Monday, June 28, 2010
Custom Party Hat by Cassandra Midkiff
A custom party hat is a perfect way to make someone feel special on their birthday (or on any occasion).
Art Glitter in: #100 Sea Shell, #144 Miss Muffet, #95 Summer Sea and Kooky Kolors
Designer Dries Clear Adhesive with Ultrafine Metal Tip attached
Pom pom trim
Brown Ink pad
First I bought an inexpensive party hat pack from the dollar store and took one of them apart to use as my template. I traced the shape with a pencil onto my piece of scrapbook paper, cutting it out and placing a small amount of the Dries Clear adhesive to the seam to glue it back together. To create the ruffle with the crepe paper I placed a strip of glue around the bottom edge and then gathered the crepe paper as I went around the perimeter of the hat. When it was dry I then folded down the top part of the crepe paper creating the double ruffle. Then I went along the top part of the ruffle with the glue and sprinkled on some Art Glitter in Sea Shell. On the top of the hat I cut a hole and gathered some more of the crepe paper to make a flower shape then glued it into place, I also went along the edges of the crepe flower with glue and used a light blue Kooky Kolors Art Glitter to add sparkle. I finished this part off with some pom pom blue trim.
Next I cut a square from a coordinating scrapbook paper then aged the edges with my brown ink pad. I attached the square to the hat with more dries clear adhesive, seam binding and then attached the flower. I took a chipboard letter and covered it with the Dries Clear adhesive and sprinkled on my Art Glitter in Summer Sea, I also attached this to the square acting as my focal point.
Finally I used a pen to draw fun circles all over the hat placing the glue in the center of each circle and glittering it with Art Glitter in Miss Muffet. I attached some white seam binding with glue to the inside of the hat to act as my tie. Now you have a beautiful and custom party hat which takes very little time to make and makes your party goers feel extra special. Have fun with it!