Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DIY Party Hats

I'm all about doing it yourself.  Just so long as it easy.  Many times I have made party hats completely from scratch (see a tutorial here) but sometimes when you are planning a big party or have lots of other creative components, you need to take some short cuts.  I made these party hats for my son's 1st birthday last year.  They were simple, festive and personalized -- perfect for the occasion.  When you want to go a step further than store bought, try this idea.

For this project, you will need:
  1. Zap Dots clear sticker adhesives
  2. Cardstock (patterned and colorful solids) 
  3. 2" and 1.5" round punch 
  4. Party hats -- found at Target 
  5. PSA Essentials Personalized Stamp (Christi design shown here, personalized "Connor's first birthday."  Any of the designs can be personalized anyway you want, they don't have to be just address stamps.  Just make sure it fits the character limit!)

Step by Step: 
  1. Stamp onto solid cardstock.  Allow to dry and punch with 1.5" circle punch.
  2. Take your 2" punch and punch out colorful, patterned cardstock. (I used dots!) 
  3. Mount the stamped 1.5" circle onto the 2" circle with Zapdots
  4. Mount them to the party hat! 
You can use your personalized stamp for other projects, too, like for party favor stickers (below), cupcake toppers, invitations, and centerpieces. 

So what do you think of this easy project?  Read more about Connor's 1st birthday "Hungry Caterpillar" themed soiree here!

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