If you want to save money or just for fun, you might want to make your costume if you want to dress up as a witch this year or if your kid does. Making your witch hat is a great way to customize this essential witch hat costume, and you don’t even need to know how to sew! So, in this article, we’ll show you step-by-step how to build a paper witch hat that you can make at home using supplies already on hand.
Accessories for witch hats
- Any paper can use as scrapbooking material ( make sure the cardboard is the color you desire your fancy witch hat to be)
- 5″ in a ribbon of your choice (mine gets wired, unwired might work better)
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- Black paint
- Chip brush
- 4-5 fabrics of your choice
- zip tie
- glitter spider or another embellishment
- feathers or another embellishment
Steps to make a witch hat
Form a cone
Prepare a sizable sheet of black construction paper as the first step in creating a halloween witch hat. Simple cone-hat techniques can use to create a sizable cone. As long as there is enough room for a brim, the cone’s base should snugly enclose your head. When building your cone, draw the semi-circle as close to the sheet’s edges as to fit the cone and brim inside a sheet of 24″ x 36″ construction paper. There should be enough leftover construction paper after this to finish the edges. Along the cone’s whole base, trim small fringes of equal length spaced about an inch apart.
Calculate the diameter
The cone’s interior diameter should measure. My height is about 8 inches.
Make a diameter mark
On the remaining black construction paper, mark the center with the measured diameter. Also, note the halfway.
Sketch a circle
Draw a circle by aligning a compass at the midpoint and following the diameter’s endpoints.
Make your circle larger
Create a larger circle to represent the brim while keeping the compass still anchored at the midpoint.
Cut the circles out
To create the brim, cut off both the inner and outer circles.
Test the cone’s fit with the brim
Check to see if the cone fits the brim. The brim should be precisely snug and rest flush against the bottom fringes of the cone. You can enlarge the hole on the rim if necessary.
Around the hole in the brim, apply adhesive
Apply glue around the hole after removing the brim.
Glue the brim
From the top of the cone, insert the brim. For the fringes to glue in place, press on the edges towards the opening in the corners.
Cut a black felt, cloth, or craft foam strip that is between 112 and 2 inches broad. Attach this with glue to the cone’s bottom. Create a square buckle from craft foam or felt, then affix it. Try your modern witch hat on after the glue has dried.