspiration!
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Hello there Oopsey Daisy Readers!

I'm Kristyn, and I blog over at Lil' Luna.
It's a place where you can find fun, cute and inexpensive ideas, crafts and recipes for all occasions. Go check it out!

Alison and I have been exchanging emails for the last few weeks and thought it would be fun to do a swap.  (Thanks Alison for letting me guest post today!!)

Today, I will be showing you how to make some adorable and inexpensive
PARTY HATS!

The kiddos are turning 1 and 3 within two weeks of each other.

I thought it would be so fun to throw them a joint birthday party.

I decided on a Circus/Carnival Theme,
and have been going crazy coming up with fun ideas and decorations for the big day.

My daughter is currently obsessed with party hats, so I told her I would make her some FUN hats this year, hence this post
(ALSO fitting since it's Alison's b-day TODAY - Happy Birthday, Alison!)

SUPPLIES:
-Plain Party Hats
-Vinyl Dots or Scrapbook Paper Dots
-Hot Glue
-Scrapbook Paper
-Crepe Paper
-Sewing Machine
-Chipboard
-Glitter
-Mod Podge

INSTRUCTIONS:


1. I used my vinyl machine to cut out 1 inch circles of different colors. If you don't have a vinyl machine - no worries! Just cut out (or punch out) circles of scrapbook paper to glue on.


2. Add dots to hats in a random pattern. Set hats aside


3. Grab 2 crepe paper rolls. Put pieces together, back stitch the first inch or so and then sew along the middle. Each hat required about 4 feet of SEWN crepe paper.


4. Grab the unstitched piece of string at the end of the crepe paper and slowly pull, scrunching crepe paper as you go and pulling it towards the end that you started sewing at. You will continue to do this until all the crepe paper is gathered.

5. Once crepe paper is gathered, you can cut into the crepe paper making sure you don't hit the stitch so you can make it look more frayed. Take this piece and hot glue around the base of the party hat.


6. With your leftover crepe paper, hot glue around the top of the party hat.


7. Now you will make the piece that goes onto the hat. To do that you will need to cut TWO 12 inch long and 1.5 inch wide strips of scrapbook paper. You will fold the paper back and forth until you come to the end of the piece. You will then hot glue the ends together as well as the other ends so that it makes a zig-zag circle.

8. Then you will push the edges of the circle in so that it forms an accordion flower. Hot Glue the center and hold. Do the same for the back side of the flower.

9. Now you will need to trace out your number onto chipboard (or cardstock).
Cut out, mod podge the front and add glitter.
Let dry.


10. Hot glue your accordion flower to the front of your hat. Also hot glue your number to the middle of the flower.


Now you have a SUPER CUTE, ONE-OF-A-KIND
Party Hat!
You can even use the same concept for other parties/holidays, like I did for this Halloween Version:

These things are so fun and can cost about $15 A HAT on ETSY and other party sites.
I bought 12 hats for $5, and had all the other supplies at home.

Gotta love it!!

Be sure to come on over to Lil' Luna and say hi.
I'd love to see you there!

Thanks again, Alison, for letting me post, and for being a craft inspiration.
AND - Happy Birthday once again!!!

Have a great day!!
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Is she fabulous or what?!  And incredibly sweet, to boot!  You will love Kristyn's adorable blog!  
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Comments

  1. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says:

    Happy birthday, Alison!!! I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing day and weekend. :)
    Those hats are TOO CUTE! I love the one for Halloween. Its just adorable on top of a pumpkin!

  2. Kim's Treasures says:

    Super cute hats!!!

  3. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says:

    Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a super great day!
    The birthday hats are adorable! I love them. And how cute is the one on the pumpkin??

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