Here’s a sparkly craft to help you ring in the New Year right. Buy a pack of cheap paper hats at the dollar store and glitter them up for your New Year’s Eve party.
I love the texture and shine of tinsel glitter, but you can use any kind of glitter you’d like for this project.
You could also replace the elastic band with ribbon if you want to get extra fancy. You guests will have a blast wearing these hats as they countdown to 2013 - no matter how old they may be!
Paper Party Hat
Black Number Stickers
Step 1: Brush a thin layer of Mod Podge over the paper party hat in little strips and glitter. Continue until the entire hat is covered in gold tinsel glitter.
Step 2: Spray the glittered hat with Mod Podge clear acrylic sealer to help seal the glitter to the hat.
Step 3: Cut 2 – 12 x 1.5 inch strips of polka dot black paper. Punch the edges using a decorative star punch.
Step 4: Fold the 2 strips, accordion style, and attach together in a circle. Push the circle together to form an accordion and add a glob of hot glue in the center. Hold until the glue dries.
Step 5: Punch a 2 inch gold circle out and attach 2013 sticker numbers to the circle. If you don’t have sticker numbers, you could always cut your own out of black cardstock. Attach the gold circle to the center of the polka dot accordion. Glue the accordion to the front of the party hat.
Step 6: Cut a black pipe cleaner into fourths and twirl each piece around a pencil. Glue the pieces to the top of the hat.
More New Year's Eve Ideas:
Countdown to 2013! Don't just stand around counting the final seconds of 2012 to yourself! Get the whole crowd involved with this fun countdown activity.
Toast the New Year with a sparkly cocktail. Sparkling wine is one of our favorite drinks to get creative with around the holidays. We've got plenty of recipes to inspire, but this cranberry sparkler is one of our favorites.
Add even more sparkle to your New Year's Eve party with a crafty candle decoration that's easy, inexpensive and glam. Get the full tutorial for our DIY glitter NYE candle decoration.