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Colorful Ribbon Party Hats

Colorful party hats make every birthday better. These colorful ribbon party hats are made using a technique I’ve loved for years – only made even better with bright colorful ribbons! A fun project for finishing off spring birthday parties.

The way the liquid starch makes the ribbon stand upright creates hats that seem absolutely magical. I can’t imagine a better way to adorn a little one celebrating their special day.

Colorful Ribbon Party Hats

Colorful Ribbon Party Hats

Colorful Ribbon Party Hats

To make the colorful ribbon party hats you will need:

  • Colorful Ribbons
  • Liquid Starch
  • Party Hats
  • Bowl
  • Paper Towels
  • Pompoms
  • Hot Glue Gun

Colorful Ribbon Party Hats

Colorful Ribbon Party Hats

1. Add your ribbon to a bowl of liquid starch, making sure it’s completely saturated.
2. Start wrapping the ribbon around the party hat, starting from the top and working down. The starch is sticky, so the ribbon should stick to the hat with ease.
3. Repeat this process with several colors, making sure to cover a decent amount of the hat to make sure it’s sturdy once the paper hat is removed.
4. Let the hats sit overnight until the ribbon is stiff and dry.
5. Carefully remove the hat by cutting it with scissors and pulling away from the ribbon.
6. With a hot glue gun, attach little pompoms to top.

Colorful Ribbon Party Hats

(Photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Alyson Lott).

Colorful Ribbon Party Hats

Colorful party hats make every birthday better. These colorful ribbon party hats are made using a technique I’ve loved for years – only made even better with bright colorful ribbons! A fun project for finishing off spring birthday parties. The way the liquid starch makes the ribbon stand upright creates hats that seem absolutely magical. I can’t imagine a better way […]

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Monkey Party Hats

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Trimmed party hats

If you’ve been around for awhile you will know that I am a big fan of party hats (see here). A good party hat can take even the most unexcited guest and put them in a party state of mind. Adding a bit fabric and trim to plain Jane paper party hats and you’ve got a […]

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My favorite party hats

I’ve always been big fans of party hats. For grown-ups they can be a chance to remember the joys of playing dress-up. And for the kids… well, you don’t need much more than a cake filled with sprinkles and a collection of fabulous hats to turn any garden into a party. I love the idea […]

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Sail boat party hats

Now that it’s the middle of summer, we have all either spent plenty of time (or, in my case, dreamed of spending plenty of time) on a boat. Wouldn’t it be awesome to be on a boat today?!? If you don’t have the ability to be sailing around the world right now, make your boat dreams […]

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