Thursday, May 5, 2011

Vintage Party Hats

I couldn't find party hats for my daughter's birthday party...
...so I made some!
Materials: scrapbook paper, ribbon or trim, fuzzy balls, elastic cord, hot glue gun, and staples.
This paper is called "English Garden" from Michael's.  We used what we had on
hand to keep this a low cost project! 
I used this paper in my garden shed a while back to decorate the walls here.

The template I used is here; however, I did not cut the slit in the side or add the side tag insert.  It seemed like too much trouble!  I tried several templates and this one worked the best with the small semi-circle cut at the top.
I used my hot glue gun and one staple at the bottom.
I added the fuzzy balls on top, punched small holes in the side and added the cord elastic.  This cord elastic is the only thing I had to purchase for this project.  It is called 'Beading Cord Elastic' in extra thin and came from Hobby Lobby for under $2 for 3 yards.
You don't have to add the ribbon or trim around the bottom, but since my lines were sloppy, I added the trim!  Tip: the ruffled ribbon worked the best! 
Make sure you have a little model to measure how long the cording should be!  Here is my finished hat sitting on top of a 1950's photo of a child's birthday party (courtesy of bing.com!)
Enjoy making your vintage party hats!  The options are endless!    Whatever your theme is, it is certain that there are scrapbook papers to match!


I will link up to all the fun party sites here!  Check them out for some great inspiration!

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67 comments :

It's me said...

So sweet those lovely hats...let have a party !!! yeah !!! lovely sunny weekend darling.....love love Ria....xxx...

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Oh so adorable! I love the image of the old picture with the hat!
It is so YOU!
xo Your blog Mom,
Yvonne

pollydove said...

Oh my goodness!!! Those are adorable! Great paper and ribbon combinations too! I LOVE 'em.

Holly said...

LOVE this idea. Those turned out GREAT! Thanks for sharing!

birdie blue said...

the hats are absolutely adorable.
it's the little details that completely make the party.

have a lovely weekend.
xo
~molly

Pamela Gordon said...

Those are just the cutest party hats ever! I love them.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Those are adorable. Much better than any you could buy.

Lisa said...

Nothing beats homemade. Nothing. They are so sweet. I am sure the girls loved them. ADORABLE!

JaninaCakes said...

We don't wear cone hats enough these days. Love this post.

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

These are lovely, what fun!

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

these are adorable!!! i love the way they turned out :)

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

How adorable:) They would be perfect for my granddaughter's Birthday parties:) Thank you for showing us how to make them:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

charlottes web said...

Christy,
these are the most beautiful party hats I have ever seen, even from years ago! Beautiful work from a sweet mom. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Martina said...

These are adorable! Am coming over from Friday Pretties and am your newest follower! Have a fab weekend!

Kristy said...

very cute!!

Jules said...

Great idea! Your party hats are beautiful and a money saver too! I love ideas like that. ;o)

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

Super cute! I just made some Dora ones for my daughter's party (on my blog last week)and I love them so much more than store bought! I couldn't get any of the templates to work...made my own ! ha..Love the vintage looking paper & ribbon!

Lina
Fancy frugal Life

MiriamR said...

I LOVE these! I just pinned them on pinterest

At The Picket Fence said...

Christie these are so beyond darling! I just love this idea and may have to try my hand at them myself for my daughter's party in July. So sweet and charming! Thanks so much for sharing them with us this week at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

Becca said...

These are so stinkin' cute!!! Thanks for linking up!

Becca

Sarah @ Sugar Bananas! said...

Just so adorable - and so much better than any store-bought party hat. Thank you for linking up with Sweets This Week!

Have a great weekend.

Sarah

Amarie said...

Those are adorable! What a flashback!

Sassy Sites! said...

I featured you today over at Sassy Sites!! Come by and check it out... don't forget to grab a featured button! Happy Saturday! xoxo!

Marni

flowers on my table said...

The hats are absolutely charming, I think you need to go into business. Love the name of your blog too! Enjoy your weekend, Linda x

{nifty thrifty things} said...

These are adorable!!
I would love it if you shared this at my linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}!
xoxo,
Vanessa

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Christie~These hats are soooo darling! I love them- how creative and cute and just so sweet! Sharing this on Facebook- thanks for sharing at FNF :)

Marisa said...

These look AMAZING! Im going to make a special party hat for my sons first birthday and I hope it turns out half as cute as yours!

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Thank you so much for linking up to {nifty thrifty sunday} and your sweet comment!
I'm following back and can't wait to see more of your creativity! :)
Hope to see you again next week!
xoxo from Germany,
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

A Rosy Note said...

What adorable party hats! I love the variety of patterns that you chose. Thanks for sharing your post at Photo Feature Friday :)

~Tricia

Jerri said...

