For Alice’s camping-themed birthday party, I wanted to make a party hat that wasn’t bright and over-the-top since the color scheme was brown and green with burlap and plants used as decor.
Enter: cupcake liner party hats.
1. Go online and find a free template for a cupcake liner. This is the basic shape of your party hat.
2. Choose assorted stamps to fit your theme. I had these bird and branch stamps and they happened to be perfect. You can also have your kids color/draw on them if you’d rather. Same idea.
3. I have a thing for washi tape. I love it. I might have a full drawer of these tiny little rolls in my closet. I’m not sorry about it, either. Choose a roll (or 3) to use to secure the ends of your hat together. I chose some fun prints just to mix it up a bit.
4. Tape together the ends of your hat. Washi tape sometimes has a hard time sticking, so you’ll want to tape it all the way around.
5. You can get this elastic cord at any craft store and it’s really inexpensive. I used my kids as a measuring tool (remember it stretches, so don’t make it too loose!) and cut the length I needed.
6. This is the odd part. If you have one of those handy tools that punches a tiny hole in paper (I’ve seen them at Michaels, I think Martha Stewart brand?) you are so crafty. I didn’t have that. So, I improvised. The pin of a thumbtack is the perfect size.
7. Thread one end of the elastic through the hole and tie a knot on the inside.
8. Repeat step 7 for the other side.
9. Voila! How cute and fun is that?!
Now go — party on!