DIY: Fabric-Covered Party Hats

Written by Sara Albers and Melissa Fenlon of  Alice & Lois

We are all about keeping it simple when it comes to birthday parties and today we’re sharing this fun fabric party-hat DIY. This project is the perfect way to use up those leftover fabric scraps you’ve been hanging on to! We decided on a neutral color palette of light green, grey, and white, then chose some fun Minted fabrics to match and added a pop of color with bright turquoise ribbon. Best of all, you only need a few supplies to make these festive and fun party hats for your next birthday party.

DIY Fabric Covered Party Hat | alice & lois for minted
DIY Fabric Covered Party Hat | alice & lois for minted

Click through for the simple step-by-step instructions…

DIY Fabric Covered Party Hat | alice & lois for minted

Supplies:
• Fabric scraps sized at 11.5″ x 7″ (we used “Tri Tri In” by Up Up Creative, “Fields” by Phrosne Ras, and “Organic Dot” by Itsy Belle Studio)
• Spray adhesive
• Scissors
• Card stock
• Hot glue

DIY Fabric Covered Party Hat | alice & lois for minted

Steps:

1. Unfold a store-bought party hat and trace the shape onto a piece of card stock.

2. Cut out the template; then, using the template, trace the party-hat shape onto card stock for as many party hats you need.

3. In a well-ventilated area, place the template down and spray the adhesive onto the paper. Be sure to follow the directions on the spray adhesive can.

4. Make sure your fabric is ironed, then place it onto the just-sprayed paper. Smooth out any bubbles.

5. Trim the excess fabric.

6. Cut an 8″ length of ribbon. Fold into two loops or “bunny ears,” then glue onto top center of hat using hot glue.

7. Fold the two edges of the hat together so they meet and form a cone shape. Apply hot glue to the edge and press firmly.

8. Glue two 8″-long pieces of ribbon on the inside of the hat.

DIY Fabric Covered Party Hat | alice & lois for minted DIY Fabric Party Hat | alice & lois for minted DIY Fabric Covered Party Hat | alice & lois for minted

PhotosSara Albers

3   COMMENTS
  1. I really love this party hat idea.It is so unique and I can use this idea for my son’s next birthday.If I can find fabric which goes with his party theme,that would be great.Recently we made party hat for New Year and that was a fun project for us.Thanks for sharing this idea.

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  3. That’s the exact technique I came up with for fabric covered party hats for my daughter’s birthday four years ago! It works so well! (http://tikkido.com/node/490) Love the easy ribbon loops you did as the topper for the hats. So simple, so effective.