I love these!

Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I'm going to feature you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

The Tablescaper said...

These are adorable!

- The Tablescaper

Alexis @ persia lou said...

So cute! I love the trims you used!

Ali Richardson said...

These are SERIOUSLY adorable!!!

Kassandra @ Coffee and their Kisses said...

This is so very cute! Thanks for the template! I'm doing my son's party in August and I needed one. I'm your newest follower from Coffee and their Kisses, I hope you stop by!

Shore Girl said...

What adorable little hats! They beat anything you could buy in a party store!

Jennifer said...

Just stumbled into your blog...it is darling!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

These are absolutely adorable :)
http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/

donatella said...

these are way prettier than anything you could buy! i bet it was a wonderful party :) found you at hope studios

theteo5 said...

I think these hats are adorable! What a fun idea. I love that you did this with things you had (mostly) on hand too. Those are the best projects!

Christine said...

Great Idea. I was actually looking for some party hats today but couldn't find any for my daughters lemonade themed party this week. Thanks for the great idea! I'm following you now, would love a follow back!

www.krazycraftylady.com

Holiday Snob said...

Love these! Just pinned 'em!

Cherished Bliss said...

This is super cute!! I might have to do this for my daughter's 1st birthday next month! I was planning on doing a shabby chic party, so I doubt I will be able to find anything either! I would love for you to come share at my link party!

http://www.cherishedbliss.com/2011/05/craft-and-tell-tuesdays-no-4.html

Pop Art Minis said...

Super Sweet...vintage FAB!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

i absolutely love these...AND...i already have that pad of paper!! my daughter's 1st b day party is coming up, so i am hoping to make some of these. adorable!!

LrSchwtz said...

I love this! They are so shabby chic! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

Tammy said...

These are great! I love them! Your newest follower.

Nook & Cranny said...

These hats are so amazing, great idea.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

Nook & Cranny said...

I forgot to add, I saw Prince in concert several years ago when he was doing the Purple Rain tour. He is fantastic!
Michele

Trisha said...

I stopped over from Whassup Wednesday. Super cute idea!! Perfect timing too .....planning my 5 yr olds bday & this will be such a cute hat to make for it:)

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Love these beautiful hats! Thanks for linking them up :) I'm featuring them today :) Here:
http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/2011/05/check-this-out_10.html

Melissa said...

so happy to have stumbled onto your gorgeous blog from Friday Pretties!

i am in heaven!!

These hats are delightfully perfect!

Melissa x

liZ evans said...

The party hats are adorable and I love that you made them from what you had on hand. Parties can be so expensive!
Thanks for sharing.
liZ
(simplesimonandco)

Robin said...

Precious! My 2 yr old granddaughter would have loved these at her party! I'm going to need to do this next year!
xo
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

MessyMissy said...

Adorable!! I love the color and ribbon combo's.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Just adorable. I will be featuring them on my blog tomorrow!!! So darn cute.

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

Your hats are breathtaking! Thanks for sharing! I know what I'll be doing for my daughter's birthday ~ that's right ~ making hats!

malia said...

thanks so much for this. i spent some time (unsuccessfully) looking for a good party hat template and this is it!

LV said...

Great idea, and what you made would be better than any store bought.

GeorgiaBE said...

How fun! I love these! A freind recently made them for her child's party and I think I need to do the same!

abeachcottage said...

Really cute and adorable party hats! Thanks for linking to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

{nifty thrifty things} said...

I just wanted to let you know that I featured your cute vintage party hats at today's {nifty thrifty sunday}! Grab a button if you'd like! I hope you'll share more of your wonderful creativity!
xoxo,
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Such adorable little party hats!! Hope you intend to show us all some cute kids wearing them some day! Found you thru Creating a House of Grace and so happy to find your pretty blog! I'm having a blog party and giveaway soon so hop on over to visit me when you get a chance!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Kim @ KimsKandyKreations said...

These are so amazingly beautiful! You did such a great job. I am sure you'll be seeing these soon at one of my parties! I had to share them on Shout Out Sunday: http://kimskandykreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/shout-out-sunday_15.html

thelifeofthepartyco said...

Absolutely adorable party hats! With all the party stuff I make, I seldom seem to do hats to go along..seeing these really makes me want to add them to the list! They came out awesome!

Jami said...

Love, love, LOVE these hats!!! They made the To Do List this week! Feel free to stop by and grab a button! Can't wait to see what you share next!

Smiles!
Jami

Cathy said...

Wow! These are very beautiful party hats. Seems vintage yet not. Love the creativity of this DIY, eh.

Cheers,
Cathy@What it Takes to be an Embroidery Digitizer

Team Craftwell said...

Sweet hats! this is such a classic party thing, that people should never skimp on!

Team Craftwell

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