Messy bun with side braid: It looks like this was achieved with some back combing on top to get that volume and the hair was curled with a curling iron and put back in a bun with a French braid along the side of the head.
Cover with scrapbook paper, make an X shape slit in the bottoms of the Dixie cups. Pop in each individual bulb until each light is covered with a shade. Plug in and you have a gorgeous DIY light garland! If you are NOT using LED lights; they will get hot!