Chalkboard Party Hats

I think the real question of the day is this: How completely have I brainwashed my almost 4 year old to have him request a “chalkboard” birthday party?!?!?!  Does that make me evil?  No, seriously, I can’t remember if he saw me painting his chalkboard easel (which I did do with the rough idea that it would be helpful at the party) before he requested that or not… but I guess there’s something to the power of suggestion. 😉

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I hope you saw the party favors I shared last week (I’m telling you, those little monogram chalkboard slates are the best!  My kids have LOVED them!).  This was one more fun-for-any-age and super easy way to bring a little style to a simple backyard spring birthday party.

Perfect for your next party, these little chalkboard party hats are so easy precious! Get the tutorial at maisondepax.com #diy #howtomake #kids #birthday #newyears #template #paper

All the little girls at the party (and, let’s be honest, some of the adults, too!) ran straight for the little table to make their own party hat.  They may not have worn them for very long… but they sure enjoyed decorating them and smiling for photos!

Perfect for your next party, these little chalkboard party hats are so easy precious! Get the tutorial at maisondepax.com #diy #howtomake #kids #birthday #newyears #template #paper

And they were so easy to make.  Here’s what you need:

  • black card stock
  • party hat template (like this one)
  • scissors
  • hot glue
  • pom poms
  • electrical tape
  • stapler
  • super thin elastic (if you want a string to keep it on)
  • chalk

After cutting out your card stock, hot glue a pom pom to the very tip of the point (which side of the paper is facing up really doesn’t matter).

Perfect for your next party, these little chalkboard party hats are so easy precious! Get the tutorial at maisondepax.com #diy #howtomake #kids #birthday #newyears #template #paper

Next, using the template’s directions, mark the spot for stapling your string and use a small piece of electrical tape (I found this reinforced the card stock and kept it from ripping).

Perfect for your next party, these little chalkboard party hats are so easy precious! Get the tutorial at maisondepax.com #diy #howtomake #kids #birthday #newyears #template #paper

Finally, flip it over (so the pom pom is facing down) and staple your string to the electrical tape.

Perfect for your next party, these little chalkboard party hats are so easy precious! Get the tutorial at maisondepax.com #diy #howtomake #kids #birthday #newyears #template #paper

For the party, I simply put the flat hats on the table with a bucket of chalk and a stapler.  If you really want the hats secure, a line of double-sided tape and then a staple holds them together perfectly.  Let the children (and young-at-heart!) be creative and enjoy themselves…

Perfect for your next party, these little chalkboard party hats are so easy precious! Get the tutorial at maisondepax.com #diy #howtomake #kids #birthday #newyears #template #paper

The results are adorable!

Perfect for your next party, these little chalkboard party hats are so easy precious! Get the tutorial at maisondepax.com #diy #howtomake #kids #birthday #newyears #template #paper

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Comments

  1. You’ve done it again!! I’m so loving this!! Thank you so much again for sharing!

  2. What a cute idea, Rachel! I love the way the pom poms add a pop of color to the hats too :)

  3. What a fun idea… kiddos would love decorating their own hats! I’m featuring your sweet party hats in my Friday Features. Thanks for joining our Inspire Me Monday linky party!

  4. Love your chalkboard decorations of this week! Both projects are great! Happy Crafting :)

  5. Such a cute idea… I am pinning :)

  6. Cute cute cute! Pinned! Xo

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  7. I’m loving all the chalkboard items you’ve been doing recently! These party hats (and the letters you did) are so fun. Please come share this over at Link it or Lump it going on now! http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/2014/05/link-it-or-lump-it-party-number-38.html

  8. These are sooooo gorgeous…we are on holidays for my wee ones birthday and I might just pack these supplies!!! Love them x

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Hooray! I’m so glad you like them, Janice, and I hope they provide tons of entertainment for your trip! :)

  9. my sons 2nd birthday is coming up totally doing this!

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