We always have a big house party on December 31st with family, friends and tons of kids, so I thought that creating custom hand-lettered party hats for New Year’s Eve would be the perfect project to get everyone to show their personality, and maybe share a resolution or two! They are quick and easy to make with supplies you probably already have in your craft stash. Then add color and sparkle with your favorite pens, markers, and adhesives from Tombow USA. Enjoy and HAPPY (almost) NEW YEAR!!
Custom Party Hats for New Years!
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Here’s what you need to make Party Hats:
- New Year’s Hand-Lettered Party Hats Template by Creatively Beth — DOWNLOAD BELOW ⇓
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- Fudenosuke Brush Pen, Twin Tip
- MONO J Drawing Pencil
- MONO Multi Liquid Glue
- Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive
- Darice Cardstock 8.5″ by 11″ – White 110 lb.
- Darice Tinsel Chenille Stems, Pom Poms, Rhinestones, Sequins, etc!
- Scissors – I LOVE my Fiskars!
- Fiskars Craft Knife and Self Healing Mat
- Swingline Stapler and Staples
- Ribbon, Twine, Yarn or Elastic
- Chipboard – I recycle the backs of my legal pads!
Here’s how to create Custom Lettered New Year’s Eve Hats:
Print out the HAND-LETTERED PARTY HATS FOR NEW YEARS EVE template, cut out, trace onto chipboard and cut out again. Trace the template onto cardstock with MONO Drawing Pencils.
Cut out the party hats with scissors and, then create the slot with a craft knife on a self-healing mat with adult supervision I did this in advance).
Now it is time to decorate and have fun!! Use Tombow Dual Brush Pen 676 to create a hand-lettered Happy New Year 2020 all over the background. Then use 673 to add graphic lines and chevrons. Trim with silver tinsel around the base using MONO Multi Liquid Glue from Tombow. The MONO Multi will set up in about 15-20 minutes.
Next is a simple checkerboard pattern featuring Dual Brush Pens 133 and 452 (one of MY favorite combos). Outline then add a hand-lettered 2020 with Dual Brush Pen N25. Randomly write HAPPY, NEW and YEAR all over with Fudenosuke Brush Pen Twin Tip.
Attach various sizes of white pom poms with Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue.
Finally, I have a party hat colored with Dual Brush Pen 451. Add the THIS IS MY YEAR 2020 quote plus stars in Dual Brush Pens 443 and 535 for a whimsical touch! Attach blue ball fringe trim to the edge of the party hat and sequins all over with MONO Multi Liquid Glue.
Run a line of Tombow Xtreme Permanent Adhesive down the tab of each party hat, insert the tab in the slot and secure. The Xtreme Adhesive runner is five times stronger than traditional adhesive runners, I use it ALL THE TIME! Just remember, roll to apply and swipe the tip at a 90-degree angle to release the adhesive.
Attach ribbon, twine, yarn or elastic with a stapler, in an “X” pattern.
And then it is time to wear your custom party hat for New Year’s Eve and PARTY!
Here are close-ups of the hats we made:
This is a FUN craft for kids and adults of all ages. Now it’s YOUR turn to create custom party hats for New Year’s Eve and showcase YOUR Tombow creativity! For more New Year’s Even crafting fun check out my Champagne Cork Snowmen a New Year’s Day DIY step by step tutorial.
I hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy 2020!
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