Well, Mooglebean's first birthday is coming up, so I have decided to dust off my crafty skills and see if I can make the decorations for the party instead of buying them. My goal is to do a happy birthday banner, centerpieces, a cake table centerpiece and a birthday girl party hat. I also want to make her party dress but we will see how that goes. I decided to start with the party hat.
First let me preface this by saying that, I understand that she will be one, that she hates things on her head and that I will be lucky if I even get a picture of her with it on her head. Know all of this is still not stopping me.
We have chosen butterflies as the theme for her party and the first thing I got was colored card stock in the colors I wanted and a punch to cut out beautiful little butterflies
I found this wonderful tutorial/template at http://jonesdesigncompany.com/tutorial/party-hat-tutorial/ I enlarged the pattern to make the overall hat larger and I decorated mine with:
- · A piece of 12 x 12 scrapbook paper that matched the theme
- · Punched butterflies secured to floral wire with hot glue
- · Decorative flower petal trim
- · White feather accessory
- · Cardstock
A hot glue gun held everything together for me.
Think I can convince her to wear it?