I’m knee deep in glitter over here, ladies and gentleman! Since I don’t gravitate towards glitter throughout the rest of the year, when Christmas rolls around, I make up for it. Big time. Here’s the first of a few glitter-fied projects, DIY glitter party hats for the holidays! With tinsel too! Oooh… sparkly! I was lucky enough to receive a big ol’ box of Mod Podge products to try and since it’s the only item that can hold it’s own against glitter, I got my glitz on. These hats are easy peasy and the glitter stays right where it should! Now about all that glitter you accidentally dumped on the floor. Well, I can’t help with that.
Paper Mache Cone (Purchased at a local craft store)
Mod Podge (In the finish of your choice! There are so many options. Decisions, decisions!)
Glitter (I prefer very fine glitter, such as Martha Stewart’s)
Headband (Or ribbon/elastic if you prefer)
Hot Glue Gun
Cover your paper mache cone with an even coating of Mod Podge. Work quickly, you don’t want any of it to dry.
Immediately cover in glitter. As you can see my glitter method is very scientific, consisting of dumping almost the entire container of glitter on my hat. Shake off excess. Be sure to put down a piece of wax paper before you do this so you can easily funnel your leftover glitter back into it’s jar. Let dry completely.
Once dry, it’s time to seal your glitter so you aren’t covered in it every time you wear the hat! Paint another layer of Mod Podge right over your glitter. Let dry completely. It will turn clear, promise!
NOTE! If you aren’t using a headband, see below before doing this step. Cut a piece of tinsel the same length as the circumference of your hat.Carefully use hot glue to attach it to the bottom of your hat. Then cut a small piece of tinsel and hot glue it to the top of your hat.
If you’re using a headband, you can get fancy or keep it simple. I kept it simple. (Remember, I happily cheat during the holidays!) I just glued it with two dots of hot glue onto the edge of the hat. Hold in place until it sets. If you want to cover up the inside you can glue a circle of cardstock to the bottom of the hat, then sandwich the headband between that and another circle of cardstock. If you’re forgoing the headband all together, use an awl to poke two holes in your hat and slip a ribbon or elastic through. Secure with a knot and then cover with tinsel as outlined above.
Put your hat on and get your jingle on!
All Photos by Studio DIY
Man I love the holidays. Long live glitter! Not that I have a choice, since my apartment is now covered in it. Forever.
Of course, there’s a whole lot more you can do with Mod Podge besides cover things in glitter. For more, check out Plaid’s Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!
Looking for more DIY projects? Check out the full project gallery here! And if you’re looking for some serious holiday cheer, you can get a hefty dose of that right here.
I received product and payment for this post as part of a campaign with Plaid and The Blueprint Social. All opinions are my own.
Mary Beth @ Cupcakes and Crinoline says
Love love love this!!!!
nest of posies says
so adorable! love your pictures as well. i pinned. 😉
Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories says
So fun! I love that you used a layer of Mod Podge to seal the glitter. Brilliant!
Debie Grace says
Hahaha it’s cute! Perfect for my nephew and niece! 😀
These are great! But now I need an excuse to make them!
Aleah and Nick says
Super cute post! Who doesn’t need a sparkly party hat in their holiday repertoire?
How fun! Does sealing the glitter with Mod Podge mean it doesn’t end up everywhere? I’d use glitter more often then!
That’s exactly what it means! Best invention ever, right!?
Carrie // cue the confetti says
These are so cute!!!
You are adorable and I love your DIY!! I plan on making myself a fancy party hat and wearing it around my house, especially when doing glamorous tasks such as dishes and laundry 🙂
Nicole Feliciano says
Such a great post. We included it in our NYE roundup. http://www.momtrends.com/2012/12/friday-finds-new-years-eve-ideas-with-kids/
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I’m planning on making this for the heads and tails game at a school auction. When you lock the glitter, how much of it still falls off??
Jhon Alex says
Very nice New Year Party Ideas shared on this website. I really like it and I try to implement it by my self and also tell my friends. Keep sharing more Happy new year party ideas with us so that we can make our new year memorable.
Hi Kelly. What a fabulous idea for NYE. Our readers will love it. I’ve shared your tutorial in our latest roundup of Top 10 In New Year’s Eve Crafts. https://craftylikegranny.com/new-year-eve-craft/ Cheers Jodie
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Very creative collections I will try definitely.
Hannah Flack says
I made spaghetti squash for the first time last night and LOVED it! I started eating gluten free recently, and my gluten-eating BF was craving pasta I tried spaghetti squash. He tried a bit of mine, and liked it – so it looks like i’ll be searching out more spaghetti squash recipes!