Guest Blogger: Party Hat Tutorial

Do you remember THIS Strawberry Shortcake birthday party we posted a few weeks ago with the adorable, well…EVERYTHING. Well, Mariah, who did that party, offered to give us a tutorial on how she made the embellished party hats that came with her DimplePrints party package. So take it away Mariah….

I love party hats!  Party hats have been a staple at kids’ birthday parties for ages and they are a fabulous way to “top off” any celebration!

With a few supplies, you can jazz up your hats and create unique, charming and adorable hats to match your party theme.

Materials needed:

DimplePrints Party hat template (comes standard with party packages)



Tissue Paper or fuzzy Pom Poms

Eyelets (optional)

Tool Kit with eyelet setter & hammer (optional)

Double-sided tape


Sewing machine


1. Print your premade Dimpleprints party hats and cut out.

2. Cut coordinating fabric 4” wide and double the length of your hat to make your ruffles

3. Fold in half and heat set with iron

4. Sew a basting stitch and gather the fabric to the desired length.  I used both fabric and ribbon to create a double ruffle on some of the hats.

5. Using your tool kit make small holes on each side of the hat (this is where your ribbon will go).  If you don’t have a tool kit or don’t want to use eyelets you can use a small punch to make the holes.

6. Using the eyelet setter and a hammer set your eyelets.  I used eyelets for added strength to keep the holes from tearing once the kids had the hats.  At this point you could also use elastic cord for the chin strap and tape it to the inside of the hat.

7. Apply double sided tape to the inside of the hat and attach your base ruffle.  If you are doing a double ruffle apply double sided tape to the top of the hat and attach the second ruffle.  You can leave it like this or you can carefully sew the ruffles to the hat.

8. Next add pom pom embellishments to the top.  To make fluffy tissue paper pom poms cut 4-6 strips of tissue paper about 6” long.  Snip all along the bottom and gather until you have a round fluffy ball.  Tape it to the inside of the party hat.

9. Attach and tie the ribbon to each side of the hat and finally wrap the hat closed and tape to secure.

Voila, it’s party time!

Amazing job, Mariah and thanks for taking the time to show all of us how crafty you are!!

Let us know what other tutorials from parties you’d like to see or email me with your tutorial ideas and you could be our next guest blogger!! [email protected]

My name is Carli, owner, designer & creative mind behind DimplePrints. I am married to my high school sweetheart & we have 3 wonderful kids. In the beginning I simply started by wanting to share a piece of our lives with loved ones by sending cards & invitations for special occasions. With the support of family, friends & great customers, it has grown into Dimpleprints.


  1. Bethany says

    Mariah I always love your parties you are so creative!

  2. I love these hats! I’m also doing a “strawberry” theme for my daughter’s birthday this coming weekend! So far I have the invitations done (guess I need to get to work!) and they have been given out already…I don’t procrastinate THAT much! haha! Here is a link to my blog if you would like to check them out…

    Thanks for posting these adorable hats!

    🙂 Rachael

  3. Super cute!!! I love how easy you make it look too:)

  4. Those are so cute. I love the use on the eyelet for the ribbon on the hats. Thanks for the idea

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