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{tutorial} lil’ party hat

Day 5 of May Arts / Petaloo Blog Week!

{tutorial} lil’ party hat



I design all types of partyware but I’d never created a party hat before. I was inspired to try one when I saw the blooms by Petaloo. I added some delightful May Arts ribbon to create an adorable lil’ party hat!



Gather the following supplies:

  • Petaloo Floral Embellishments “Bristol Collection”
  • Scissors and Craft Knife
  • Hole Punch
  • Ribbon Adhesive or Adhesive Dots


Ready? Here we go…


1. Print the template directly on your patterned paper or on white cardstock to use as a tracing pattern.

2. Cut out the party hat and cut a slit using a craft knife.

3. Create a cone and insert the tab into the slit.



4. Attach ribbon to the bottom of the cone using ribbon adhesive or adhesive dots. Add it slowly to prevent puckering. Trim any excess ribbon

5. Punch a hole on either side of the hat and add ribbon. Tie a knot inside the hat and secure the ends in place with adhesive dots.



6. Embellish the hat with flowers and leaves using adhesive dots. Two back-to-back flowers were used at the top of the hat. Ta-Da! A perfect lil’ party hat!

Piggy Bank Parties wanted to help you create a party hat so we are offering our Create-Your-Own Party Hat as a free download to you, our wonderful May Arts blog followers!


{free download} Create-Your-Own Party Hat Template


I hope you’re inspired to create an adorable lil’ party hat using May Arts ribbon, Petaloo floral embellishments and Piggy Bank Parties party hat template!



{Styles: EN22 (5/8”), KB56 (3/8”)}

  • Floral Embellishment “Bristol Collection”  by Petaloo
  1. Lilah

    Wonderful! Thank you so much, my little girl would love these…..

  2. Do {Piggy Bank Parties}

    Thanks for all the wonderful feedback! The lil’ party hat is sitting on my shelf and makes me smile every time I see it! Enjoy!

  3. Carol

    Great party hat, thank you for the template!

  4. DJ

    Adorable little hats!! What do you think Bethney, if I made this and wore it for my birthday on Tuesday, think my husband would think I finally flipped my lid?! :))

    Hope you are having a grand weekend with your little one, and taking lots of pictures!!

    Take care

  5. Katie B.

    Oh, I thought I had already told you how lovely this hat is! Thank you for the tutorial. These flowers may just me my favorite… Thank you for sharing.

    Katie B.

  6. Helena

    This hat is gorgeous!!

  7. Cheryl Cohen

    What a beautiful project! I will use those party hats as place cards at our next birthday celebration! Plus, thank you for making our Petaloo flowers look so wonderful!!!

  8. Sue D

    This is adorable–thanks for the template.

  9. Lisa Valentine

    OMGoodness! How cute is this?! Thank you so much for the free template. 🙂

  10. jen shears

    this is so fun!!! love the combo!

  11. Charlene

    How cute are these? Makes me wish I was having a party just so I can make/wear one.

  12. DeniseB

    These are so pretty! I love the combination of Petaloo flowers and May Arts gorgeous ribbons!

  13. Lindy

    Very pretty!!!! My little girl would LOVE one of these. T4S

  14. Andrea

    This is Darling Do!!

  15. sue w.

    what a festive hat and great bold colors.
    stamping sue

  16. jengd

    Very sweet!

  17. -Agnes-

    Hats and flowers, that is quite traditional combination… should be done more often I think.

  18. Agnieszka

    Great idea. Beautiful hat 🙂


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