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Sprinkled Mini Party Hats…

I’m finally getting around to posting my tutorial on the mini party hats I did for the So You Think You’re Crafty birthday challenge. I love these little guys! And just like candy dots, the sprinkles design is completely edible…how fun!
mini party hats
Supplies you will need:

  • Cardstock
  • Pom poms
  • Glue
  • Tape
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Razor blade
  • Elastic thread
  • Sprinkles
  • Small batch royal icing
  • Number or desired image template
  • Mini party hat template (download available at the end of this post)

partyhat1 partyhat2 partyhat3 mini party hats partyhat5 mini party hat partyhat7 Instructions:

Trace party hats onto cardstock, using the mini party hat template.
Trace desired image onto center of hat.
Make cutting marks for tab insert and holes for threading elastic.
Determine length of elastic needed, cut, and thread through holes. Tie a secure knot for each side.
Insert tab through slot on back of party hat and secure with tape on the inside.
Flood the image with royal icing, careful not to use too much.
Cover icing with sprinkles and gently shake off excess.
Allow to dry overnight.
Glue pom pom to top of hat.partyhat10 partyhat11mini party hatsParty on!!
Mini Party Hat Template

Cocktail Napkin Garland…

For week 1 in the So You Think You’re Crafty challenge, I created this party garland out of cocktail napkins. The challenge theme was, In the Kitchen. Honestly, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to make. I didn’t really need anything for my kitchen, so I opted not to build. I thought about a recipe, but decided nah on that. What I ended up doing was, grabbing a bunch of cocktail napkins out of my kitchen cabinet and turning them into this cool party garland!
cheap and easy party garland Things you’ll need:
Cocktail napkins in various patterns and colors.
Sewing machine or needle and thread.
napkin party garland If you are using a sewing machine, adjust your stitch length and tension settings. If you have a gathering foot, attach it now. Place your first napkin under the foot, with the open side facing towards you. Start gathering the napkin and insert your next one inside the previous napkin…a few stitches before the start of the new one. That sounds like a mouthful, but say it a few times and you’ll get what I’m saying. Now, if you don’t have a sewing machine you can gather the old fashioned way with a needle and thread. Of course it will take longer, but definitely still doable. If you did this by hand, don’t worry about the previous step I just mentioned. Simply, do a series of needle up, needle down through the napkin in order to make a gather.
party garland out of napkins Keep sewing to your desired length or until you have a string of goodness like this…
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Paper Cone Garland…

I have been working on this post for nearly 2 weeks. Finally, today I was able to finish up my photo shoot and put together this tutorial.

I’m kind of obsessed with garlands these days. Lately, I’ve been challenging myself  to use items I already have around the house. Yes, I’m dipping into my craft hoard and actually using some of my supplies.
cheap easy garland

I absolutely love how this garland came together! Isn’t it fun? And look at bull…party animal!

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Paintbrushes
  • Liquid Watercolors or regular watercolors
  • Circle punch
  • White cardstock
  • String or twine
  • Large eye needle
  • Scissors
  • Scrapbooking double sided tape


  • Punch out several circles from your white cardstock.
  • Cut a slit from outer edge to middle of circle.
  • Apply double sided tape to one side of the slit
  • Form circle into a small cone and secure with tape.
  • Paint around the perimeter of the cones.
  • Thread painted cones, alternating them up and down.
  • Hang and enjoy your masterpiece!watercolor garlandcheap easy garland for partieseasy garland for birthdaycheap easy party decorationscheap party decorparty decorations on a budgetHere’s a pull back shot of my set up. A certain little girl kept photobombing my shoot with her “well endowed” drawings. cheap party decor