Just recently, we had a tea party in our house. And because I am one of those people who loves to throw a party, we had to have a few crafts on the agenda. The first activity that the girls tackled upon arrival was the creation of a Mad Hatter DIY headband fascinator.
Mad Hatter DIY Headband Supplies:
- Darice Black Top Hat (1 per guest)
- Darice Black Ribbon Wrapped Headband (1 per guest)
- Various Darice Ribbon
- Darice Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Assorted Gems
- Darice Assorted Craft Feathers
- Fabulousness (You just can’t help it!)
To set up our Mad Hatter DIY headband station, I grabbed my stash of ribbons and spread them on the table. Everyone has their own favorite, but the contrast of the black and white ribbon was easily a favorite among the guests.
Gemstones and feathers are the perfect “cherry on top” of the hat. Some girls added gems all over their hats, while others were more understated.
I enlisted the help of a couple of willing moms to aid with the glue gun work. A few dots of glue on the ribbon, and behind each gemstone and feather is all that’s needed.
However, our guests were not all accustomed to the burning-heat of a glue gun nozzle, so parent assistance was much appreciated!
And voila! The perfect little Mad Hatter DIY hat for the perfect tea party!
I have also been informed that some little girls have worn their hats to school. That’s how much of a hit they were!
Whether it’s a tea party for 8 year olds, or a Mad Hatter DIY party theme for the grown-ups in your life, this craft is a simple and fun one for your party guests!
For a few more fascinator ideas, check out these headband Halloween accessories.
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Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble.com. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making”!), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what she’s up to!