Tuesday, August 10, 2010

{From our Studio} Birthday Party Hats with Poms

...so we had many comments come in about our party hats from Grayce's party last week - and I wanted to give you a quick "How To" make them. They were sooo easy and they are such a fun element to add to your party details!

Here are the basic concepts:

1. Cut out the template - make it as large as you can on an 8.5x11 piece of paper

2. Trace onto your pattern paper

3. Tape or glue sides together

4. Leave open hole at top

5. Tie your tissue pom* with a long ribbon - you need to be able to tie this ribbon or string around your neck.... so make it long!

6. Feed strings from pom through the hole

7. Tape the strings to the inside of hat on each side

*Tissue Poms:
{We used 20” x 20” sheets of various shades of tissue paper}

1. Layer 4 pieces of tissue paper

2. Fan fold them together, 3/4” wide until there is no more paper left to fan-fold.

3. Cut fan-fold into thirds - approx 6.66” long (3 each)

4. Tie each shortened fan-fold in half with a really long ribbon/string

5. Round off each end of fan-fold with scissors

6. Gently peel apart each layer of tissue until it forms a pom

You can find more images and tutorials for the poms on Martha Stewart Weddings.

If there are any more projects you would like us to explain further, please let us know - we are happy to share DIY projects with you!!!



Erika said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE & appreciate that you shared! THANK YOU!!!! Yep, this will be happening for Charlotte's EAT MORE CAKE september party - tre cute! :)

Shana said...

Love them. I made something similar for my nieces bday party last year (only with smaller poms on the top). They do add a very special and unexpected touch - so cute!

A Few of My Favorite Things said...

You know I'll be making these for G&A's party!

Unknown said...

so adorable! And easy! Thanks for the tutorial!

hugs! Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
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