I have another Halloween
witchcraft witch craft today. From the tips of their twisted hats to the sweet bouquets of paper flowers on their brims, the Witch Hat Centerpiece and Witch Hat Halloween Party Favors are far from scary. If you’re planning a Halloween party, add these fashion-forward DIY Witch Hats to the invitation list. I can’t think of a more fun way to decorate for a Halloween party! (Btw, Patty Schaffer made these bewitching designs.)
To make a Witch Hat Centerpiece and Halloween Party Favors, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
- Centerpiece: 4” x 12” cone and 9” x 1” disc
- Favors: 3” x 6” cone
- Scrapbook papers (Patty used Eerie from Basic Grey)
- Spider: 1-1/2” black pompom; two 12” black chenille stems; two 3/8” googly eyes
- Invisible thread
- Spider webbing
- Ribbon, 1-1/2” wide
- Flowers: Your choice silk, premade, or DIY your own from scrapbook papers
- Buttons, assorted
- Pearl head pins
- Beading pins
- 20-gauge wire
- Double-sided adhesive tape
- Low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; pencil; toothpicks
To make a Witch Hat Centerpiece:
1. Cover the 12” cone with paper:
- Wrap paper around the cone, securing the paper along one edge with beading pins.
- Trim paper so that the seam will go straight up the back of the cone.
- Secure the paper using double-sided tape.
- Trim excess paper around bottom and top of cone.
- Make a small cone for the top from the same paper.
- Match the back seams and secure the small cone to the top.
- Crumple the point to look like a witch hat.
2. Center the 9” disc on scrapbook paper and trace around it. Cut out, adding ½” all the way around. Make small snips every ¼”, forming tabs around the circle. Center the paper on the disc, fold down the tabs, and pin and glue in place.
3. Cut three, 1” wide strips from paper. Glue strips around the disc, covering the tabs. If needed, use pins to hold strips in place while glue dries.
4. Place glue on ends of four toothpicks and insert into the top of the disc. Add glue on other ends and on the bottom of the tall cone. Carefully center cone over disc and push down onto the picks and the foam disc.
5. Wrap ribbon around base of cone, crossing ends over each other, and pin in place where ribbon meets in the middle. Be sure to keep the paper seam to the back of the cone.
6. Punch, die-cut, or hand-cut paper flowers, or use ready-made silk or paper flowers. Layer the flowers together to create seven assorted flowers. Arrange the flowers around the point where the ribbons cross, hiding the pins. Secure flowers to the hat with pearl head pins.
7. Form a coil in one end of a 6” length of wire. Push the straight end into the bottom of the cone. Slip a small tag or other piece of paper with a Halloween saying into the wire coil.
8. Stretch a small amount of spider webbing around the top of the cone, hiding the seam where the second mini cone is attached. Stretch webbing and arrange it around the flowers and the side of the hat.
- Glue two googly eyes to black pom-pom.
- Cut two 12” chenille stems in half. Bend each half in half, and then bend the ends to form the letter M.
- Glue the four stems together at the center.
- Glue pompom body onto the legs.
- Dangle spider from the tip of the witch hat using invisible thread.
To make Halloween Witch Hat Party Favors:
1. Following Step 1 above, cover the 6” cone in paper – except, do not trim paper from the top of the cone. Crumple the paper point at the top to look like a witch hat.
2. Hat brim: Cut a 6-¼” circle from paper and secure the cone to the center.
3. Decorate hat, following Steps 5, 6, and 7 above, except you’ll need only three flowers to decorate the smaller hats.
The Halloween fun continues next week with a crafty new series – Halloween Candy Corn Crafts! Don’t miss it!
Are you a candy corn fan? I know, they’re nothing but corn syrup, sugar and more sugar, but I have a weakness for candy corn. Do you?