Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Even A New Year's Grinch Can Celebrate: Easy Party Hats

New Year-001
We are not big New Year’s Eve party people. I joked with my mom that I’d celebrate on Australia time which means I could mark the New Year a day earlier and not even attempt to pretend (or pretend to attempt)  I was going to stay up. 


I don’t have anything against New Year’s Eve…I love thinking about the year past, the year ahead, goals, memories etc. Just have no desire to dress up in stuff I’ll wear once, and/or be out and around people who’ve had too much to drink.

So it’ll be another cozy night at home. But we’re not total Grinches! We’ll have a special dinner and of course there will be chocolate, and we’ll have a movie or On Demand TV series marathon. Living on the edge I know, but even homebodies can be festive! Especially with a trip to Dollar Tree, supplies on hand and the amazing Graphics Fairy!
Party Hats
I found the basic paper top hat at Dollar Tree…variety of colors but I liked the silver and gold. Except they only had two. Well they had three but one was smashed in. So I got blue for college boy since it goes with his school colors.

Remembered I’d downloaded a great antique clock graphic from The Graphics Fairy. Printed several on cardstock in various sizes and cut them out.
New Year's Eve Hat
I have the Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die by Sizzix so I cut out several in silver and gold and used up scraps from my Christmas cards to punch glittered silver and gold foil stars.
New Year's Eve Party Hat
I used 3 chenille stems for each hat, bending each one in half to make a loop and hot glued them to the hat. Then stuck the clock faces on, embellishing some w/ self adhesive rhinestones. Just kind of stuck stuff
wherever.

Not too bad for a $3 investment by a New Year’s Grinch right? 

Don't forget, I also have a great giveaway of My Memories Suite digital scrapbooking software going on through New Year's Eve!
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16 comments:

Messy Roost said...

Oh my, those are so cute. Happy New Year Carol.

Rhonda

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, how fantastic!! WOW!!! I hope you have a Happy New Year ahead--Oh and I have a giveaway on New Year's Day!
XO
Cindy

Ruby Jean said...

Oh these are the BEST hats I have ever seen...SUPER cute and fun!!!

Rhissanna said...

Cute and even a bit steampunky! Happy New Year!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Well, I love the hats and if YOU had a party I would definitely come! Happy New Year, {Grinch} friend!

Otter said...

I love them! Oh those are just so cool. I love the Mad Hatter feel of them so much. Thank you for sharing this! I think I might try to make a few real fast for my hubby, friends, and I to wear!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Wow, Carol! These are so creative! We don't do much for New Year's either. Snuggle in with the hubs while the babes sleep in their beds. Just the way I like it! :)

WillieburgScrapper said...

LOVE these hats Carol!!! I pinned them to your Paper Issues board for public inspiration!

Kristin said...

Love your idea! Fantastic job! Happy New Year!

Chandra said...

...those hats are too cute for ringing in the year! Stopping by from the Artsy Girl Connection. Happy New Year!

Sarah Gill said...

So festive for the New Year!
I love the clock faces.
Happy New Year!

Jenn Erickson said...

Absolutely flippin' fabulous, Carol!
Pinning this for sure!

Karen said...

So cute! I love this idea! Would love you to come link up at Friday Frolic:)
Karen@Pocket Full of Pink

Simply AJ said...

What super F-U-N party hats! Don't you love it when you can put together awesome projects using leftover scraps, free graphics, and a visit to Dollar Tree... Now that's my kind of crafting! I share your feelings on spending a low key New Year's Eve at home with the hubby! Wishing you a Happy New Year! AJ@queenofmynest

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

Super cute! Pinned and featuring this on my facebook page :)

Kara
www.mineforthemaking.com

malia said...

I am sort of freaking out over how fabulous this project is! I am so happy we are pals Carol. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year! xoxo Malia