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How to make the best dollar store Mardi Gras party hat

If you are looking to make something that will wow everyone and doesn’t cost a lot then head to your local Dollar store. Pick up the minimal supplies and make the cutest Mardi Gras party hat!

This Mardi Gras party hat is perfect for celebrating!   And you can make enough for the whole party. For less than $5!!

Mardi Gras party hat

Mardi Gras party hat

Materials:

 

  1. First, gather your supplies. Use glue dots or hot glue to attach the sparkle ribbon all around the hat. Add two alligator hair clips on the underside of the brim with some more glue. Set the hat aside while you make your bow.

Mardi Gras party hat

Mardi Gras party hat

Mardi Gras party hat

Make the bow

  1. Next, cut a piece of Bowdabra bow wire 18 inches long. Fold it in half and place in the Bowdabra. You will have a loop on one side and two loose wires on the other. (This will be your slip knot)

Mardi Gras party hat

  1. Now make your bow. Cut a piece of 5/8” yellow grosgrain ribbon. Run a lighter on the ends to seal. (You may use clear nail polish alternately) Then fold in half to find the center. Insert the ribbon into the Bowdabra in the center.

Mardi Gras party hat

  1. Then, bring one end around and under and insert into the Bowdabra leaving about a 2-inch tail. Bring the other end across the first one and twist the tail before you insert it into the Bowdabra so that it is facing the right direction.

Mardi Gras party hat Mardi Gras party hat

  1. You will have what looks like an X on the top. Now insert the top (X) pieces into the bowdabra with the bottom one first. You now have a perfect bow. Scrunch down with the Bowdabra wand.

Mardi Gras party hat

Mardi Gras party hat

  1. Cut two five inch pieces of Mardi Gras beads and insert them into the Bowdabra.

Mardi Gras party hat

Mardi Gras party hat

  1. Scrunch down with the Bowdabra wand.

 

  1. Finally, inert the two loose wires through the loop and pull tight while the Bow is still in the Bowdabra. Remove from the Bowdabra, turn to the back and tie a knot. Cut the wires short.

Mardi Gras party hat

  1. To finish attach the bow to the side of the Mardi Gras party hat with some hot glue.  Add a feather to the hat with some more glue.

Mardi Gras party hat

Mardi Gras party hat

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