Bewitching Witch Hat Wall Hanging
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Bewitching Witch Hat Wall Hanging

No wicked witches here - only a cool-and-crafty conjurer could create such Halloween finery. Prop an old straw broom nearby for extra-eerie fun!

Designed by Ed Smith for The Dow Chemical Company

Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam, Cone, 9 x 4-inches
  • Black Foamcore Board (or stiff cardboard), ¼-inch thick, 10-inch square
  • Latex Spray Paint, Purple
  • Latex Spray Paint, Black, Matte
  • Pom Poms, 2-inch Black, Two
  • Pom Poms, 10mm Neon Green, 4
  • Chenille Stems, Black, 12-inch, 1
  • Chenille Bump Stems, Black, 15mm, 8
  • Sheer Ribbon, Purple, 1½-inch width, 2 yds.
  • Satin Ribbon, Orange, 1/8-inch width, 4 yds.
  • Silk Floral Mums, Orange with Leaves, 2
  • Silk Floral Orange Berry Spray, 2
  • Twigs, 12-inches long, 2 or 3 as desired
  • Clear Acrylic Gems, 3
  • Pearl-Head Pins, Black, 1-inch long, 4
  • Glitter, Black
  • Glitter, Green
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Wooden Skewer
  • Compass
  • Scissors
  • Wire Cutters
  • Craft Knife
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Low-Temp Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Thick, White Craft Glue

Project Instructions

Step: 1

IMPORTANT NOTE: Always use a latex spray paint on STYROFOAM™ brand foam; a solvent-based paint may ‘melt’ a portion of the foam.

Step: 2

Use compass to draw 9-inch diameter circle on foam-core board; cut out with craft knife. Draw straight line across circle, 3-inches from one edge. Cut circle (hat brim) along line.

Step: 3

Center and glue foam cone to hat brim, flush with straight brim edge. Note: Straight edge allows hat to hang against wall. For extra support, insert wooden skewer through tip of cone.

Step: 4

In well-ventilated protected area, spray hat with two coats black; let dry between coats. Spray twigs purple; let dry.

Step: 5

Following manufacturer's instructions, spray hat with adhesive; sprinkle with black and green glitter. Repeat as needed; let dry.

Step: 6

Twist 12-inch chenille stem into hanging loop. Glue loop into back of hat, 5-inch below tip; adjust as needed so hat hangs against wall.

Step: 7

Glue orange ribbon around brim edge; trim excess. Glue purple, then orange, ribbon around cone base for hatband; trim excess.

Step: 8

Using photo as guide, glue twigs to left side of hat. Cut one mum to 2-inch length; cut remaining mum to 5-inch. Glue taller mum to left side near twigs; glue 2-inch mum to brim at base of twigs. Glue leaves and berry sprays among mums and twigs.

Step: 9

Loosely twist remaining purple ribbon into three-loop bow with 12-inch tails. Glue ribbon loops to left edge of hat, under mum, so ribbon cascades over brim. Spot glue loops and tails to underside of hat brim. Repeat with orange ribbon. Cut a ‘v’ into each end of purple ribbon. Glue gems to ribbons as desired.

Step: 10

Cut bump chenille stems into 16 two-bump segments. Bend and shape each section into a spider leg. Glue eight legs, evenly spaced, around base of each black pom pom.

Step: 11

Glue two green pom poms to each spider for eyes; glue black pins into eyes. Glue spiders to hat and purple ribbon as shown.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Always use a latex spray paint on STYROFOAM™ brand foam; a solvent-based paint may ‘melt’ a portion of the foam.

This also makes a fun and festive centerpiece. To make a centerpiece, do not trim the 9-inch foam-core circle, and then center and glue the foam cone on the 9-inch foam-core circle.