This easy DIY decorated witch hat is the perfect (and cheap!) way to add some spooky pizazz to a last-minute Halloween costume. You can even use it a centerpiece for your Halloween party table, too! Learn how to make it with this quick tutorial.
While most of her friends dress up like princesses for Halloween, my six-year-old daughter always chooses something different.
She’s expressed her (strong) opinions about clothing and costumes since she was only 18 months old, so it’s really no surprise that every Halloween she dresses up as a strong female character like Super Girl, Bat Girl, The Flash (girl), and Hermione Granger.
This year she wants to be a creepy “spider countess” so I couldn’t resist transforming a plain black witch’s hat into something a bit more spooky.
If you’re looking for a last-minute Halloween costume, then keep reading to find out how to create your own unique witch hat.
Like all of my craft projects, this decorated witch hat took less than 30 minutes to make!
Supplies to Make a Decorated Witch Hat
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Although I’ve linked to the supplies on Amazon, I recommend checking out the dollar store or Target’s Dollar Spot for a cheap hat and spider webbing.
- Plain black witch hat
- Spider webbing with plastic spiders
- Gold paint pen (this is the one I used)
- Hot glue gun (low-temp so you don’t burn your fingers)
How to Make a DIY Decorated Witch Hat
If I had to change one thing about making this decorated witch hat, it would be to paint the spiders first so they would dry while applying the webbing.
So, do as I say, not as I did: Use the gold paint pen to add some shimmering color to the plastic spiders. This will make them visible on the black hat (plus, it’s just pretty). For bonus points, brush on some glow in the dark paint!
Next, pull apart the spider webbing until it’s pretty thin.
Using your hot glue gun on the low temp setting, attach one end of the spider webbing to the underside of the hat, right along the brim.
Continue to pull and stretch the webbing around and over the hat. I glued the webbing to four points under the brim and one point at the tip of the hat along the seam.
Finally, apply a generous amount of hot glue to the underside of the painted spiders and press them firmly on the hat.
Now your decorated witch hat is ready for Halloween!
A Unique Decorated Witch Hat
Whether you want to amp up a basic costume, or even create an interesting centerpiece for a Halloween party, a decorated witch hat like this one is an easy and fun craft!
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