I'm going to show you how you can go from this:
- a spool of tulle (you won't use the whole thing)
- ruffly ribbon (I got mine at Hobby Lobby)
- a party hat
- hot glue
1. I started off by making the tulle poof at the top. Now, before you think I am some magical genius with the tulle, I must admit that I used a tutorial to make that ball of fluffiness. I'm good with tulle, as you will see in coming posts, but I've never attempted a ball of fluff before. So, to make the poof I used this tutorial but modified it by wrapping my tulle around a piece of cardboard that measured 5 x 7 inches (she used a composition book as she was making larger ones).
Once the poof (or pom, or whatever you want to call it) was finished, I snipped off the tip of the hat and covered it with hot glue. I placed the poof onto the glue and held it here until it set. That thing is going nowhere people.
2. On to the ruffle. I used a double ruffle ribbon that looked like this:
I couldn't use it as is because it was too wide and would have covered Hello Kitty. So, I folded the bottom ruffle up to meet the top ruffle and sewed it down to create a tighter looking double ruffle.
I then hot glued the new ruffle to the bottom of the hat, which (unfortunately) I did not take any pictures of. I used the square border at the bottom of the hat as my guide. I simply glued in sections and carefully lined the straight side of my ruffle up with the top line of the hat border. I started at the back of the hat so that it would end at the back.
There you have it, a very simple, yet uber chic, party hat makeover! Just one more way to make your little one's day a little less ordinary.