Party Hat Banner Birthday Garland | This month we have four family birthdays to celebrate. It’s always fun to start off the first month of the year with dinners, parties, family and friends.
We actually hosted a family dinner game night a couple weeks ago. In honor of all the January birthdays CJ and I decorated the framed chalkboard wall for the occasion.
The festive little party hats are made with styrofoam cones – and something we can tuck away and bring out to celebrate other birthdays throughout the year.
3 X 2″ FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® White Cones (6/pack)
Assorted Mini Craft Pom-Poms
1″ (25mm) FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® White Balls (16/pack)
White Craft Glue
FloraCraft® Diamond Dust Glitter
String, Yarn, Ribbon or Cording
Tools Needed: Serrated Knife, Paint Brush, Large Sewing Needle
Step One: Cut the foam cones in half using a serrated knife.
Any rough edges can be ‘sanded’ smooth by lighting rubbing them with another piece of scrap foam.
Step Two: Paint the foam cones with acrylic paint – or any type of water based craft paint.
Step Three: Attach the craft pom-poms to the top of each cone with a touch of hot glue.
Step Four: Cover the mini foam balls with glitter.
For easy handling, insert a wooden skewer into the foam to use as a handle. Brush on a layer of white craft glue, using a paint brush, covering the entire foam ball – then immediately dip the foam ball into the jar of FloraCraft® Diamond Dust Glitter. The wooden skewer helps to maneuver the ball around in the glitter ensuring total glitter coverage.
Once the glue dries it hardens the glitter as well. CJ called them baby snowballs.
Step Five: Using a large sewing needle, string the garland together. Braided nylon cord was used for our garland – though any type of string, yarn, or ribbon can be used. The needle was thread through the center of the foam hats and balls, alternating each.
The foam hats and balls are not secured into place so they can be adjusted once the banner is hung.
Just a small subtle touch of birthday fun.
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