Halloween Witch Hat DIY

Halloween at my house is always a fun time to create budget friendly decor and celebrate all things sweet! This Dollar Tree sunhat was the perfect thing to use for making a super simple DIY Halloween witch hat. With some scrapbook paper and black paint along with a little hocus pocus of course, this sunhat was transformed into a fun Halloween witch hat to use for my decor or even to wear as a costume! 

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halloween witch hat supplies

  • Sunhat from the Dollar Tree or any straw hat will do fine
  • Scrapbook paper of your choice or any paper (just make sure the paper is the color you desire your hat to be)
  • 2.5″ in ribbon of your choice (mine was wired, unwired might actually work better)
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Black paint
  • Chip brush
  • Embellishments

HALLOWEEN MESSY BOW SUPPLIES (See Complete Messy Bow Tutorial HERE)

  • 4-5 fabrics of your choice
  • scissors
  • zip tie
  • glitter spider or other embellishment
  • feathers or other embellishment

step by step instructions for witch hat

  1. Start by painting the rim of the sun hat with your black acrylic paint. Using a chip brush, dab until the paint gets in all of the sun hat crevices. Be sure to paint both the top side and underside of the sun hat allowing to dry in between.Halloween Witch Hat DIY Black Paint
  2. Take two pieces of scrapbook paper and create a cone shape using THIS FREE PATTERN. Download Pattern HERE.Halloween Witch Hat DIY cone shapeHalloween Witch Hat DIY scrapbook paper
  3. Adhere with clear tape, double sided tape or hot glue (this is what I used). Then glue the cone to the top, unpainted portion of the sun hat.Halloween Witch Hat DIY Gluing Cone
  4. Taking your wide ribbon, (I used 2.5in wired ribbon) trim the base of your cone where it attaches to your sunhat. In order for it to work on a cone shape, I chose to create a ‘ruffled’ look by spacing out where I glued down the ribbon using a glue stick for guage. See below.Halloween Witch Hat DIY RuffleHalloween Witch Hat DIY gluing ruffle
  5. Now your witch hat is ready for embellishments! These could include, old jewelry, feathers, buttons, glitter spiders, plastic spiders, pumpkins; truly, the sky is the limit… this is the fun part!  

    I added my signature messy bow of course! Step by step tutorial on how to make a messy bow can be found HERE.

  6. Finally, glue your embellishments to your witch hat.Halloween Witch Hat DIY gluing Messy BowHalloween Witch Hat DIY gluing glitter spider

This DIY turned out so cute. I hope you’ll try it for yourself!

Halloween Witch Hat DIY

Halloween Witch Hat DIY Messy Bow

Halloween Witch Hat DIY styled

ways to use a diy halloween witch hat

This is so much fun to make and the Dollar Tree sunhat with scrapbook paper make it super budget friendly! There are so many different things you can do with this DIY project. Here are just a few…

Halloween Witch Hat DIY closeup on trick or treat tray

  • You can actually wear this Witch Hat as part of a DIY Halloween costume! What a fun way to show your creativity. Make sure all of your embellishments are secure and glued down well, pair it with a black robe or other fun witch costume and then have a blast with your new creation. To keep it on your head all night, add a headband underneath to help secure it into place.Halloween Witch Hat DIY modeling on person

If you run out of time to actually make one of these cute DIY Halloween witch hats; I found some alternatives online you might like as well.  Shopping online to see what is out there is also great for inspiration when deciding what embellishments you want to use!

 

If you missed the video tutorial over on my Facebook Page, you can see it here.

I hope you will make one of these for your Halloween decor.  Please come back and share with me when you do. 

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Halloween Witch Hat DIY
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Halloween Witch Hat

Budget friendly Halloween witch hat for decor or a Halloween costume made out of a Dollar Tree sunhat.
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: Halloween Costume, Halloween Decor, Halloween Witch Hat
Cost: $5

Materials

  • Sunhat from the Dollar Tree or any straw hat will do fineย 
  • Scrapbook paper of your choice or any paper
  • 2.5" in Ribbon of your choice
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue
  • Black paint
  • Chip brush
  • Embellishments

Instructions

  • Start by painting the rim of the sun hat with your black acrylic paint. Using a chip brush, dab until the paint gets in all of the sun hat crevices. Be sure to paint both the top side and underside of the sun hat allowing to dry in between.
  • Take two pieces of scrapbook paper and create a cone shape using my pattern.
  • Adhere with clear tape, double sided tape or hot glue
  • Then glue the cone to the top, unpainted portion of the sun hat.
  • Taking your wide ribbon, trim the base of your cone where it attaches to your sunhat. In order for it to work on a cone shape, I chose to create a 'ruffled' look by spacing out where I glued down the ribbon using a glue stick for guage.
  • Add your embellishments and secure with hot glue.

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7 Comments

  1. Lori Tustin says:

    5 stars
    I absolutely LOVE how you ended up attaching the ribbon!! Absolutely adorable!

    1. southerncrush says:

      LOL! Yes! It was definitely a “do-over” situation. I ripped that ribbon off and reattached it with the ruffled look. I love it too! Thank you so much!

  2. Terri Norris says:

    Iโ€™m not much of Halloween but It turned out really cute. By the way you make a beautiful good witch.

    1. southerncrush says:

      Awe thank you for the sweet compliment! I’m glad you like it!

  3. Debra Mathews says:

    Awesome. You always do!!

    1. southerncrush says:

      wow! thank you!

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