Create the perfect rainy day or birthday party activity with a few sheets of patterned paper and your leftover embellishments. Girls will let their imaginations soar with this fun and easy project.

Supplies:

  • Assorted patterned paper
  • White tulle
  • Scissors
  • Pen or pencil
  • Heidi Grace chipboard embellishments
  • Doodlebug stickers
  • Bazzill flowers
  • Doodlebug flowers
  • GlueGlider Pro with HighTac adhesive cartridge
  • Kaisercraft self adhesive rhinestones
  • Stickles
  • White elastic
  • Stapler

For Glittery stars:

  • Xyron 1.5" Create-A-Sticker
  • Bazzill cardstock (white)
  • Doodlebug glitter

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Using a sheet of 12x12 paper for each hat, cut an arch across the back of paper and cut out with scissors. To create the arch use a compass or trace around a large plate.

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Using an adhesive runner or double sided tape, create a strip of adhesive along one long edge of the paper, staying as close to the edge as possible. Flip the paper over and repeat on the opposite long edge.

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Roll the paper into a cone shape, overlapping the adhesive edges and leaving a small hole at the top. Press the edges together with one hand inside the cone to create a solid adhesive bond.

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Twist the end of the piece of tulle and insert into the small hole at the top of the hat. If necessary - use a large needle to poke tulle down into the hat, or staple the tulle to the paper.

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Embellish the hats using assorted embellishments - flowers, rhinestones, stickers, glitter glue - let your creativity shine!

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Once the hat is completed, use some elastic and a stapler to attach a chin band. Attach elastic to one side of the hat, measure around the child's face, then trim and attach elastic to the other side.

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BONUS TIP: To create your own inexpensive embellishments, die cut or punch shapes from white cardstock.

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Use an adhesive machine to apply adhesive to one side of the shape and cover with glitter.

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Using the adhesive machine, insert the now glittery shape face-up to apply adhesive to the back of the shape, creating a sticker. Apply to your project.

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