One night in July (yes July) I was visualizing my living room in October. And I thought “How cute would witch hats be in those silver frames?!”
And I think I was right. Seriously, I love these!
Here is the process of how I made them:
- Styrofoam cylinder
- Styrofoam circle a little wider than the base of the cylinder
- Strong craft glue
- Black fabric strips
- Straight pins
- Mod Podge
- Orange paint
- White fabric
- Krylon Glitter Blast in Gold
First, I cut a cylinder in half vertically, then cut the circle in half. I used the strong craft glue (E-6000) to glue them together. This made the witch hat form.
After I made the forms, I used Krylon Glitter Blast to spray these black and glittery. But it didn’t work very well…and ended up looking a bit industrial and uninspired. I decided to take black strips of fabric and cover the form. I used straight pins to keep the fabric in place, wrapping the fabric around the form and pinning.
After wrapping my forms with fabric, I painted Mod-Podge all over to get it to stay in place. It wasn’t completely smooth, but I liked the look, making it look like it’s a real fabric hat.
After the Mod-Podge dried, I embellished the hats with some lace, ribbon, and flowers. I kept it simple and kind of vintage-y, and I just pinned on the embellishments so that I can change them next year if I want.
For the background, I decided to make my own orange and white striped fabric. I used white canvas and wrapped it around cardboard. Then I taped my lines using Scotch Painters Blue tape with Edge Lock. It did a great job!
I used Plaid Paints orange paint to paint the stripes.
And for the final step, I sprayed a little of the Krylon Glitter Blast in gold on the orange stripes to glam it up a bit. I really like this little touch!
After it all dried, I put the cardboard in the frames and just used more pins to attach the witch hats. Such a fun touch! (And I hung up the feather wreath that I made about 5 years ago.)
Linking up to:
Wickedly Creative Halloween Crafts by Itsy Bitsy Paper
Tatertots and Jello
I Heart Naptime
Home Stories from A to Z
I’m Topsy Turvy
Fireflies and Jellybeans
House of Hepworths