DIY Chalkboard Party Hat

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Hi guys! I hope you all had a fantastic holiday! The new year is fastly approaching and we are starting to think about our New Years Eve plans. We usually spend New Years with my family up at my parents cabin in the mountains of North Carolina, but this year I thought it might be fun to go downtown and see the big acorn drop. So, in honor of New Year’s Eve parties and celebrations of all sorts, I am going to show you how to make a fun party hat!

Here’s What You Need:

*Paper Mache Cone (I found mine at Michael’s)

*Black Chalk Board Paint

*Brush

*Tinsel

*Large Sparkly Pom Pom

*Skinny Ribbon

*Hole Punch

*Hot glue gun and glue

*Chalk

Instructions:

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First you need to paint your paper mache cone with your chalk paint. If you cannot find a cone then you can make one with thick cardstock and the template from this fantastic tutorial from Jones Design Company Here. You will need probably two to three coats of chalk paint depending on what brand you use. I used two coats of the Martha Stewart brand. Prime your surface with chalk and then wipe clean.

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Once your paint is dry, you need to punch your holes. Punch a hole about an eighth inch from the bottom of the cone on each side of the cone. String one end of your skinny ribbon in from the outside of the first hole, then through the hat to the other hole and pull it through the other hole. Pull the ribbon through until you have enough ribbon on that side to tie the hat on your head under your chin. Cut the ribbon on the other side to be the same length as the opposite side.

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Now heat up your glue gun. Place a bead of hot glue on the tip of your cone and glue down your sparkly pom pom.

Next, run a bead of hot glue around the rim of your cone on the bottom, avoiding the areas where your ribbon is strung through the holes. Glue down your tinsel around the bottom. If your tinsel is thin like mine was, you may want to do a couple of wraps.

To finish off your hat, prime your chalkboard surface with chalk, and then you can draw on your party hat. Write your name, the year, or a message. Have fun!

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This little hat is a funny little party hat! It is definitely funky, and could be a fun statement piece to wear to your New Year’s Eve party this year! I hope some of you will give this one a try this year! You’ll have a blast! I’ll be  back with lots more fun projects in the new year! Until then…

Happy Crafting!

 

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5 Responses

  1. Oh that is just the cutest idea! and your models are absolutely adorable!
    I wish my pets were as cooperative ( I tried putting angel wings on my cat for a Christmas card -it didn’t go well)
    Wishing you all a Happy 2014!

    • Thanks Christina! I usually do christmas cards too, and my animals loathe me afterwards. I have been able to get angel wings on my little siamese, but it required a lot of turkey :) And a very Happy 2014 to you too!

  2. Pat schwab

    Love your hat models, they put a smile on my face. We have a dog and cat too.