DIY Party Hat (For Grown Ups!)

December 28, 2015

A few simple craft supplies make this darling DIY adult party hat! Perfect for New Year’s or a Bachelorette party!

I often find myself buying completely unnecessary craft supplies, because I have a feeling that at some point in time, I will use them. This happens to be the case for both the headbands, and the mache cones used in this project. 

I knew that someday I would find the perfect use for both of those cute little craft supplies, but didn’t think to put the two together until I was dreaming up DIY New Year’s Eve party ideas! It was one of those little lightbulb moments – stick that cone on the headband.

I had some extra wired tinsel ribbon left over from a few Christmases ago, which worked perfectly for the gold party hat. I also used some gold ribbon and tied little tiny knots to make the pink hat. I didn’t get a good photo of the white one – but I glued a faux flower to the top of it – and it turned out SO cute! 

My girlfriends and I will definitely be wearing these this New Years! What are your plans? I’d love to hear about them! 


DIY Party Hat


  • Acrylic Paint (I used Party Streamer, Gold, and White)
  • Paper Mache Cones
  • Metal Headbands
  • Hot Glue Gun

Step 1: Paint the cones with a few coats of acrylic paint! Let dry.

Step 2: Use hot glue to decorate your party hats! Try using left over tinsel from Christmas, glitter, and faux flowers!

Step 3: Use some hot glue to secure the cone to the base of the metal headband.

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