Wondering how do you make a witch hat out of paper? Look no further! Today I'll be walking you through this really simple Dollar Tree Halloween DIY to make a easy homemade witch hat! It's a no-sew DIY that you can also substitute felt for instead of paper! Below you'll find a template you can customize so it can fit your little witch, wizard, or even a fun little witches hat for a pumpkin (see video!).
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Watch the video tutorial for the paper witch hats here:
- Black poster paper (or felt)
- Hot glue
- White thread
- Halloween tubing from the Dollar Tree
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Step 1: Forming the top of your witch hat
You'll cut your black poster board or felt into semi-circles. Then just round it out until it forms a cone. Glueing the edge down.
Step 2: Cutting the base
Next you'll cut a circle that about an 2 inches wider in diameter than the top of the witch hat you just made. To do this, I just placed my cone on top of the black poster paper, and did a rough sketch of how wide I wanted my brim.
Once you cut the circle out, cut the middle out. Keeping a fairly wide brim still. Essentially creating the letter O.
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Step 3: Attaching your top and bottom
Slide your base over the top of your cone. It should get stuck and not fall to the bottom. Your cone probably has some rough edges, that's okay. All your going to do is note how much of the cone is beneath the base (ideally about a half an inch or less). Then you'll just cut about a half of an inch slits all around the cones bottom.
Fold the slit up so they sit flush on the table and add a drop of hot glue to each of them. Now just slide the hat base back over the top of the cone. This time is should sit flush on the table and on top of the slits with glue. Press firmly so the glue secures.
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Step 4: Ribbon
Add a little of the Halloween tubing from the Dollar tree by going around the brim where the top of the hat meets the base with some hot glue. Then just afix your tubing. Do this gently – we want it to keep the tube form and not get flushed flat. Also the tubing is holey, so be careful of your fingers. You can get finger covers at the Dollar Tree if you're nervous.
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Step 5: Displaying
You can put these on a table or mantle and display flat.
Or you can hang them from doorways or ceilings for a more magical feel (what I did). To do this, just get a piece of sewing thread and figure out how long you want your hat to hang. Add a small dot of glue to the tip of your hat and afix the sewing string. Then just get some sticky tack or tape and attach it to your ceiling, doorway, or wherever you want it to hang from!
Lastly, you can make a witches hat for a pumpkin, or any other tiny Halloween themed decor you may have! You'll see I put one of my small paper witch hats on a little ghost in the photo below!
And of course, my daughter loved wearing the paper witch hats around the house and while doing our “Witch's Brew: Potion Station” Halloween Sensory Play Activity For Toddlers + Kids!
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However you choose to use your DIY homemade witch hat, know it's super easy and will get a ton of use and love!