Sunday my sister turned 19 (holy cow…), and after picking my jaw up off the ground, I decided it was the perfect opportunity to do two things: 1. Make a custom birthday souvenir for her and her guests and 2. Type it all out for y’all and make a fun blog post so everyone can attain these bomb birthday hats.
Even though Sunday was her birthday, HAPPY BIRTHDAY HALEY! There’s your shoutout my sis. Now, let’s get to it.
- Toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls
- Hole puncher
- THIN elastic to act as the chin strap – make sure it won’t rub or hurt ya!
- Picture of birthday honoree
- Image Medium (for decoupage and image transfer) from Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan
- Teeny bit of paint and paint brush
- Cut inverted triangles into the toilet paper roll or if using a paper towel roll, cut this in half then proceed the same
- Paint entire crown the background color (including the inside! Don’t be lazy, it looks bad… trust me)
- Print and cut out a picture of the birthday honoree’s face (see below for more detailed notes on this part)
- Using the image medium, apply the picture graciously onto the crown – cover both under the picture as well as on top of it for maximum security
- Allow it to dry – you’re almost ready to celebrate! I allowed 24 hours, but as soon as it seems dry you can lace that bad boy up and wear it
- Tie elastic through the two holes and done! The most festive, unique and personalized crown you could find out there, using toilet paper rolls. Who knew.
- When it comes to printing out your birthday celebrator’s face, don’t waste paper! Toilet paper rolls are not wide in diameter, so the picture does need to be small. On regular/normal margin sized paper, I could print 4x Haley’s a page (weird, huh?). If you’re super #green and #paperfriendly try out the landscape orientation and you may be able to fit more. I attached a screenshot of my screen right below this section to give a better idea of what I mean.
- Having trouble finding the elastic you need? Just reuse some elastic from mini party hats available at various Dollar Stores, Craft Stores or Party Stores. Here, I used the string of some mini sombreros I had, so it was a super easy (and affordable) switch-a-roo
Such an easy yet personalized touch. And yes, she was so surprised for her birthday dinner. Love you, Haley!
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