Party Hats

By  Mary Ayres 

Add some pizzazz to your New Year's festivities by donning these easy-to-make party hats. Perfect for any party, these hats will add energy and fun to your kids' New Year's celebration.

  • Party Hats
  • Closeup View


  • Recycled clear plastic tub (Designer used sherbet container.)
  • Paper plate, 9”
  • Print paper: purple or green
  • Cardstock or construction paper: yellow, pink, orange, lime green, lavender
  • White chenille stems, eight, 6” lengths
  • Hot pink feather boa
  • Ribbon, 20” lengths: lime green, orange, yellow, pink, purple, fuchsia, bright pink
  • Pom-poms, four each: hot pink, lime green
  • Glitter: pink or blue
  • White cording, four 30” lengths


  • Number stamps
  • Black inkpad
  • Decorative-edge scissors
  • Hole punch
  • API Crafter’s Pick The Ultimate! Glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, sponge scrap
  • 1. Use hole punch to punch holes on either side of tub edge. Insert cord lengths through holes; knot ends around top edge.
  • 2. For hat brim, cut center from paper plate. Position plate over top of tub; adhere edges.
  • 3. Cut 2-1/2"-wide print strips from paper and adhere around hat.
  • 4. Use black inkpad and number stamp to stamp "2013" on cardstock. Use decorative-edge scissors to cut out numbers, forming squares. Use sponge scrap to apply glue on edges of squares. While still wet, sprinkle with glitter.
  • 5. Bend ends of four chenille stems into coils. Adhere pom-poms on ends of coils. Adhere number squares on ends of other four chenille stems. Adhere chenille stems on front of hat.
  • 6. Adhere boa around hat. Tie ribbon bow; glue on front of hat.
  • 7. Measure and cut 20" ribbon lengths. Bundle lengths in center; tie knot. Adhere ribbon bundle on front of hat.