From a feather boa to a glittered spider, this is one stylish witch hat. Designer Patty Schaffer made the witch hat from ½ of a cone of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam, and then she framed the hat to hang on the wall – pretty clever! I call this Framed Witch Hat a witch craft, not to be confused with witchcraft!
To make a Framed Witch Hat, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 6” cone
- Picture frame, 8” x 10”
- Scrapbook paper, two sheets in Halloween theme
- Cardboard, 6” square
- Fabric, 15” square in black (Patty used crushed panne velour)
- Feather boa, 12” in black
- Ribbon, 6” x 5/8” in purple
- Plastic spider
- Glitter, purple
- Glitter glue
- Adhesive tape runner
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; serrated knife and an old candle or bar of soap; small paintbrush; pins
To make a Framed Witch Hat:
1. Remove the glass from the picture frame. Glue paper to the glass using adhesive runner. Reassemble the picture frame.
2. Wax the serrated knife blade with an old candle or bar of soap. Carefully cut the foam cone in half, from the top to the base.
3. Hat: Place a half cone cut side up on the fabric. Wrap the fabric around the cone and use pins to secure it in the back. Trim as needed. Leave a little extra fabric at the top for the point of the witch’s hat.
3. Hat brim: Cut the cardboard into a 6” circle, and cut the circle in half. Glue black fabric to the top and bottom of one half circle.
4. Glue the half circle hat brim to the cone, making sure the cut edges of the hat and brim are centered and aligned at the back.
5. Glue the feather boa to the edge of the hat brim.
6. Wrap the purple ribbon around the base of the hat, and pin the ribbon to the back of the hat.
7. Cut a feather from scrapbook paper, and snip the edges to fringe them. Cut out a paper strip for the quill, roll into a tube, and flatten. Glue to the center of the feather. Tuck the feather behind the ribbon. Glue in place.
8. Center the hat on the paper-covered glass, and using low-temp glue, glue hat to the glass.
9. Brush glue onto the plastic spider and sprinkle with purple glitter. Tap off excess glitter and let dry. Glue spider to the brim of the hat.
Last week, I saw a graphic on Pinterest that made me laugh: “If the broom fits, ride it.” For today, I guess we could say “If the hat fits, wear it.” I have one more witch hat craft to “try on” tomorrow. See you then!
P.S. Patty has added some very cute paper crafts to her etsy shop — you just might want to check them out at p.s. it’s in the details.