Upcycled Crafts: How to Make a New Year’s Hat

December 6, 2013 at 10:06 pm Leave a comment

For today’s craft blog, we decided to get a jump on New Year’s and prepare some upcycled party hats to ring in the new year. This design is taken from a great resource for crafting, Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts book. Here is our upcycled spin on Ms. Stewart’s clever craft.






Hole Punch


Plastic bag

Step 1:

Cut out two circles. Our circles measured 7” across. Overlap these two circles about a third of the way across. Glue together.

Step 2:

Once dry, form circles into a cone shape and glue in place, overlapping the circles again. Be sure to leave a small hole in the top for the plastic yarn tassel.

Step 3:

Punch two holes near the base on either side of the hat. Thread the string through, measuring so that it will fit your head.

Step 4:

Now for the tassel: make about 2 feet worth of plastic yarn. Don’t know how to make it? Refer to our blog on how to make plarn:


Now that you’ve made the plarn, wrap it around your fingers several times. Holding these loops together at one end, take the scissors and snip through the loop.


You now have a handful of individual strands of plarn. Take one strand and tie the rest together in the middle.


Holding it by the knot you just made, you can see the beginning of a tassel. Thread it through the top of your hat, affixing in place with some tape, if needed. Fluff tassel to your taste.


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