Friday, December 30, 2011

An RHS Party Hat

Fresh from the RHS DIY Factory is this wonderful RHS Party Hat! One of our ladies came across this great idea, and we adapted it in true RHS style...bling and all! This would be a great project for crafty Chapter outings and Sisterly extravaganzas.

Here's what you need:
-One solid sheet of red or pink card stock paper.
-One sheet of red or decorative scrapbooking paper (preferably card stock) or you can print out one of the free t-shirt printables available on the RHS Website.
-One sheet of 8.5 x 11purple or pink paper construction paper
-A paper plate
-Ribbon
-A thin marker or pencil
-Scissors
-Glue
-Extra decorative elements like rhinestones, feathers or glitter for that extra touch of bling

Step 1: Trace the paper plate on the back of the scrapbooking paper with your thin marker or pencil.
Step 2: Trace the paper plate on the solid red or pink card stock paper with your thin marker or pencil.
Step 3: Cut along the lines traced circles to create the foundations for your hat.
Step 4: Glue the two circles together on one side and let dry.
Step 5: Hold the 8.5 x 11 sheet of construction paper horizontally and cut thin fringes one side. (The thinner the fringes, the more curly cues you can make for the top of your hat.)
Step 6: Wrap one side of the fringe around the marker to create the shape.
Step 7: Place a line of glue along the edge of the non-fringe side and roll to the end with the marker as the shape holder.
Step 8: Hold the edge as it dries and curl the fringe with scissors like you would a balloon string.
Step 9: Measure your head with the open hat and glue according your fit leaving a small hole at the top for your fringe topper.
Step 10: Spread glue along the bottom of the fringe topper.
Step 11: Stick the topper inside the top of the hat.
Step 12: Cut two small holes one either side of the hat with your scissors.
Step 13: String ribbon through the holes and tie a knot at the end inside the hat.
Step 14: Give it a touch of BLING!

And there you have it! An RHS DIY Party Hat!

If you happen to try this craft or any one of the other crafts from this blog, please be sure to submit photos to stories@redhatsociety.com, and we will share them with your Sisters on the RHS Facebook Fan Page!  Happy New Year! Let's make 2012 the most spectacular year yet as we celebrate "The Stars Among Us."

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