Courtney from A Diamond in the Stuff is back to give us another awesome guest post today!! Courtney’s specialty is home décor projects and makes decorating your home with DIY projects seem so easy and fun! Please show Courtney some love by visiting her awesome blog and giving her a “like” on her facebook page.
It’s finally October and now I can stop feeling guilty about having my Halloween décor out around my house! I love whimsical Halloween décor, nothing too dark or creepy. Take this witch hat for instance, I just had to cover it in ruffles and glitter!!!
Want to make your own ruffle witch hat?
- Paper Mache Witch Hat
- 2.5 inch Orange Ribbon
- 2.5 inch Black Ribbon
- Black Paint
- Sew Easy Floss in Orange and Black
- Craft Needles
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Embellishments (wood letters, glitter, etc)
To ruffle the ribbons, I used the Sew Easy floss and craft needles. I started with a piece of the thread through one of the needles and knotted at the end. Then I simply did a running stitch down the length of the ribbon.
Once I had ruffled enough of the ribbon to make it once around the hat, I cut off the ribbon. Then I pulled on the thread and the ribbon ruffled right up. To hold the ruffle, simply tie a knot at the other end of the thread. Look at all those beautiful ruffles!!!
I decided that the hat was missing something and it could probably use some sparkle ,too! I painted a couple wood letters with the black craft paint and then added some black glitter. Once they were dry, I attached them with some more hot glue.