This DIY Wood Witch’s Hat was such a fun little project to put together. It’s part of our decor for our Hocus Pocus block party for Halloween. I was happy when I discovered a bonus use for it once I had made it.
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I’ve seen several cute DIY Witch Hats for Halloween decor. I’ve pinned a few of them and this Primitive Wooden Witch’s Hat is one of my favorites that I’ve seen. It’s from an Etsy shop and has a price tag of $70.25. Ouch! That’s not in my budget for any seasonal decor pieces. While mine doesn’t have the pretty curves of the inspiration piece, I’m happy with how it turned out and pleased that it cost under $10.00 to make!
DIY Wood Witch’s Hat for Halloween Decor
Supplies Used for DIY Witch’s Hat
- Measuring Tape & Pencil
- Old Metal Plate Charger
- Scrapbooking Bows and Dots
- Clip on Bat
- E6000 Glue
- Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
- Polycrylic Spray
I had the old charger in my craft stash from a thrift store purchase last year. I searched for an appropriately sized craft wood triangle, but I couldn’t find one, so I decided to make my own. Actually, I decided to ask Georges, Gloria’s fiance, if he would cut the triangle from a piece of wood I bought at Michaels. That’s almost the same as doing it myself, right?
I bought ribbon and other embellishments at JoAnn Fabric and Craft. I used a coupon on top of the sale’s price, so that was a win.
How to Make a DIY Wood Witch’s Hat
- Measure a triangle on a square piece of craft wood or any use scrap wood if you have some
- Trace the triangle outline with a pencil to an appropriate size for the base
- Use a miter saw to cut the triangle
- Spray the triangle with black paint – it might take two coats for full coverage
- Once it’s dry, add a coat of polycrylic protective spray
- Clean an old plate charger with a lint free cloth
- Spray both sides with black paint
- Allow the charger to dry and add polycrylic spray
I used Rust-O’Leum American Accents 2X Ultra Cover to spray both the wood and the base. The wood needed two coats for full coverage. To protect the paint, I used Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish in gloss.
Putting the triangle and charger together for the witch’s hat
- Turn the charger upside down
- Use E6000 glue to attach the bottom of the triangle to the center of the charger
- Hold it in place for a few minutes to allow the glue to set
- Allow the glue to dry overnight
Once both pieces were dry, I used E6000 glue to attach the triangle to the base. Hot glue would work, too, but E6000 gives a more permanent bond.
Adding Embellishment to the Witch’s Hat
- Choose a wide wired ribbon
- Add a strip of ribbon at the base of the triangle with hot glue
- Use hot glue to add a few scrapbook flowers
- Choose a different ribbon that goes well with the strip that’s been added
- Tie the ribbon into a bow and attach to the triangle with hot glue
- Add a Clip on Bat to the center of the bow
Decorating the hat was the best part of the project. Use any matching ribbon, a few scrapbooking bows, and some adhesive gems to give the hat a unique look. I used hot glue to attach the ribbon and then tied a simple bow and glued that to the striped ribbon. The finishing touch was to glue on a sparkly bat that I bought at Dollar Tree.
As I was setting the witch’s hat up to take some photos, I thought of a fun way to use it, not only for decor, but as a serving tray, too. I bought the green shot glasses at Dollar Tree last year. I didn’t see them there this year, but they always have clear ones. In Gloria’s neighborhood where we’ll be having the block party, people have treats for kids and for adults. We’re going to offer potion to any adult who would like one. Our potion will be Fireball shots – perfect for Halloween!
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I’m looking forward to joining Gloria and Georges and their neighbors for Halloween. This DIY Witch’s Hat is sure to be a hit at the party!
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DIY Witch’s Hat Halloween Decor
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