LET's PARTY Like It's 2013!

plan to celebrate the New Year wearing this festive chapeau:

They are simple to make and the process can be applied to any style or paper you like. To make your own, cut a large circle (mine was 10 inches) out of patterned paper. Find the center and mark it. Cut a slice out of your circle that goes to the center, kind of like pie or pizza. Roll it into a cone shape and secure with adhesive.

Cover numbers in beads and sparkles, then attach them to your hat. Add a flower, star pins and rhinestones.

Glue the cone to a piece of felt. Trim the felt with pinking shears for a nice finished look. Embellish the cone with trim to cover up your glue marks. To wear your hat, cut two small slits in the bottom and slip a headband through. If you don't mind the elastic string, you could simply punch holes in your cone and tie one on. A headband is much more comfortable, though!

A little shabby, a lot glam - perfect for ringing in 2013, right?

There are tons of great GCD Studios patterns for your own hats - chevron, stripes, dots.... You are sure to find a patterned paper match for your party decor. And wouldn't making the hats be a great party activity? Happy New Year!

Supplies Used: Sugar Cookie (Sweet Tooth); Stationery (Botanique); Other: felt, headband, rhinestones, beads, trim, stick pins.


  1. Very cute! I was just thinking that I never manage to get enough pictures for New Years Eve. I need to be more crafty and make picture worthy. This is so cute!

  2. SO CUTE!! I LOVE the feel and the fun color!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! :)