This DIY Witches Hat is Sparkly and Pretty
This hat is part of a witches vignette, like the other vignettes I created this year I chose to make it more pretty that scary. It has roses and sparkles and velvet and a cute curl at the top. It can be worn as a hat or attached to a stand for Halloween decor.
Today I am also joining some very special friends for a Fall/Halloween blog hop, you will see there links at the bottom of this post.
This particular witches hat is part of a witches desk vignette so I mounted it onto a Styrofoam witch head and candlestick I found at the thrift store. I am sharing a step by step tutorial for creating the hat and will post the simple tutorial for the hat stand afterwards.
To make you own pretty witches hat you will need:
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A dollar store witches hat
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Glitter embellishments ( I chose a skeleton because it was purple)
Shiny black fabric (Mine is from a coat liner)
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Witch Hat Tutorial
Start by stuffing your hat, make sure it is very full. If you plan on wearing the hat, stuff it as full as you can while still leaving room for your head. Once you are comfortable with the amount of filling, cut a circle of material and hot glue it to the inside of the hat to protect your head from the stuffing.
Take the tulle and fold over and iron creating a hem. With a measuring tape measure the circumference of your hat. Fold the tulle in half. Starting at the center, measure from the half the distance of the circumference. Gather the tulle in about one inch gathers.
Once gathered loosely sew the gathering together. Do the same on the other side.
Take the front center of the tulle and place on the front of the hat and wrap around to the back. Sew the tulle to the hat, don’t worry if the stitches show. There should be a tulle hanging down the back of your hat.
Fluff the tulle on the front of the hat.
To make the small front arrangement gather the tulle along the side and sew to gather it.
Once it is sewn glue the embellishment on top.
Once you have the front arrangement done, finish the larger arrangement on the back of the hat.
For the large arrangement on the back of the witches hat, I made two rolled fabric roses using leftover black coat lining. Use any kind of florals you like. Placing them as shown.
Witches Hat Stand
Craft stores have various kinds of styrofoam heads for Halloween, I was super fortunate and found the styrofoam witches head when I was searching for a large candlestick.
Using some black chalk paint (Small jar of Martha Stewart brand) paint your witches head and let dry.
Depending on the style of candlestick you have you can use a doweling set down into the candlestick and then into the head, or if the top of your candlestick is wider you can simply hot glue it into place.
For this candlestick, I used a small piece of Styrofoam hot glue and toothpicks to create a small base that fit into the candlestick. Once that was done I used black hot glue to attach the base to the candlestick.
A Witches Dresser Vignette
The remainder of this vignette is cute purchased items that I have gathered over the years. I purchased the spell books and cute sparkly witch shoes from Michael’s this year. Thankfully they were 60% off.
Every witch needs a little black cat, don’t you think?
All girls even witches appreciate fancy party shoes and I would give anything for a Spell to make husbands dance as much as you want them to, good rhythm is optional.
Check out some of my fellow bloggers and friends Halloween/Fall posts. Grab a Coffee and enjoy.
Welcome to our monthly Creative Blog Hop!
This month it’s all about Halloween/Fall Projects where you’ll find lots of inspiration to keep you DIYing for months!
Meet your hosts
Tammy @ Hey Fitzy | Mary @ The Boondocks Blog
Janine @ Happy Happy Nester | Carolann @ Sassy Townhouse Living
Norma @ Paint Me Pink | Sarah @ Creative Ramblings
Tara @ Lehman Lane | Michelle @ Our Crafty Mom
Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Amanda @ Life On The Bay Bush
Leanna @ Faeries and Fauna | Ashly @ Modern Glam
Katrin @ KreativK | Jodie & Julie @ The Design Twins
Kellie @ Gratefully Vintage
Grab some Halloween/Fall Inspiration