When you’re little, your birthday party is the definition of awesome, and every little detail is such a big deal. Make your child’s next one extra special with homemade party hats that fit his or her personality perfectly. We’ve rounded up 15 super cool DIY options that you can make with your birthday boy or girl.

1. Whimsical Baking Cup Hats: Repurpose those billions of baking cups in your cabinet to create these adorable mini hats. (via Tiny Prints)

2. Pipe Cleaner Crowns: Crowns don’t have to involve construction paper and staples. These beauties are flexible, sparkly and inexpensive! (via Brit + Co)

3. Little Indian: This one is a keeper — it will live long after the party and become a go-to prop for afternoon adventures. (via Dear Lizzy)

4. Circus Party Hats: So stunning and so easy! You and your little one will have a great time painting up those stripes. We recommend watching Dumbo beforehand to spark their imagination. (via Oh Happy Day)

5. Newspaper Crown: As simple and as perfect as it gets. A great craft to get them to work on their fine motor skills and to get the old newspapers out of your house. (via At Home With Kim Vallée)

6. Felt Number Hat: Little ones love big numbers. This sweet hat gets lots of color with assorted felt polka dots, and gets a special touch with a chunky number to celebrate that special first or second birthday. (via Studio DIY)

7. Festive Glitter Hats: How gorgeous are these? So much fun to make and even more fun to wear. We’re thinking a disco party is a must! (via A Pumpkin and a Princess)

8. Felt Dino Hat: If you’re thinking about throwing a themed party, this pick is for you. Celebrate your tot’s obsession with dinos (or trains, LEGO or ice cream) with this simple yet lovely felt hat. (via Celebrations)

9. Paper Bow Party Hats: Customize with their favorite color, and get creative with different bow shapes and sizes. Sunglasses optional, but strongly recommended. (via Studio DIY)

10. Party Hat Headband: Such a cool take on the classic party hat! They can even double as party favors — just make one for each guest with their initial in a pretty font. (via Handmade Charlotte)

11. Confetti Hats: Super fun and easy to whip up. These hats are a great project to make with very young kids. Basically the messier the confetti, the prettier the hat. (via 100 Layer Cake-let)

12. Giant Paper Flower Party Hats: A bit more labor-intensive, but the wow factor is bananas. Keep them after the party to decorate your child’s room. (via Oh Happy Day)

13. Color Dots Hats: A simple classic, updated with a colorful palette and fun pom poms. Who doesn’t love pom poms!? (via Michaels Blog)

14. Fancy Party Props: Did somebody say tea party? Pretty paper cups are the starting point of these whimsical hats. Pair them up with scones or cupcakes instead of cake for an extra fancy soiree. (via Real Simple)

15. Pom Pom Party Hats: Does one ever outgrow yarn poms? No way! Teach your little one how to make their own, and use paint or spray paint to decorate the final product. (via Kelli Murray)

How will your child be accessorizing for his or her birthday? Tell us in the comments below!