Earlier this month we created a mass of hats as swaps for the October Inky Fingers monthly meeting, and a few extra to give as customer thank you gifts.
Doesn’t the hat look cute atop the Caramello Koala?! Freddo Frogs work well also… unfortunately they all “hopped away” before we had a chance to take a photo 😉
While we did follow Janet’s instructions, Katie and I altered the hats slightly for a more ‘refined’ look. Though difficult to see in the photos, we have lined the black glimmer paper with black cardstock to cover the white backing of the glimmer paper. We also coloured the natural clothespins black with a Sharpie.
Additionally, to camouflage the white edges of the glimmer paper peeking out the sides, we used the brush-tip end of the Basic Black marker to colour the edges black. Doing all these steps makes a big difference to the overall look of the witch’s hat.
Finally, the 3D paper bow adds another dimension to the hat, the perfect finishing touch to complete the look. For our bows we chose a pattern from the Bohemian DSP pack that was predominately purple to fit the Halloween theme.
The photos above give you a peek into our hat-making process. We had a mini production line going – prepping all the pieces in stages and having them organised in small containers helped keep all the little bits together and simplify the whole process.
That’s it for today’s post! What did you think? Leave a comment below to let us know 🙂
If Halloween isn’t your thing, these witches hats can easily be adapted to make Christmas themed treat toppers as well.
Rachel and Katie xx