I want to start this post with apologies. I know I promised this months ago when I posted the DIY Glinda Costume, but the summer and doing fun things with my kids took over. Now that fall is in the air and Halloween decorations fill store shelves I thought this would be a fun project to share. It’s the perfect little witch hat to use as part of an Oz the Great and Powerful costume, or just to answer the door when handing out candy. Each hat only takes about an hour to make and they really are cute!
What you’ll need:
- An empty cereal box
- Hot glue gun and lots of glue sticks
- 2 sheets of felt in the colour you want your hat
- White glue
- Embellishments for the hat – ribbons, fabrics, gems
- A cutting mat
- Exacto knife
- Headband or wide ribbon (2″ is best)
Step 1 – Print out the Witch Fascinator Template at ‘no scale’ or 100% and cut it out. Trace the pattern on to the backside of your cereal box and cut out one of each. These will serve as the stiffener in your hat. Mark the | or X depending on if you plan to use a headband or ribbon. Cut any notches at this point too.
Step 2 – Cut out 2 of the circle pieces from the felt adding 1/4 of an inch around to allow for overlap and one triangle piece(no overlap needed).
Step 3 – Glue one felt piece to the cardboard. Cut through both layers on your X or | and then pass through the headband or ribbon. Glue on the second circle of felt making sure to pay attention to the edges so that you can’t see the cardboard.
Step 4- Turn the triangle of cardboard and felt into a cone shape. Staple the cardboard together and use hot glue to glue the felt into a cone shape. Fold the base of the cardboard cone inward where you cut the slits so that you have somewhere to apply the glue and secure it to the base of the hat.
Step 5: Hot glue the cone to the base of the hat. Hold and allow to cool 2 minutes. Apply white glue to the cardboard cone and then slide on the felt cone smoothing out any bubbles. Hot glue around the base of the felt cone to add extra security. Set aside to set and cool for 5 minutes.
Here are a couple of short videos to give you an idea of how everything looks as it gets put together.
Step 6 – Have fun decorating!