Use This Hack to Turn Paper Plates into Mini Party Hats
Fact: The ladies at Brit + Co never need an excuse to party. We love celebrating everything — birthdays, baby showers, engagements, new team members, new houses, even a new outfit. (Yes, we have given standing ovations for awesome style.) Our love for partying is one of the reasons why we teamed up with Cheeky to create a line of patterned paper goods. These plates, cups, and napkins will add a touch of color to all your future entertaining plans. And when you’re sick of using them as plates (which might not ever happen), use them to create the cutest mini party hats! Follow along to see how to repurpose these plates in a new way.
Psst: When you buy one pack of Brit + Co x Cheeky, Cheeky gives one meal to someone here in the US through its partnership with Feeding America. Cheeky products are available at Target stores nationwide, plus Target.com for a limited time.
Materials and Tools:
- Cut out the center circle of the plate. Then, cut a slit to the center of the circle and shape into a cone. Use hot glue to hold in place.
- Using the brim of the plate, create a cylinder and hot glue to the bottom edge of the cone.
- Hot glue your favorite flowers to the the brim of the hat. Cut holes on the sides and tie in the elastic cord for the strap of the hat.
Trim the center circle away from the brim of the paper plate. Cut a slit to the center of the circle and then form into a cylinder. Use hot glue to hold in place.
Use the brim of the plate to create a cylinder that is the circumference of the bottom of the hat. Hot glue in place.
Time to decorate! Grab your real or fake flowers and hot glue onto the bottom brim of your party hat.
Cut a small hole on either sides of the party hat and attach an elastic cord strap. Continue adding flowers to the brim of the hat.
Fresh party hats for you and your guests. Each one is unique, just like your BAEs ;)
Fun fact: Fellow DIYer Irene and I share the same birthday, March 2 (which is coming up, so don’t forget to send us a gift)! We were born in the same year and, you’ll never believe it, even around the same time of day! This year we will both be 25, so we created a pink party to get our birthday celebration started.
One party must is having all your friends dress up in theme. For our party, this meant dressing up in our favorite new color, power pink. We got all of these outfits from Forever 21!
Sometimes partying can be exhausting. Feel free to take a break and fan your guests ;)
After your nap, try blending in with your party decor. Update on hide ‘n’ go seek, anyone??
Thanks for virtually attending our birthday party. We love you all!
DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Brittany Griffin and Kurt Andre
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