Tomorrow is NYE 2020, and I just couldn't resist making a blinky hat to welcome the new year. Here it is, shown with the designs I quickly iterated on before settling on this final version:
Below is the SVG file if you want to make your own! Cut it out on your Cricut Maker machine (or any other vinyl/paper cutter) and stick a blinky LED with a coin cell battery inside of it.
If you don't have a machine cutter, simply print this out on regular or colored paper and cut out the edges – it will still look awesome!
- I found that the light diffuses best if you have the LED on the same side as the text so that the light is shining on the opposite wall.
- I used a shiny, rose gold cardboard paper because it screams "festive!!"
- Use some string through the holes at the bottom of the cone to secure it
- Smile, and put the hat on your friend's head too!
Hello 2020, please be kinder to us than your older sister was. 💖