First Birthday Watermelon Birthday Hat

Watermelon Birthday Party Hat

I love making custom party hats!! Party hats make great party favors or even just a special one for the birthday boy or girl!! Summer always makes me think of picnics and watermelon, so I am continuing my watermelon party theme from last month's blog. I would love to show you how I made this one for a “watermel-ONE” party hat. So let's get started on how to make it!


Start by uploading your cut files to your electronic cutting machine. I am using a Cricut, and got the party hat, watermelon slice, and ant from Cricut Design Space. I am also using the watermelon numbers linked above from Creative Fabrica. I chose the Lessebo Colours paper line to make this project because they are such cute colors and they die cut like a dream! 

supplies and die cuts for Watermelon Birthday Party Hat

Now let's start on the hat! Fold the score line along the tab, form your hat into a cone shape and glue the tab to the inside of the hat. Use a hole punch to punch two holes on either side of the hat to string your hat through. (I punched these before I rolled the hat up, but it's easier to get the placement right if you wait until after you roll it up.)  Finally, put the spring through the holes, tie a knot on the end of the string, and then hot glue the end of the string inside the hat. This will ensure that the string doesn't come off when you stretch the string later. 

assembling die cuts for Watermelon Birthday Party Hat

Now let's get our embellishments ready! I started by gluing together the layers of the number one. I used liquid glue to assemble these layers. Then, I used liquid glue to layer together the pieces of the watermelon slice. Finally, I used foam pop dots to attach the watermelon slice and ant to the number one. This gives the embellishments some nice dimension! Normally I wouldn't be excited about bugs, but I just think this little ant is too cute!

adding embellishments to Watermelon Birthday Party Hat

I used strips of tissue paper to create a cute little fringe pompom and hot glued it to the top of the hat. Finally, I hot glued the number to the front of the hat. And now you're done! Your adorable party hat is ready to use! 

Watermelon Birthday Party Hat

Want some more watermelon party fun? Check out the cupcake holders I made!

I hope I have inspired you to Make Something Beautiful® today! Making any fun paper crafts? Be sure to show us on Facebook and Instagram! You can tag your creations with #cardstockwarehouse to be featured in our stories.

Happy Crafting!
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