Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Birthday Party Hat Face Banner!

So many of you asked about the party hat banner I made for Phayre's first birthday party.  It was so easy, I thought I'd share a quick tutorial!  I actually made the same banner for Sloan's first birthday party and I loved it so much, I knew I had to make one for P's first birthday too!  And I'm serious, this banner was so easy.  Definitely something even the beginning DIYer can do!  And best part?  The only thing I had to buy for this project were the photos of P's face, I found everything else in my craft bin!

Step 1: In iPhoto, I cropped 4x6 photos down to just Phayre's face (I also made them black and white) and had them printed at Costco.  I cut out around P's face, but left the space above her head so that I could attach the party hat.

Step 2: Cut out the triangles for the party hats out.  I used wrapping paper because I liked the print, but it was super flimsy so I had to back it with card stock.  It probably would be easier (and just as cute) to just use card stock.  Attach the party hats to the face photos (I used tape because thats all I had, but a glue stick would work well too).

Step 3: Arrange the party hat faces in the order you want them in and then flip them over so they're facing down.  Attach some type of string (I used twine) to the backs of the party hat faces.

So at this point you could be done and they would look super cute!  I made little yarn pom poms and and attached them to the tops of the party hats.  They looked so cute, but they made the hats top heavy which made it harder to hang the hats.

Ta Da!  Now you have a super easy party hat banner that all of your guests will love!  Annnnnd if you're like me, you can hang it in your house after the party because it's seriously too cute!

You can see Phayre's full party tour here!



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