My kids love Halloween, mostly because there are costumes and candy involved. In fact, they think they love the ghoul and spooky things of Halloween, but they’ve never really seen the scary spooky things of Halloween.
I never used to decorate for Halloween. I just left my house decorated in Fall like things. However, last year I decided to start adding in the Halloween things of bats, cats, and witch hats to our decor.
That is about as spook as I want to get. Still just not into the blood and guts of it. A cute ghost or a friendly skeleton is more of my kind of Halloween decor type.
The spookiest I get is just using the word “spooky”. In general, I like Halloween to be cute and not so spooky.
I know this is boring, but it just how it is.
DIY Witch Hat
Now that I’ve explained my reasoning on why I like to go cute for Halloween versus spooky and scary, I’d like to show this DIY Witch Hat that I created using items mostly from the Dollar Tree.
I thought it would be fun to share because it seems I’ve sort of found my own decorating style for Halloween between Fall and Farmhouse for my Halloween decor.
And this cute Witch Hat is exactly that. I transformed it form black tinsel and purple into a farmhouse witch hat door hanger.
The best part is that you can use this method for any Dollar Tree door hangers that you want to transform into your own style and flavor.
My Witch Hat even turned out at one point where it could have ended up being a scarecrow hat instead of the witch hat.
It is all in how you look at it I guess. Take a look at the video below showing my process of transforming this Witch Hat.
How To Make A Witch Hat
Once you have all the materials you will need to set up an area to create. The dining room table or your craft table is a great place. I made this in front of my Dreambox cabinet as it has all my supplies within the craft storage cabinet at an arms reach.
You can also check out my Dreambox Setup in this video to see how I have it set up! I absolutely love the Dreambox setup. It really makes crafting so much more fun!
- Witch Hat Door hanger from Dollar Tree or Wreath Frame
- Ribbons, twine, yarn or fabric to cover base
- Floral picks and flowers
- Pumpkin picks, buttons or embellishments you want to include
- Hot Glue and glue sticks
My Favorite glue gun is this one right here. You can purchase one also at your local hardware store.
I simply started off by taking off or removing the tinsel pieces of the witch hat.
Then, using my ribbons and yarn I recovered the hat until I had a look I loved. I made sure to add flowers and a bow at the base of the hat to give it two things.
One the fall look to match the rest of my Fall home decor, and two, more of a wreath door hanger look.
I really love the way it turned out. Here’s a look of it displayed on the wall in my foyer. You can see how it goes nicely with the fall decor and how I still manage to keep the decor more with a Fall vibe versus a complete makeover into spooky Halloween only decor.