Paper crafts for kids: homemade party hats, ruffle style tutorial

Oh, and the hats, the HATS… Each with its own beautiful ruffle, how lovely! One of the things I like about Disney is her willingness to share all those creative ideas and methods with us. Keeping to her trend for blessing- she is sharing two party tutorials with us today…
The first is for making these pretty homemade party hats. In her own words below…

Both of these ideas are very simple! The homemade party hats have endless cute color combination possibilities, and are so fun to put together. The flowers pack a great punch for their cost, and are the perfect “while-watching-a-movie” project!

Make your own homemade party hats, ruffle style:

  • Start with a sheet of heavy weight scrap booking paper. Using a ruler, measure 10″ away from a corner in three different spots. (See grey dots on photo #1)
  • Then cut an even curve, using the dots as your guide.
  • Cut a 2″x26″ strip of coordinating fabric, and sew them to the bottom, curved edge of your paper, scrunching evenly as you go.
  • Do the same on top with a 2″x6″ strip.
  • Fold into a cone, and staple 2-3 times. You can also use a little tape on the top to help secure.
  • Staple one end of a 13″ length of elastic string to the bottom of your hat, and tie the string in a couple of knots. Repeat with the other end of the string on the opposite side of the hat.
The second tutorial is to make these accordion paper flowers. They look just as lovely resting on a wall as they would hanging from trees out in a garden! Plus using only two pieces of scrap-booking paper each, they’re a crazy cheap way to make a huge impact in your next party area.


Make paper flowers, accordion style:

  • Take two sheets of square scrap-booking paper, and fold each one accordion style in 1″ sections.
  • Snip the ends in a rounded or pointed shape.
  • Fold each one in half.
  • Staple each one together on one side to form a half-circle.
  • Then staple the two halves together!
  • Use a hole punch to make a hole near the top, and hang with string or yarn.
Thanks so much Disney for sharing your homemade party beauty with us. Your attention to detail truly stands out in all your work – It is so lovely to pass that on for future party inspirations.