When I picked up this cheap Witch hat from Poundland the other day I actually had a completely different purpose in mind.
I bought about 5 of them to dot around the house for Halloween, but then I had a brain wave! A Halloween Centrepiece!! I’m not even sure yet where I’m going to be using it, but figured with some left over materials it could be completely transformed. And I was right! – I think you’ve going to be amazed how this cheapy looking Witch hat (.. sorry Poundland! 😉 ) looks now. Are you ready?
what i used for my witch hat centrepiece
A £1 Witch hat from Poundland
Tissue paper or similar to fill up the hat
Cardboard circle in the diameter of the hat rim
A black feather boa
Black Halloween webbing from The Range
Pipe cleaners from the tinsel Halloween craft pack at The Range
Ribbon – I got mine on Etsy here.
A pretty jewel to add some bling – I bought mine on Wowvow here
A creepy flocked spider – I got mine from a local shop
The EZ bow maker (optional!)
How to create your Halloween Masterpiece!
Because I created this on a Facebook Live, I don’t have that many progress photos. However, you can catch me making it by heading over to the replay here. But don’t worry, I’ll talk you through it and share plenty of photos of how it turned out.
First I filled the hat. Originally I put in a polystyrene cone for the top and filled the rest with tissue paper. However, I added nowhere near enough and towards the end the top of the hat was dropping. I actually hot glued a spider to the top of the hat which made it top heavy. SO I had to redo it. I took the cone out and stuffed the hat full with tissue paper, kitchen paper. Basically, anything that works for you!
When you are happy with it, put your hat on a large piece of cardboard and trace around the rim of the hat. Cut out with a good pair of scissors.
I simply hot glued the hat rim onto the cardboard circle to create the base.
time to jazz it up!
I really wanted to add some volume to the base of the hat and opted for a black feather boa. You won’t need all of it, so cut to size and hot glue around the rim.
To create the large bow I cut a piece of the Halloween webbing to size. I went quite big, figuring I could always cut it down if I needed to. Create a fold in the middle and put to one side. Here’s a close up of the webbing material.
To make the bow with the Halloween ribbon I opted to use my EZ Bow Maker Deluxe. I really don’t use it to its full potential as I normally opt for messy bows! However, for this project I wanted to create a big classy bow to set it off. The options of making bows with this tool are AMAZING and if you do a lot of wreath making or love making bows it’s definitely worth the investment!
Once I had created the bow I tied it in the middle with a pipe cleaner and then attached it to the Halloween webbing to get the large over-sized bow. Hot glue straight onto the hat above the feather rim.
Add some bling!
You will know by now that I love glitter and bling. I had bought this jewel from a company called Wowvow quite a while ago. It was just sitting in my craft stash waiting for the perfect project. And this was the moment to shine!
To hide the middle of the bow and the pipe cleaner holding it together, I hot glued the jewel right on top.
Next I twirled some glittery pipe cleaners around a pencil and hot glued them behind the loops of the bow so they were poking out the sides. Once the glue is dry, twist and twirl them where you want them be.
And finally I hot glued a flocked spider to the very top of the hat. In the Live you will see this made it top heavy, but I added some more paper to the hat after the Live to resolve this. I added on some googly eyes for fun!
Can you believe this was a £1 hat?
I’m trying different ways of adding it to my decor but am thrilled with the makeover of this Witch hat!
I’m looking for some witch feet to be able to balance it on, but a candle holder will work too to give it some height!
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