DIY | 1st Birthday Party Hat


In the run up to my daughters 1st Birthday I will be sharing some tutorials with you all. With only a few months to go, I'd better my craft on! Today I will be showing you how to make your very own super cute party hat. These are perfect for any birthday party and also for adorable cake smash photos!

How to make your own party hats:

Supplies Needed: 
-Glitter cardstock (or your choice of colour) 
-Glue gun and sticks 
-Paper Party Hat template 
-Marabou Fur Feather Trim 
-Decorations of your choice 

Step 1. Lay out your paper hat template and trace around it onto the back of your choice of card stock. I used a pink glitter as I'm doing a pink theme. 

Step 2. Reassemble the card the same way of the template and using your hot glue gun glue the edges together. Also take off the elastic from the party hat and attach it to your new one. You can also use ribbon here if you wish.

Step 3. Now glue on your Marabou fur around the bottom and make a ball at the top. (or any other trimmings your are using) 

Step 4. Using some other card stock cut out the number 1 and glue that down on the center of the hat. 
You could also print out a template to use if you don't have steady hands.

And there you have it! Easy peasy! Now go and take some adorable photos! I'll be back soon with another tutorial. In the meantime - are you planning a birthday party or baby shower?

I'd love to know!


  1. It's perfectly cute! Happy upcoming birthday to your little one, I'm visiting today from Raising Imperfection. :)

  2. that's adorable! love how it can be custom to any party theme. We just celebrated my nephews 2yr birthday which means it's time to start planning my little man's 2nd party! I'll keep this party hat tutorial in mind :)

  3. So cute! I was debating between a hat and headband for Violet's party but went with a headband instead. I love this one!

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  4. HOw cute is this!!! I love it, I'm sure she's going to love it too :)

  5. Hey Kerry. I'm Laney. first time follower. and I see you're celebrating a one yr old bday for a cutie. I just went to one this weekend and last weekend for my little boy cousins. so cute. love your blog. and cant wait to for more. and i'm adding you

  6. Amelia is going to have such a fabulous birthday party!! Can't wait to see pictures!

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  7. Hello! What a great party hat; Amelia is going to look so cute! I am your newest GFC follower, and found you via 'I Love My Online Friends GFC Hop'. I hope you have a wonderful day!
    Angie G.

  8. such a cute hate!!! Came to visit you from the blog hop, you have a great blog and a beautiful daughter!

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  11. Hello there,
    I'm your newest follower!...I love your blog and i'm actually planning my daugther's fisrt birthday and I want to make this hat but I have a question for you...How do you make the ball on top? TIA ;)


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