I had a ball with this week's free party hat design from Silhouette. I made a hat for my niece Elle's 2nd birthday, plus some extra ones for her teddies and she loved them!
What you’ll need:
- Silhouette CAMEO
- Paper / Card
- Free Silhouette cut file
STEP ONE: Prepare and Cut the DesignFor the teddy hats, I kept the design size unadjusted and cut two per A4 sheet. For Elle's hat, I rotated by 90 degrees and resized to 19cm x 29cm so it would fit the A4 page.
STEP TWO: AssembleRoll the card into a cone shape and stick edges using the adhesive of your choice - I used double-sided tape.
STEP THREE: DecorateThe design comes with rings, polka dots and a tassel. I used a shiny silver sticker paper for the polka dots and rings. Instead of the tassel, I decided to go retro and have pom-poms instead. I matched this with mini pom-pom trim along the bottom. On one of the teddy hats I added rhinestones long the centre of some ruffled ribbon.
I also made accordian rosettes, with the help of my Silhouette to cut the rectangle and then score all the fold lines. Adhere the ends together to make a ring, then gather and press flat, as shown below. Glue a circle either side to hold the rosette in place.
I used some soft fold-over elastic for Elle's hat - kids are spoilt these days, as I remember the pingy elastic cord that used to snap against your chin still from childhood days!