For me, the number 1 thing a traditional party needs is cake. But party hats are a strong second-place contender. They are completely silly-looking, which is 100% the point. Instead of buying store-bought hats, I made adorable scrapbook paper party hats with my Cricut machine.
PAPER PARTY HATS WITH CRICUT
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE EASY PARTY HATS
All of the projects I am sharing this week come from the same pack of scrapbook paper. This is an easy, and frugal, way to make sure all your party supplies are perfectly coordinated!
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USING SCRAPBOOK PAPER FOR YOUR PARTY SUPPLIES
I hate spending a ton of money on party supplies for kids birthdays since they usually just get thrown away at the end of the night. I do like having my party supplies coordinated, however. The solution is to buy a pack of scrapbook paper, and get as much out of that pack as humanly possible! I created three Design Space canvasses that make very little paper waste to save you money.
- Paper Party 1: This 12×12 canvas includes 2 cupcake wrappers, 2 straw flags, 2 pillow boxes, and 4 circles for the garland. (FREE)
- Paper Party 2: This 12×12 canvas includes 2 pillow boxes, 4 circles for the garland, 4 straw flags, 2 water bottle wrappers, and confetti. (FREE)
- Paper Party 3: This 12×12 canvas includes 1 party hat and 8 circles for the garland. ($0.99)
HOW TO PUT TOGETHER DIY PARTY HATS
Cutting and Assembling the Paper Party Hats
- Cut the hats using your Cricut and a Design Space template.
Search for “party hats” in the Design Space library. The hat that I used did cost $0.99, but I can use that template to make as many party hats as I need.
- Fold the ends of the tab of the hat in so the tab will fit through the slot.
- Bend the paper into a cone shape and slip the tab into the slot. Fold the ends of the tab back so the cone shape stays securely.
- Secure the seam with clear tape on the inside of the hat, if needed.
- Optionally, you can use a bit of hot glue to add a pom to the top of the hat and a strap of elastic cord to the side of the hat (there are slots to hold the elastic).
HOMEMADE PAPER BIRTHDAY PARTY HATS
Now that you see how easy it is to make your own party hats, you can make them in a whole range of pretty paper patterns that match your party’s theme just right!