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Handmade DIY Party Hats for all Ages | Tutorials Tips & Techniques | For Halloween, New Year's, Birthdays, etc
Make Your Own Party Hats - For a Fun Craft and Unique Results
I love to make party hats. Not just any party hats - although even those can have your own unique flair. I ike to make the little bit zany, fun hats that you can't get just anywhere.
You can work quickly on paper, using the basic cone shape or you can go all-out adn sew party hats as in the picture. Now that's a great hat. I like to look for interesting scrap book papers to ad dimension to my hats. Readily available and so many patterns.
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Basic Paper Party Hats
Your so-called 'basic' party hat may be a simple shape to make, but it can be decorated for any occasion and made as plain or special as your time allows. They can also easily be altered to any size of head; although the basic cone shape is pretty flexible as to who it will fit.
This link comes with a downloadable template for a basic party hat - which you can then decorate to your hearts content.
These ones are beautifal with lovely ruffles build in. Just click on the picture for instructions.
- Basic Party hat WIth Template
Basic party hat with a template that you can download. Decorated the way you want the posibilities are endless
- DIY Party Hats by Chica and Joe
Festive party hats by Chica and Joe - making crafts that work for anyone, they give you step-by-step instructions with really great how to photos.
- More Ideas to Add to Basic Party Hats
This page contains ideas on fringe and pom poms for yur basic party hat.
- Embroider Your Basic Party Hat
This is basic level embroidery to add to a party hat. Very simple you only need a steady hand - not actual embroidery skills.
Basic Party Hats Made Easy
This is a great step-by-step video on making your basic hat. Then add whatever strikes your fancy.
Basic Party Hat Supplies
If you are having trouble finding just the right thing to create that special hatt; these may be just the thing.
Birthday Paty Hats
For Kids or Adults
The trick behind any birthday party is brining the right people together with great food and fun. Any birthday party for a child is pretty much guaranteed to be a success because kids just have no 'box' to keep the fun out. Let them loose and away they go. But you can add to that with the right hats.
For little girls, use the basic hat to make princess hats - just add flowing ribbons and make sure the girl of honour has extra ribbons and a wand.
For little boys the basic hat can be decorated with a picture of differenct superheroes - you can even let them colour them themselves if you have them ready. There are free downloads on this page. Click here for superhero colouring pages
Both boys and girls like animals. Again this is a great activity to keep them busy for a bit. Just have them select an animal (have plenty ready to avoid fighting), let them colour, cut and glue. Free animal picture downloads are available here. Click here for animal colouring pages
For adults, the themes the thing. A simple birthday get together may not need hats, but if you choose a theme you can really have a lot of fun with it.
Hats for Theme Parties
When it comes to parties for older people - teens, adults - its great fun to hold a theme party.
Themes can be chosen from favorite acitivies, recent novels you have read, trips you have made, recent movies, or they could simply be based on the season or even. Of course, if you are holding a birthday or other party for someone special, choose their favorite acitivity, vacation spot or whatever.
Instructions fo rthe hats owrn in the picture can be found at the link here
Some themes you could use are:
- Your (or your guest of honour's) favorite country to visit - do a Mexican party (the hats are great), Great Britain, Spain, Bahamas
- Fall theme - Bring on the hunting, fishing and outdoor sport hats
- Murder mystery - the hats can represent the character
- Garden party - decorate hats with outdoor motifs, leaves, flowers, vines
- Choose a time period - period peice hats are fun to make
- Nautical Theme - boating hats of course
- Halloween - OF COURSE!
- New Year's Eve
- Costume Party - for the opportunity to go all out with hat, mask, costume
Mexican Hat - Sombrero
Where to get a mexican hat for that south of the border pary theme - decorate for your own unique fiesta hat.
For More Great Ideas and DIY Instructions - Get Your Theme Together
If you are having trouble finding a theme that works for you, this book contains 140 of them - with ideas for invitations, decorations, etc to go along with it. Then all you need to do is think HATS!
Hat Making Instructions
Once you have chosen a theme, or if you simply have a party to go to and want a distinctive hat, here are the how to's for many types of hats.
- Hot to Make a TIny Top Hat
Not a big hat but can be enlarged or worn on the side of the head with a clip for a comic or clown-like effect.
- Squid Hat
For the nautical or under the sea theme - a Squid Hat. Perhaps you could wear it for inspiration while writing for Squidoo!
- Juester's Hat
A step-by-step for a quick and easy Jester's Hat.
- Princess Beatrice Hat
Did you see Princess Beatrice's hat at the royal wedding? Well it was bery unique - and you can copy it for yourself to wear at a costume party. Or, if you are bold, anywhere I guess.
- Mustache Hat Costume
With some crochet skill, of a willingness to learn, you can make a hair and mustache costume.
- Leather Steampunk Hat
For you leatherworkers - a great hat for a party, just decorate to match the theme.
- Duct Tape Hat
Be the handyman with this hat made out of Duct Tape
- Where the WIld Things Are
From the popular book and movie - Where the Wilg Things Are - A great hat
- Mad Hatter Hat
A great step-by-step how to for a Mad Hatter Hat
Party Fun - Make a Balloon Jester's Hat
And Now For Something Completely Different
A Hat Made of Playing Cards
Wouldn't this be just great at a casino them party, any costume pary, poker party or riverboat theme party. Give it s try - its jsut a pack of cards - well two actually.
For Men - If You Won't Have the Time - Here are Some Great Ready Made Hats
To enhance a sofisticated costume - and perhaps for everyday wear
Be the captain of the ship!
Add cards to go to a tea party or tails.
Be the Mad Hatter in this great hat
To go as a hunter or fisherman to a party - or to go hunting or fushing
This is great for that murder mystery or flapper era theme party
A party hat for the woman pirate