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Hand-Lettered Party Hats for New Year’s Eve

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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!!

Hand-Lettered Party Hats for New Years Eve - Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #handlettered #newyearseve #freeprintable

Free Printable Party Hats for New Year's Eve!

Hand-Lettered Party Hats for New Years Eve - Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #handlettered #newyearseve #freeprintable

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Here’s what you need to make Party Hats:

Here’s how to create custom-lettered New Year's Eve Hats:



To begin the Hand-Lettered Party Hats, print out the FREE PRINTABLE PARTY HATS FOR NEW YEARS EVE template at the bottom of this post, cut it out, trace it onto the chipboard (for durability), and cut it out again. Trace the template onto cardstock with MONO Drawing Pencils.

Free Printable Party Hats for New Years Eve - Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #handlettered #newyearseve #freeprintable

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, so everyone could get straight to the decorating part!

Cut Out Party Hats for New Years Eve - Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #handlettered #newyearseve #freeprintable


Now it is time to decorate and have fun!!  Use Tombow Dual Brush Pen 676 to create a hand-lettered Happy New Year message 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 be set up in about 15-20 minutes.

Hand-Lettered Party Hats for New Years Eve - Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #handlettered #newyearseve #freeprintable


Next is a simple checkerboard pattern featuring Dual Brush Pens 133 and 452 (one of MY favorite combos). Outline then add a hand-lettered message with Dual Brush Pen N25. Randomly write HAPPY, NEW, and YEAR all over with Fudenosuke Brush Pen Twin Tip.

Custom Designed Party Hats for New Years Eve - Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #handlettered #newyearseve #freeprintable

Attach various sizes of white pom poms around the base of the party hat with Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue. Use the supplies you have on hand for this fun and funky party hat craft.

Add Trim to Party Hats for New Years Eve - Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #handlettered #newyearseve #freeprintable


Finally, I have a party hat colored with Dual Brush Pen 451. Add the THIS IS MY YEAR message 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.

DIY Party Hats for New Years Eve - Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #handlettered #newyearseve #freeprintable


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 to the right and left sides of the base of each party hat. Get creative with the designs and patterns. You don't have to have perfect hand lettering to have FUN with this craft project.

Secure Strap to Party Hats for New Years Eve - Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #handlettered #newyearseve #freeprintable

Download the Free Printable Party Hat Pattern Here:

Hand-Lettered Party Hats for New Year's Eve FUN!

And then it is time to wear your custom party hat for New Year’s Eve and PARTY! Here are close-up photos of the hats we made. Let your imagination run wild with patterns, colors, and embellishments. Use what you have on hand in your craft stash to create the perfect party hat for each guest. 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! I hope everyone has a Happy and Healthy NEW YEAR!

Hand-Lettered Party Hats for New Years Eve - Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #handlettered #newyearseve #freeprintable

More New Years Eve Crafts

These Easy DIY Noisemakers for New Year's Eve can be made with supplies you already have around the house and my favorite Chunkies Paint Sticks from Ooly. Y'all know that I love crafting with my nieces and nephews at any time of the year. Check out the quick how-to below and then head over to my crafty bestie, Laura's blog, Me and My INKlings to get the matching New Year's Eve Party Hats with a free pattern!

These Champagne Cork Snowmen are the perfect New Year's Day DIY craft to complete with the kiddos!  When we pop the bubbly on New Year's Eve (or any other special occasion) I always collect the corks but rarely know what to do with them. I created an entire family representing my good friends and their blended family. Mix and match the pom poms and ribbons to create snowmen to reflect each and every one of YOUR family members this New Year's Day!

Champagne Cork Snowmen A New Year's Eve Upccyle Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #cork #snowmen #snowman #crafts #diy #champagne #newyearseve #upcycle

Create festive Recycled New Year Noisemakers with repurposed Christmas decorations. Plastic ornaments, curling ribbon, and jingle bells take center stage with a dazzling update courtesy of DecoArt® Galaxy Glitter™ acrylic glitter paint. Spend the afternoon with the kids (and adults) making sparkling New Year’s Eve party decorations and memories.

Recycled New Year Noisemakers with Christmas Supplies by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #newyearseve #noisemakers #diy #crafts #upcycled #recycled

Sharing is Caring – Pin it for Later!

Too busy to make these Hand-Lettered New Year's Eve Party Hats right now? Pin it for later!  I'd love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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