Easy Witches Hat to Make at Home
This fancy witch hat can be worn as a fancy addition to a witches costume. Or you can make it as a witch hat decoration. This fancy DIY witch hat is the focal point of our Halloween front foyer. The hat is elegant with roses, sparkles, velvet topped with a cute curl on top. It can be worn as a part of a fabulous witches costume, or attach it to a stand like I did for Halloween decor.
To make this fancy DIY witch hat at home, start with an inexpensive witch hat, the dollar store has lots of bargain witch hats. Having a fabulous DIY witches hat for a Halloween costume or as decor doesn’t need to involve a sewing machine, sewing pattern, or expensive materials. Grab a cheap witches hat, some fun Halloween embellishments and a glue gun and get started.
This particular witches hat is part of a witches desk vignette so I mounted it onto a Styrofoam witch head and candlestick I found at the thrift store. I am sharing a step by step tutorial for creating the hat and will post the simple tutorial for the hat stand afterwards.
How to Make a Fancy Witch Hat
Fancy Witch Hat Supplies
A dollar store witches hat
A metre (yard) of sparkly tulle
Glitter embellishments ( I chose a skeleton because it was purple)
Shiny black fabric (Mine is from a coat liner)
Thread, needle and hot glue gun
DIY Fancy Witch Hat Tutorial
How to Make a Witch Hat Stand Up
To make a witch hat stand up you need to stuff your hat making sure it is very full. If you plan on wearing the hat, stuff it as full as you can while still leaving room for your head. Once you are comfortable with the amount of filling, cut a circle of shiny black material and hot glue it to the inside of the hat to protect your head from the stuffing.
Attach Tulle to the Fancy Witches Hat
The sparkling tulle surround is what makes this fancy witch hat stand out. I really love the sparkles of course and the dramatic way it sweeps across the front of the witches hat. Take the yard (or metre) of tulle and fold over the long edge of the tulle, and iron creating a hem.
Using a measuring tape measure the circumference of your hat. For example 23 inches.
Gather the tulle in about one inch gathers.
Fold the tulle in half to find the center. From the center measure half the distance of the circumference. (ex 11 1/2inches) from center on each side.
Once gathered loosely sew the gathering together where the half way from the circumference is.
Repeat on the other side.
Take the front center of the tulle and place on the front of the hat and wrap around to the back. Make a criss cross at the back and tack the tulle to the back of the witches hat, don’t worry if the stitches show. There should be enough tulle so it hanging down the back of your hat. That’s why we started with a full yard of fabric.
Fluff the tulle on the front of the hat.
Witches Hat Front Embellishment
To make the small front arrangement gather the tulle along the side and sew to gather it.
Once it is gathered and sewn, hot glue a fun Halloween embellishment on top. I used a sparkly skull, but a spider, feather, pumpkin or miniature caldron are some other ideas.
Once you have the front arrangement done, finish the larger arrangement on the back of the hat.
For the large arrangement on the back of the witches hat. You need two pretty flowers for the back and some sort of sparkly embellishment. I made two easy rolled fabric roses using the leftover black coat lining. Use any kind of florals you like, there no real pattern except a large black flower on each side. Glue the embellishment arrangement shown on the back of the hat where the criss cross tulle is.
DIY Witches Hat Decoration Stand
Craft stores have various kinds of styrofoam heads for Halloween, I was super fortunate and found the styrofoam witches head when I was searching for a large candlestick at the thrift store.
Using some black chalk paint (Small jar of Martha Stewart brand) paint your witches head and let dry.
Placing DIY Witches Hat on a Stand
The style of candlestick you have will decide how you can attach the head to the candlestick. If you have a tall thing candlestick use doweling to push down into the candlestick on one end, and then attach the other end of the doweling into the bottom of your candlestick.
Its easier if you have a wide topped candestick because you can simply hot glue the head onto the candlestick and your done. j
Unfortunately mine was a little bit inbetween so I added an extra step.
First I used a small piece of Styrofoam, hot glue and toothpicks to create a small base that fit exactly into the top of my candlestick. Once that was done I used black hot glue to attach this styrofoam base to the candlestick.
DIY Witches Hat Halloween Decor Idea
Once the easy DIY witches hat was finished I set it in the front foyer and added other decorations around it. Some of the ornaments were from my stash, but I did purchase some spell books and cut sparkly witch shoes on sale.
uEvery witch needs a little black cat, don’t you think?
All girls even witches appreciate fancy party shoes. I would give anything for a Spell to make husbands dance as much as you want them to. Sigh.
I found this only too perfect magic potion coffee mug I now carry around with me every morning. So fun.m
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