Embellish Your Witch’s Hat
You’ll Cackle with this Crafty Witch Hat
By Marie LeBaron
If you’re still looking for that last minute costume idea, give a plain black witch hat some green flashy flare. By simply gluing on some yarn, your hat can become even scarier. Your little witch will want to start cackling every day until Halloween.
Supplies for Witch Hat with Hair:
* Black witch hat – $1 Walmart for a child-size witch hat, this one came with the hanging spider already, but that could easily be tied on top of the hat with string and a spider ring.
* Yarn – black, green, purple, orange, all colors could work
* Black ribbon – 1/2 inch to 1 inch thick
* Hot glue – one of the best crafting tools to have
First, measure the inside of your witch hat and cut a piece of black ribbon to that length, maybe even a few inches longer. Then string out your yarn as long or short as you want. You’ll want a lot of yarn, so keep it coming.
Then hot glue the yarn to your ribbon strip, I did this in batches. To make it a little more ghoulish, I added dark green and black yarn too. (Hot glue is “hot”, so please be careful as you work with it, possibly having ice water nearby just in case.)
Once your strip has all it’s yarn attached, hot glue the strip to the inside of the hat. I only glued 2-3 inches at at time, making sure the ribbon strip was securely glued to the hat. I glued it to the bottom area of the hat, you could glue it up into the hat as well.
This witch hat did need some front bangs, so I trimmed the front yarn hair a few inches across. You want the witch to be able to show off her big wart nose!
Now your hat is ready for witching and cackling! All it needs is a crafty Witch’s Broom to go with it.
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