Monday, July 8, 2013

DIY Party Horns (AKA Dollar Store Hack)

Hello there!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  Mine was busy, but I had a four day weekend so I can't complain.

I wanted to share with you all a recent DIY project that I completed.  I'm in the process of finalizing a new line to be added to my shop ( and am also in the midst of a site redesign.  The site redesign will come with new product images, and I'm all about styling the photos.  I wanted to do this without spending too much money on props, so I decided to check out the Dollar Tree and see what they had.  One prop that I knew I wanted in the photos were party horns.  I found a pack and decided to make my own horn from pretty papers since the generic designs weren't anything to write home about.

Here is what you need:

First, I popped the horn out of the mouthpiece then pulled it apart at the seam.

This created my template.  I then placed the flattened horn onto the paper that I chose and cut around it.

I then rolled the paper encouraging it to form its intended shape.

Next, I slid one end of the paper into the mouthpiece and shaped it into a horn.  I placed a paper clip on the end to keep the shape.

Then I glued the paper at the seam.

And there you have it...a cute party horn!

I added a few fun elements to a couple of the horns.  The possibilities are endless.  You can easily customize these to fit the theme of any occasion at a great price (a pack of five was one buck!).


  1. Hi My Lauren,

    This is mom saying, I love this idea. We know who will supply the horns for New Years Eve this year. LOL!! :-)

  2. So cute! I really like this idea such a affordable way to customize those!! And love the graphics too :)

    1. Thank you! These were so fun to make :)

  3. Love this idea! Too Cute!!


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