Isn’t it nice to have someone believe in you? I will be that person for you on this magical journey, dear crafters. Let me be your guide into the land of Extreme Party Hat Craftin’. I’ve said it once & I’ll say it again: LIGHTS. ARE. ESSENTIAL. And don’t you forget it. A blinged-out party hat is excellent for whimsical tea parties, Mardi Gras carnivals & night time festivals where creativity is king. So get yourself a simple novelty top hat & FUNk it up. Here’s my latest creation, do you love it, or do you love it?
Party Hat MAGICAL INGREDIENTS straight from the shelves of FBL:
1.) 76″ battery powered LED String Lights for crafts & table decor. We have many shapes & colors, but white stars are my favorite. Shines a brilliant steady light, easy on the eyes.
2.) Inexpensive non-light up Mardi Gras Beads. All experienced Mardi Gras peeps know they’re a glue gun’s best friend – attach them to anything. Makes for a cool colorful lining in particular. Pinterest taught me well! (< Find ours right there, y’all.)
3.) The rest of my flair was found for cheap online (top hat) & at my local craft store (everythang else). Seriously just gather & glue, gather & glue, it’s that simple. Use tinsel garland, glitter ribbon, faux flowers, decorative birds, sparkle butterflies, I’ve even got a garden gnome in there – ello:
Don’t forget feathers, y’owl!
Baby bird’s ready for his close-up. Sweet lil’ dude.
Crafty WORDS O’ WISDOM: Before you start gluing, and looking at all the junk/treasures accumulated, you may panic for a second, thinking “WHERE do I begin?!” Hey. Chill. And just glue – glue like the wind! Take it one piece at a time and know you really can’t mess this up, for the funkier the better.
So how about it, party animals, are you ready to make your own? Give it a go. I’d love to see what you come up with. Let’s keep in touch – leave a comment below. ‘Til next time…
TCB & DIY!
Flashing Blinky Nikki, at your service.