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February 29, 2012

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diy | giraffe party hats

I can’t believe how time flies; a few weeks ago, my sweet nephew turned three.  For his little family gathering, I helped my sister with a few animal decorations: we lined up plastic animals throughout the house, placed plastic animals on top of cupcakes (his favorite), and I made these giraffe hats.

I kind of made them by accident.  I had been browsing the craft store earlier in the day, looking for paper to make hats out of, but all the animals prints were just plain ugly.  So I went to my craft cave (aka my uninsulated back porch) and brainstormed.  These giraffe hats were the result.  I LOVE them, and I knew I had succeeded in making them look like a giraffe when my nephew accurately identified them.  ha!

To make your own, all you need is brown paper, white masking tape, scissors and some ribbon.

Shape the paper into a cone – the most difficult part – and cut off the excess.  Then tape the seam on the inside (tape it across the seam) with a few long pieces of tape.  Then get to work sticking randomly sized bits of masking tape to the outside of the hat.  Add ribbons (by taping them on the inside) and you’re done!

Enjoy, friends!

till tomorrow,
Rebecca

  1. Can I hire you to plan my next kid party? Please? You're so creative! 🙂

  2. Awesome! I love this!!! Girl, your mind is magic- you can turn the simplest of items into such fun things! PS. Giraffes are my favorite animal 🙂

  3. Hannah says:

    This is so fun! Great idea.

  4. Kimberly says:

    I adore how easy and cute these are.

  5. Sarah says:

    Wow, it's amazing how easy some the the most genius stuff is… we just need to think about it. Ripped masking tape! Crazy easy!

    – Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com

  6. This is sooo clever!! Totally looks like giraffe print too!

  7. Nicole says:

    What a fantastic idea! I can't believe how EASY these are just because y'all are so ingenious. Now I want to have a giraffe party! Look out, all who show up for dinner tonight 😉

  8. lily sol says:

    i love this idea! and it's so simple too, i'll have to remember it 🙂

  9. Jeran says:

    Really cute idea. 10 yrs ago I had a giraffe themed party for my oldest daughter's 1st birthday. Where were you are our great ideas?

  10. Ronnie says:

    So simple and so cute! I second Stephanie – please come plan my boys' birthdays for me!
    Ronnie xo

  11. Your DIY and photos are a dream love. Seriously!

  12. This is so fun! Great idea.

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