And the Oscar goes to… you, for DIYing these glam party hats for your viewing party this year! If any time of year calls for gold everything and glam accessories, it’s Oscar season. Once you’ve got your popcorn prepped and cocktails served, set out bowls of glitter and confetti so that your party guests can turn ordinary party hats into red-carpet-worthy accessories. It’s the perfect activity to work on while chatting with friends and watching the celebs arrive to the show.
Materials and Tools:
- colored cardstock
- crepe paper
- golden confetti
- white glue
- old movie tickets
- clear tape
- party hat template
- elastic cord
- Trace your party hat template onto colored cardstock and cut out.
- To make the golden polka dot hat, draw 1-inch circles onto the cardstock and cover each with a layer of glue. Arrange golden confetti onto the circles of glue until each is covered as much as possible. Let dry.
- For the simple polka dot hat, apply circle-shaped stickers onto the hat. For the frilled top, cut a 1 x 3-inch piece of crepe paper and fringe one side. Roll into a little tassel and then glue to the top of the hat.
- For the asymmetrical ticket hat, use old movie tickets (or smaller, carnival-style tickets from the party store) to make a mini fan and tape together on the back. To make the golden ruffle, fold a piece of gold crepe paper on a slight curve to match the size of the ticket fan. When you’re happy with the shape, tape onto the back of the tickets, and then tape the whole thing onto the hat.
- If you’ve ever made a piñata, these fringed party hats will be a breeze. Assemble the party hat with tape and then cut a 1-inch strip off the end of a roll of crepe paper. Fringe one side, unroll and apply a line of glue onto the party hat, starting at the bottom and spiraling up it. Secure the fringe onto the line of glue, switching colors as desired.
- If not already assembled, use tape to secure the edges of the decorated party hats.
If not already assembled, use tape to secure the edges of the decorated party hats. Use bobby pins to secure to your hair, or tape the ends of a piece of elastic cord into the inside of the party hat to make a chin strap.